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March 05, 2023

Leave These Things to the Pros When Moving

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As if you are not stressed enough planning your future move, you've got to figure out the logistics of moving prep—will you do it yourself or have a moving team to do it for you? In the event you are utilizing a full-service moving company in Austin, you will the choice of a full-service move--all you need to do is stay out of the way and allow the professional movers to get the job done. If you are more the DIY type and planning on renting a moving van and counting on buddies, you might want to reconsider that plan.

Besides saving your back and your friendships, there are other reasons to hire a moving company in Austin to pack and also haul your possessions. First of all, these people are professionals and know how to pad and also pack your fragile items. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Grandma Gertrude's antiques on the driveway, it's on you. If the professional mover doesn't get it exactly right and something gets broken, no problem—it's covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Difficult to Move?

Might be a silly question, right? Wrong.

Should you try to relocate a heavy piece of exercise equipment—for instance you received a treadmill for Christmas--and you lose your grip and it tumbles to the ground, that treadmill isn't going to be inexpensive to fix. You have got lots invested in your gym equipment, so working with a moving company in Austin to disassemble and handle them properly is well worth what you will spend on professional help.

Art and also Antiques

Should you have any fine art or perhaps antiques, it will be a good idea to have them professionally packed and moved. A moving company in Austin has the materials and expertise to build custom crates and cartons for oddly shaped belongings such as big mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and such.

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

Okay, you're pondering, I have a truck with a lift gate, some dollies, and some quilts and tape, and my buds are pretty strong. We can get this done, no worries. Of course, you can. But is it truly a wise idea?

Moving that couch across the room is one thing. Move it out of your home, across the driveway and into the moving van is an entirely different chore, and unless it's a straight flat line from starting point to end point, you will need to be prepared to “pivot” a couple times. Times that couch by chairs, coffee tables, mattresses, other sofas, and a lawn mower, and that’s probably not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there's the dreaded piano--are you comfortable moving that? Even an upright weighs around 300 pounds, and a baby grand is likely over 1000 pounds. There's close to 18 tons of pressure on the piano strings--and one can snap quickly if you do not understand what you're doing. And also the dings on a hardwood floor—you must lift it up onto casters or perhaps a piano dolly, so you don't leave gouges in the floors.

String instruments are very delicate and need to be moved in their cases. If you do not have the case, a professional mover in Austin should fashion a crate for the instrument, and then, they know a safe spot to pack it on the truck.

Understanding how to pack the truck is an art form, and you likely need to leave all your awkward, fragile, as well as special belongings to the professional movers in Austin. But, feel free to pack your own socks.


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