DIYing Your Move to Austin? Leave These Things to the Pros

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

As though you are not anxious enough by the approaching move, you've got to figure out the logistics of moving prep--do you do it yourself, or hire a professional crew to accomplish it for you? In case you are working with a full-service moving company, you will find the alternative of a full-service move--all you must do is get out of the road and let the professional movers in Austin do their thing. If you are more the DIY type and planning on reserving a moving truck and depending on buddies, you may want to reexamine that plan.
 

Apart from saving your back, as well as your friendships, there's some other reasons to use a moving company to pack and transport your household items. For starters, these people are specialists and understand how to pad and pack your valuables. Also, they are insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Gertrude's crystal on the driveway, it's on you. If your professional mover in Austin does not get it exactly right and things break, no problem--it's covered.

What's Really More Complicated to move? Fitness Equipment or Fine China?

May seem like a idiotic question, right? Wrong.

If you pack a carton of china and wrap all the pieces properly, odds are decent that it's going to survive some bumps and maybe even a small drop. If you try to move a big piece of workout equipment--say you got a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your hold and it slips to the floor, the bike will probably fare worse than the small box. You can buy replacement bowls on eBay, yet replacing that Peloton won't be cheap.

You've got a lot invested in your gym equipment, so working with a moving company to take elements apart and transfer them accurately is truly worth what you will expend on professional help.

Artwork and Collectibles

If you have any artwork or antique items, it is worth it of having them skillfully packed and transported. These things are usually insured on a rider that may be outside of your basic homeowner's policy--check the small print regarding moving. There could be a clause that you must use professionals for coverage to be effective.

One other reason to utilize a moving company in Austin to take care of your fine pieces is because they possess the tools and know-how to assemble custom crates and containers for strangely shaped items like larger mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and so on.

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

Alright, you might be thinking, I've got a moving van with a lift gate, a few hand trucks, along with a lot of blankets and also tape, and my buds are strong guys. It is possible to do this, no problem. Surely, you can. However will it be really a wise decision?

Moving that sofa around the room is one thing. Move it out of the property, across the driveway and into the moving truck is a totally different undertaking, and unless it is just a straight flat line from point A to point B, it's going to eat up a lot of the clock. Multiply that sofa by chairs, kitchen tables, beds, additional couches, and a lawn mower, and that is not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there exists the dreaded piano--are you at ease moving that? In fact an upright weighs about 300 pounds, and a baby grand is easily above 1000 pounds. There is near to 18 tons of force on the strings--and one may snap quickly in the event that you have no idea what you're doing. Not to mention the scuff marks on a hardwood floor--you've got to raise it up onto casters or a piano dolly, so you do not leave gouges in the wood.

Stringed instruments are also delicate and should be moved in their cases. Without having the case, an expert can fashion a crate for the musical instrument, cover it gently in bubble wrap, and then, they understand exactly where to put it on the truck.

Understanding how to pack the truck is a form of art, and you should leave all your hefty, delicate, and unique items to the professional movers in Austin. But, go ahead and pack your own socks.

 

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