Local Moving Services in San Antonio--Worth Every Penny - Part 312/30/2017 Going through everything, purging, and packing for a move are easily the most time-consuming parts of the process. Even if you get movers to pack for you, you should still allot some time so you'll have everything ready to box in San Antonio. The tales you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty beer cans are probably true—they're not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in the home. Packing Boxes You have got at least two times as much stuff as you think you do…if you're conservative. Lots of people are shocked at the amount of possessions they have, and at the actual volume of absolute junk they have lingering around. Of course, you're going to get rid of all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have wonderful intentions to trash and donate-for a week. Sooner or later, it has all got to go, and letting the pros do the packing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure. The large advantage of hiring your local movers in San Antonio to pack is that they know how to pack--smart packing is a form of art. They have been trained on how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the frail items stay in unharmed. Did you know, for example, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a handled mug? Did you know NOT to wrap something breakable too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps? They also are knowledgeable about how to pack the moving boxes so they are as easy as possible to move, so that heavy things are in small boxes and you will have a couple of giant boxes that weigh about a pound—that's where the stuffed animals are. Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning Movers also know how to disassemble everything that comes apart--without denting your furniture. So much modern furniture is simple to move because, for instance, legs come off kitchen tables, but having the correct tools and knowledge of how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easily and one that is a little distorted or wobbly. If you've got antiques or fine art, it's certainly worth it to have experienced pros who know how to take a tall grandfather clock apart and wrap it--not to mention knowing how and where to set it on the truck. A child's backyard playset has reduced many a man to disappointed tears when he tries it with a screwdriver and a hammer, but a guy who takes them apart every day does the job swiftly and knows to keep all the pieces and parts in one place so that he can put it back together at the destination without three trips to the hardware store. Loading and Unloading in San Antonio If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving truck full of furniture, appliances and household goods is graduate-level engineering. Having the proper truck is a must--and you have big, awkward shaped stuff, a van or small pick-up truck isn't going to work. A DIY move lots of times goes astray when the actual move is happening—many people do not have the supplies to keep their things unharmed in the truck. You'll need moving blankets for all the furniture, shrink wrap to keep the pads in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of straps to keep your stuff from moving around in the truck, dollies for appliances and big things--the list goes on. What you will not get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the proper weight distribution is essential since these trucks have to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes. Check out our blog on Moving Tools or click below to get started on your free local or long distance moving quote.