DIYing Your Move to San Antonio? Leave These Things to the Pros

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

As if you are not distressed enough by the approaching move, you need to work out the logistics of moving prep--do you do it by yourself, or work with a professional crew to do it for you? If you're using a full-service moving company, you will find the choice of a full-service move--all you must do is get out of the way and let the professional movers in San Antonio do their thing. If you are more the Do-it-yourself kind and intending on renting a truck and counting on friends, you may want to reevaluate that approach.
 

Aside from protecting your back, as well as your friendships, there's some other reasons to hire a moving company to pack and transport your household possessions. To begin with, these people are professionals and know how to pad and pack your belongings. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Edith's crystal on the driveway, it's on you. In case your professional mover in San Antonio doesn't get it just right and things break, no problem--it will be covered.

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

Seems like a idiotic question, correct? Wrong.

In the event you pack a carton of china and wrap all of it adequately, chances are decent that it'll endure some bumps and even perhaps a small drop. If you attempt to move a big piece of fitness equipment--say you received a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your grasp and it slips to the ground, that bike is going to fare worse compared to the small box. You can buy replacement bowls on eBay, however fixing the Peloton is not going to be cheap.

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

Artwork and Antiques

For those who have any fine art or collectibles, it is worth it to get them professionally packed and moved. These things are generally protected on a rider which is apart from your fundamental homeowner's policy--look at the small print about moving. There may be a condition that you must utilize experts for insurance coverage to be effective.

Another reason to utilize a moving company in San Antonio to deal with your fine pieces is that they have the tools and know-how to assemble specialized crates and cartons for strangely shaped things such as sizeable mirrors, statues, works of art, and the like.

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

Alright, you're thinking, I have got a truck with a lift gate, a few hand trucks, and a bunch of blankets and also tape, and my friends are unquestionably strong fellas. We'll do this, easy. Undoubtedly, you can. However will it be really a great idea?

Moving that couch across the room is one thing. Move it out of the property, over the driveway and into the moving truck is a whole different project, and unless it is a direct flat line from point A to point B, it will take up a lot of the clock. Multiply that sofa by recliners, kitchen tables, mattresses, additional couches, and a mower, and that's not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there is the dreaded piano--are you comfortable moving that? Even an upright has a weight of about 300 pounds, and a baby grand is easily more than 1000 pounds. There is close to 18 tons of pressure on the strings--and one may snap in a second in the event that you do not know what you are doing. Let alone the scratches on a wood floor--you have got to boost it up onto wheels or possibly a piano dolly, so you will not leave gouges in the wood.

String instruments are also delicate and need to be moved in their cases. If you don't have the case, a specialist could very well create a crate for the instrument, encapsulate it gently in bubble wrap, and then, they know precisely where to set it within the moving truck.

Knowing how to pack the moving van is a form of art, and you should leave all your heavy, fragile, and unique belongings to the professional movers in San Antonio. But, you can pack your own socks.

 

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