Moving the Immovable--What to Move to Oklahoma City, And What to Leave Behind

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Nice piano you've got there. It might be a shame if something happened to it. The same principle can be claimed for the aquarium, your art work, houseplants--even your basement furnishings--specifically if it is time to move.

Many of your household items and home furnishings are simple, if not simply effortless, to move. You box up most of it, and, armed with a screwdriver and a handful of additional tools, take down pieces of furniture making it easy to load. For the DIY kinds, this is often a fantastic project--until you arrive at the things that are a lot more of a difficulty--such as the piano as well as the fish tank.

Moving the Immovable


Pianos are amongst the most difficult things to move. They're good sized in addition to awkward, yet in the ungainly cabinet sit the extremely fragile elements that basically make the instrument. Have you ever wondered precisely why so many people opt to leave a piano at their old property, or simply give it virtually free of charge to any home? It's because they are so hard to move.

An upright or spinet might not be worth the effort to maneuver, unless it is sentimental. Baby grand sizes and bigger are worth it but will need specialized help for a successful trip.

Besides possible harm to the piano itself, there are other opportunities to hurt walls, staircases, and anyone trying to move these beasts. A professional moving company may be able to move your piano but will possibly advise a specialty piano mover for the task. Piano movers can even transport harps, organs, and other substantial instruments.

Artwork and Antiques

Your contact at the moving company in Oklahoma City will probably inquire regarding fine art and antiques, and strongly suggest they pack those things for you. There's lots of skill involved with packing fragile things for transport, and well worth the price to make certain your mirrors, artwork, along with other valuables arrive unharmed.

Home furnishings

There ought to be a mathematical principle disproving that just because a piece of furniture got into your home, it will come back out. Think of it as "The Theory of the Pivot"--we all remember the "Friends" episode when they tried to fit a couch through a stairwell. There's a variety of issues why your hefty furnishings are hard to get out.

When it is custom, like an entertainment center or even a bar, it likely arrived to the property in pieces and was constructed in the room. When you can get the carpenter who constructed the piece to take it apart, this provides the most suitable option. In any other case, confer with your professional movers regarding disassembling the item and go over any difficulty they think that they could possibly run into.

Basement furniture is generally challenging to move out. In case you have added a handrail, the passage is even more narrow. Ditto for the stairs--if you have changed out the carpeting with hardwood, they are going to be slippery. Again, this is why some people simply leave that furniture in the residence.

The freezer you've stored away down there? It is most likely the appliance shop delivered it--obviously empty--so you must clear it out before you even attempt to move it. Or you may just leave it for the subsequent homeowners, too. Some things just are not worth the cost to move.

What? The Movers Are unable to Haul My Houseplants?

No, they cannot. Government regulations prohibit commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish must ride together with you, wedged in between your ficus bushes.


With respect to the timing and length of your move, a good thing to do with your aquarium might be to give it away. Nevertheless, if you are planning to make an effort to move the fish, ensure you complete the following.

· Drain the tank of most water, leaving enough for the current bacteria colony to survive the journey.

· Fill containers with the aquarium water and set the fish in these containers.

· Stabilize them as much as possible--set the containers within a bin which goes on the floor of the backseat.

· Construct the new tank without delay. Float the containers in the aquarium so that the fish become accustomed to the new temperature before you release them.

If your fish tank is investment-grade, your fish dealer can arrange for the move of your equipment in addition to fish.


If a long-distance move is on your radar, the best thing to do could be to give your plants to your neighbors, but if you're determined to move them, here is how.

· Repot into plastic pots a couple weeks prior to the move

· Move them in your car or truck, or lease a cargo van if the car's full

· Make certain they won't overheat while in transit

· Put the plastic pots inside your new residence for several weeks whilst they adapt to the different place

· Truly reconsider giving them away

Now, get to it--start packing. Keep in mind that a couple of things are best left to a professional mover in Oklahoma City--or left totally.


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