By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Fine piano you have there. It'd be unfortunate should something happened to it. The same thing may be said for your fish tank, your artwork, houseplants--even your basement pieces of furniture--especially when it's time to move.
Much of your household items and pieces of furniture are simple, or even exactly basic, to move. You box up the majority of it, and, with a screwdriver and a handful of other tools, take apart household furniture so it is uncomplicated to load. For the DIY kinds, this can be a fun project--until you get to the things which are a bit more of a challenge--like the piano and the aquarium.
Moving the Immovable
Pianos are amongst the most difficult things to move. They are massive and heavy, however in the large cabinet rest the extremely fragile components that virtually make the instrument. Have you ever wondered precisely why so many individuals choose to leave a piano at their old property, or simply offer it virtually at no cost to any home? This is because they can be so hard to move.
An upright or spinet is probably not worth the work to move, except in cases where it is sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger are worth it however require skilled aid for a successful trip.
Aside from potential damage to the piano itself, there are possibilities to harm walls, staircases, and anyone endeavoring to move these beasts. A professional moving company could probably move your piano and may more than likely suggest a specialty piano mover for the task. Piano movers will also transport harps, organs, as well as other substantial instruments.
Artwork and Antiques
Your contact at the moving company in San Antonio will probably inquire concerning art and antiques, and strongly suggest they pack those items for you. There's a lot of craft associated with packing sensitive belongings for transport, and well worth the charge to be sure your mirrors, art, and other valuable items arrive unharmed.
There should be a math hypothesis disproving that merely because a furniture item got into your house, it may come back out. Refer to it as "The Rule of the Pivot"--we all remember fondly the "Friends" episode when they tried to move a couch through a stairwell. There are a variety of issues why your sizeable furnishings are challenging to get out.
If it is custom, such as an entertainment center or even a bar, it likely arrived to the home in sections and was set up inside the room. When you can find the carpenter who constructed the item to take it apart, this provides the best choice. In any other case, confer with your professional movers concerning disassembling the piece and go over any risk they feel that they could possibly run into.
Basement furnishings are normally challenging to get out. If you've added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Same thing for the stairs--if you have replaced carpeting with hardwood, they are going to be slick. Again, this is why lots of people simply leave that furniture in the residence.
The freezer you have hidden away down there? It's probable the appliance shop delivered it--obviously empty--so you must clean it out before you attempt to move it. Or you could just leave that for the other homeowners, too. Some things merely will not be worth the price to move.
What? The Movers Cannot Move My Houseplants?
No, they are unable to. Government policies restrict commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish must ride with you, wedged among your ficus trees.
Based on the timing and duration of your move, an excellent thing to do with your aquarium tank might be to give it away. However, if you are intending to try to move the fish, ensure you do the following.
· Empty the container of most water, leaving enough for the existing bacteria colony to endure the transit.
· Fill containers with the fish tank water and put the fish in these containers.
· Steady them as much as possible--set the containers within a bin which goes on the floor of the backseat.
· Set up the new tank without delay. Float the containers in the fish tank so the fish get accustomed to the new temperature prior to when you release them.
When your fish tank is investment-grade, your fish dealer may well find the transport of your equipment as well as fish.
If a long-distance move is on your radar, an excellent thing to do could be to give your house plants to your neighbors, but in the case you happen to be determined to move them, here is how.
· Repot in plastic containers a little while before the move
· Move them in your automobile, or rent a cargo van in the event the vehicle's full
· Make certain they do not overheat while in transit
· Set the plastic pots in your new home for several weeks while they adjust to the new spot
· Truly reassess giving them away
And so, get to it--begin packing. Keep in mind that a few things are best left to a professional mover in San Antonio--or left altogether.
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