5 Items You’ll Want To Move With Professional Packers and Movers
Many items in your home are probably simple and easy to box, pack, label, and cart off to your new house in a rented U-Haul. You might rent a moving company’s time and truck to haul everything at once or save yourself some trouble with unwieldy furniture. However, this were we’re bringing a list of five things that we think you’ll want professional packers and movers to assist with during the moving process. When you’re done packing up your plates, clothes, knick-knacks, drawers, and cabinets, these five types of items are the fragile, unwieldy, heavy, and troublesome – the big challenges that come with every move you’ll make. Some are obvious, but others you may be surprised by! Read on about how to prepare for packers.
1. Musical Equipment and Instruments
We’ll be honest with you, there’s mostly one item that will stump you on how and when to move it – and that’s the piano. Pianos have fragile, delicate pieces inside that require special attention, but they are also incredibly heavy and easy to damage. That’s not to mention that many pianos, whether they are new or antique, are going to be pretty expensive. You’ll need special equipment and tools whenever you need to move a piano (moving long distance, inside a home, or between close locations), so most times it’s best to just hire a professional team of packers and movers who can move your piano alongside the rest of your home. If you’re moving a piano, make sure to let your moving team know when you call their customer service and set up an appointment.
Pianos are not the only time you’ll need professional packers and movers for your musical packing and unpacking needs. Other large instruments and stereo equipment needs tender lone and care when it’s being transported. For musicians, musical pieces are some of the most important items to move, whether it’s a cello or expensive studio equipment. So, make sure that you’re putting your precious cargo in the hands of people who know what they’re doing. A professional moving crew will make any long-distance or local moving experience easier when you’re working with music equipment.
2. Exercise Equipment
This one you may be able to do a partial packing job yourself, since many people have smaller, lightweight items in their exercise equipment at home. Yoga mats, resistance bands, light weights, and jump ropes can easily be packed into boxes, labeled, and put into a truck by a moving team or your own family. However, some exercise equipment is just too much work to handle on your own. Treadmills, weight sets, bikes, and other large items need the assistance of a full-service moving crew that can provide packing services as well as unpacking services when they get to your house. Some pieces of equipment can be broken down while others can’t. For either type of item, you’ll want someone with experience and the tools to disassemble and move that equipment.
3. Pool Tables
Packing and moving a pool table isn’t something that crosses someone’s mind until they’re facing a home move. Pool tables are unwieldy, require intricate disassembly, and can weigh up to 1,000 pounds. Overall, this entertainment piece is one of the more difficult objects to move on your own, and it’s recommended that you hire someone who is knowledgeable when it comes to moving pool and billiards tables. Luckily for those facing this problem, many moving companies are equipment with the experience and manpower to turn the trouble of a pool table into a simple task. Just like with pianos, make sure that you let your moving company know ahead of time. An in-home estimate will give them a better idea of the scope of work that your hobby equipment and specialty items will involve.
If you were just moving a fridge, an oven, or a dishwasher, it wouldn’t be so bad. But when you’re moving a house, you’re going to run into having to move several household appliances and you’ll definitely want help with the lifting and moving – like most people, you’ll probably want to get the assistance of professional movers for the hundreds of pounds of kitchen appliances you’ll be dealing with. Instead of using your energy and time trying to figure out how to get your appliances from one place to another (and how many people you’ll need to help), spend it on planning and prepping your new home for where the appliances will go.
5. Artwork and Antiques
When you’re moving expensive, personal items like artwork and antiques, you need to make sure it’s safe, secure, and protected on its journey. Whether it’s an heirloom piece, a beloved piece of art, or figurines and glassware, a professional hand can be the difference between a successful move and disaster. Any good moving company should be able to carefully prepare your valuables for moving. There are specialty supplies and boxes for packing artwork, and a careful hand can ensure that your china is safe. Don’t take a chance with those items that you really care about and want to display forever at your new house. Get professional help to secure a successful move!