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December 30, 2017

Local Moving Services in Oklahoma City--Worth Every Penny - Part 3

Local moving 

Separating, getting rid of, and packing for a relocation are hands down the most time-consuming parts of the progression. Even if you hire movers to pack for you, you should still allow quite a bit of time so you will have everything ready to box in Oklahoma City. The stories you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty soda cans are probably true—they're not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in the home.

Packing Boxes

You have got at least two times as much stuff as you believe you do…if you are conservative. Many people are shocked at the amount of belongings they have, and at the actual volume of absolute junk they have lingering around. Sure, you're going to sort through all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have great intentions to dispose of and donate-for a week. In the end, it's all got to go, and letting the pros do the packing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure.

The large advantage of hiring your local movers in Oklahoma City to pack is that they know how to pack--smart packing is a form of art. They know how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the frail pieces stay in unharmed. Did you know, for instance, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a handled mug? Did you know NOT to wrap something frail too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?

They also are knowledgeable about how to load the moving boxes so they are as easy as possible to move, so that heavy things are in small boxes and you'll have a couple of large boxes that weigh about a pound—that's where the pillows are.

Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning

Movers also know how to disassemble everything that comes apart--without dinging your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy to move because, for example, legs come off kitchen tables, but having the right tools and knowledge of how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easily and one that's a little skewed or wobbly. If you have got antiques or fine art, it is certainly worth it to have experienced movers who know how to take a tall case clock apart and wrap it--not to mention knowing how and where to set it on the truck.

A child's backyard playset has reduced many a man to frustrated tears when he tries it with a screwdriver and a hammer, but a guy who takes them apart every day does the job agilely and knows to keep all the nuts and bolts in one place so that he can put it back together at the destination without several trips to the hardware store.

Loading and Unloading in Oklahoma City

If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving truck full of furniture, appliances and boxes is graduate-level engineering. Having the proper truck is a must--and you have bulky, heavy stuff, a van or small pick-up truck isn't going to cut it. A DIY move commonly goes astray when the actual move is happening—lots of people don't have the supplies to keep their items safe in transit. You'll need moving blankets for all the furniture, shrink wrap to keep the pads in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of tie downs to keep your stuff from shifting, dollies for appliances and big things--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the proper weight distribution is imperative since these trucks must navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.

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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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