DIYing Your Move to Oklahoma City? Leave These Things to the Pros

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As though you're not distressed enough with your impending move, you need to work out the logistics of moving prep--do you do it by yourself, or work with a professional crew to do it for you? If you are utilizing a full-service moving company, you have the option of a full-service move--all you have to do is get out of the way and let the professional movers in Oklahoma City do their thing. If you are more the DIY type and planning on booking a moving truck and depending on buddies, you may need to reevaluate that plan.
 

Apart from preserving your back, as well as your friendships, there's some other reasons to engage a moving company to pack and transport your household possessions. For starters, these people are professionals and understand how to pad and pack your possessions. Also, they are insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Gertrude's crystal in the driveway, it is on you. If the professional mover in Oklahoma City does not get it just right and things break, no problem--it will be covered.

What is Considered Truly More Challenging to move? Fitness Equipment or Fine China?

Might appear to be a dumb question, right? Wrong.

If you pack a box of china and wrap all the pieces adequately, chances are decent that it's going to survive some bumps and even perhaps a small drop. If you attempt to move a heavy piece of exercise equipment--say you got a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your grip and it falls to the floor, that bike is going to fare worse as opposed to the little box. You can get replacement dishes on eBay, but repairing that Peloton isn't going to be cheap.

You've got a large amount invested in your fitness equipment, therefore working with a moving company to take elements apart and transfer them accurately is well worth what you will spend on professional help.

Art and Antique items

In case you have any fine art or antique items, it's worth the cost of having them skillfully packed and moved. These things are typically insured on a rider that's outside of your fundamental home policy--check the small print concerning moving. There might be a condition that you have to use pros for insurance to be effective.

One other reason to use a moving company in Oklahoma City to manage your fine pieces is that they have the resources and know-how to build specialized crates and containers for unusually shaped things such as sizeable mirrors, statues, works of art, and the like.

It Ain't Heavy, It is Just a Sleeper Sofa

Ok, you are thinking, I've got a moving van with a lift gate, some hand trucks, and a bunch of quilts and tape, and my friends are strong folks. We can do this, easy. Undoubtedly, you could. But will it be really a great idea?

Moving that sofa across the room is one thing. Move it out of the property, along the driveway and within the moving van is often a whole different endeavor, and unless it is just a direct flat line from point A to point B, it will take up a lot of the clock. Multiply that couch by chairs, tables, beds, additional couches, and a mower, and that is not worth a cold beer along with a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there exists the dreaded piano--are you at ease moving that? In fact an upright has a weight of around 300 pounds, and a baby grand is easily more than 1000 pounds. There's approximately 18 tons of force on the strings--and one can snap in a second if you have no idea what you are doing. Let alone the scuff marks on a wood floor--you have got to boost it up onto casters or a piano dolly, to ensure you don't make gouges in the wood.

Stringed instruments can also be delicate and should be moved in their cases. Without the case, an expert will be able to create a crate for the instrument, wrap it delicately in bubble wrap, and then, they understand exactly where to place it on the moving truck.

Knowing how to pack the moving truck is a form of art, and you ought to leave all your heavy, sensitive, and special items to the professional movers in Oklahoma City. However, you can pack your own socks.

 

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