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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 

Like you are not stressed enough with your quickly approaching move, you must figure out the specifics of moving prep—do you do it yourself or have a professional mover to do it for you? In the event you are working with a full-service moving company in San Antonio, you will the option of a full-service move--all you must do is keep out of the way and let the professional movers to work. When you are more the DIY type and contemplating renting a moving truck and counting on friends, you should reconsider your plan.

Besides saving your back as well as your friendships, there definitely are other reasons to employ a moving company in San Antonio to pack as well as haul your possessions. For one thing, these people are professionals and understand how to pad and also pack your items. They are also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Dorothy's crystal on the sidewalk, it is on you. If your professional mover does not get it just right and something gets broken, don’t worry—it's covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Hard to Move?

Seems like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

Should you attempt to move a bulky piece of exercise equipment—say you received a treadmill for Christmas--and you drop your grip and it slips to the ground, that treadmill probably is not going to be cheap to repair. You probably have got much invested in the gym equipment, so working with a moving company in San Antonio to take things apart and transport them correctly is certainly worth what you'll spend on professional assistance.

Art and Antiques

When 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 San Antonio has the right tools and also knowledge to build custom crates and boxes for strangely shaped items such as large mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and the like.

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

Okay, you might be pondering, I have a truck with a lift gate, some 4-wheel dollies, and a lot of moving pads and packing tape, and my friends are in decent shape. We can do this, no worries. Yes, you can. But is it seriously a smart idea?

Moving that couch to the other side of the room is one thing. Move it out of the residence, down the driveway and into the truck is a whole different project, and unless it is a straight flat line from point A to point B, you’ll need to be prepared to “pivot” a few times. Times that couch by chairs, kitchen tables, mattresses, other sofas, and a lawn mower, and that’s probably not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

And finally there's the dreaded piano--are you comfortable moving that? Even an upright weighs about 300 pounds, and a baby grand is easily over 1000 pounds. There is close to 18 tons of pressure on the strings--and one might break quickly if you don't understand what you are doing. And also the scratches on a hardwood floor—you must lift it up onto casters or a piano dolly, so you don't leave gouges in the wood.

String instruments are additionally delicate and need to be moved in their cases. In the event you do not have the case, a professional mover in San Antonio will be able to create a crate for the instrument, and then, they will know a safe spot to put it on the moving van.

Understanding how to pack the moving truck is an art form, and you will want leave all your bulky, fragile, as well as special things to the professional movers in San Antonio. But, feel free to pack your own socks.


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