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August 03, 2020

Should I Hire Professional Movers in Austin for some items?

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

Heavy, large, and valuable--these three terms strike fear in all but the most brave DIY mover. Amateur movers--you, your neighbor, your sister's husband's rugby team--are all well and good getting cartons on a truck, but what about the items that need to have an abundance of special attention and special care? Are you willing to allow said sports team move your piano, or your blown-glass chandelier?

There are occassions when you'll need a professional mover to help you. A skilled professional mover in Austin can move weighty, substantial, and priceless items quicker and with lots less headache in comparison with friends and neighbors, and with significantly less hassle for you.


The only folks who believe moving a piano is not a big deal are the ones who have not accomplished it. Pianos are sensitive musical instruments and are notoriously tricky to move. If you want to give it a shot, you'll need quilted pads for wrapping, heavy-duty moving straps, along with a furniture dolly. You will likely need a wide berth to steer it within the house and to the moving van, plus several people to pick it up and move it. Important point--a piano needs to stay in the upright position with the lid firmly shut while it is being moved. Should you have either a stairway or any size grand piano, make use of a professional moving company in Austin for the task. Find out about their expertise in pianos when you call.


Most home appliances aren't worth moving, but if yours might be fairly new or special (wine cellars, refrigerator drawers), you may want to bring them along. Before you decide to moving them on your own, contemplate if you can actually pull this off. A new smart refrigerator weighs in at north of 300 lbs. and isn't only heavy, it may be awkward and bulky. All these new models are a lot more fragile than your mother's Frigidaire; they are touchy computers and require to be treated cautiously.

Likewise, TV sets are less heavy than in the past, yet a lot more fragile. Not simply is the display sensitive, but smart TVs are essentially computers and require to be managed as such. Never go cheap on packing supplies for your TV--wrap it solidly with bubble wrap (not excessively tight) and be sure it stays upright and protected. You can acquire a special TV carton for your sets; they will be cushioned as well as sized properly so you do not need to feel concerned if you have gotten it right.

A professional moving company in Austin can't solely deal with the physical move but disconnect and reconnect all the things correctly.


You may ask yourself precisely how the many sizeable furniture pieces got through your doors. The doors did not shrink, yet chances are you have forgotten about that the furniture came in unassembled. Should you be planning a DIY move, get out your tools, and plan to take some time taking items apart. For household furniture that may be all in a single piece, you'll need a few items. A furniture dolly, moving straps, and moving blankets will all make the process less difficult, and so will the correct lifting technique--always lift up from your legs, not your back. Push the item rather than pulling it.

In the event that these guidelines appear to be mind-boggling, you need to book movers to handle your large furniture. An experienced crew understands how to take down things which disassemble, and properly transport the things that do not.


Since substantial and hefty are taken care of, have you considered the valuables? Artwork and heirlooms present their own complications to transport properly, though with fortitude and preparation you can move these items. Pack these things with plentiful padding--bubble wrap, newsprint, peanuts, or a combination--and box them tightly. Use crates for big pieces of art--it is worthwhile to move a painting safely to your new house.

If you are seriously looking at moving yourself, take the time to inventory all things in your home to ascertain if that's realistic. Many homeowners in the long run decide to employ a professional moving company in Austin however leaving yourself time to find the best company is necessary.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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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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