Moving the Immovable--What to Move to San Antonio, And What to Leave Behind

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Fine piano you have got there. It'd be a shame if perhaps something happened to it. A similar thing might be claimed for the aquarium, your art work, houseplants--even your basement furnishings--specifically if it is time to move.

Many of your household goods and furniture are pretty straight forward, or even exactly effortless, to move. You pack up the vast majority of it, and, armed with a screwdriver along with a couple of other tools, take apart furniture so it is not difficult to load. For the do-it-yourself types, this can be a fantastic project--until you come to the things that are a lot more of a struggle--such as the piano and the aquarium.

Moving the Immovable

Pianos

Pianos are among the hardest things to move. They can be large as well as heavy, yet in the ungainly cabinet lie the extraordinarily sensitive elements which literally make the instrument. Have you thought to ask precisely why so many individuals choose to leave a piano at their old residence, or simply give it virtually free to any home? It's because they can be so hard to move.

An upright or spinet is probably not worth the energy to maneuver, except in cases where it's sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger are worth it but demand expert support for a successful trip.

Aside from potential harm to the piano itself, there are additional possibilities to hurt walls, staircases, and anyone attempting to move these beasts. A professional moving company could possibly move your piano but will likely advise a specialty piano mover to do the job. Piano movers will also move harps, organs, as well as other substantial instruments.

Art and Collectibles

Your contact at the moving company in San Antonio will probably ask concerning artwork and antiques, and strongly recommend they pack those items for you. There's a lot of expertise associated with packing sensitive belongings for transport, and well worth the fee to make certain your mirrors, artwork, along with other valuable items arrive unharmed.

Furniture

There should be a mathematical principle disproving that simply because a furniture item got into the house, it may come back out. Call it "The Principle of the Pivot"--we all recall the "Friends" episode when they tried to move a couch through a stairway. You can find a handful of factors why your large furniture is difficult to get out.

If it is custom, like an entertainment center or perhaps a bar, it likely moved into the house in portions and was put together in the room. If you possibly could obtain the carpenter who constructed the article to take it apart, that's the best option. In any other case, confer with your professional movers concerning taking apart the item and go over any risk they believe that they might possibly deal with.

Basement furniture is generally tough to get out. If you've added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Same for the stairs--if you have changed out the carpeting with hardwood, they will be slippery. Again, this is the reason lots of people just leave that furniture in the residence.

The deep freeze you've hidden away down there? It's most likely the appliance store delivered it--obviously empty--so you must clear it out even before you attempt to move it. Or you could just leave that for the next homeowners, also. Some things really aren't worth the price to move.

What? The Movers Are unable to Transport My Houseplants?

No, they are unable to. Government regulations restrict commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish will need to ride with you, wedged between your ficus trees.

Aquariums

With respect to the timing and duration of your move, a good thing to do with your aquarium tank may be to give it away. Nonetheless, if you're intending to attempt to move the fish, be sure you do the following.

· Empty the container of most water, keeping sufficient for the current bacteria colony to survive the transit.

· Fill containers with the aquarium water and put the fish in these containers.

· Stabilize them as much as possible--put the containers within a bin which goes on the floor in the backseat.

· Arrange the new tank without delay. Float the containers in the fish tank so that the fish get used to the different temperature prior to when you release them.

When your aquarium is investment-grade, your fish distributor might arrange the transport of your equipment in addition to fish.

Houseplants

Whenever a long-distance move is on your radar, an excellent thing to do might be to give your indoor plants to your neighbors, however if you're determined to move them, here is how.

· Repot in plastic containers a little while before the move

· Move them in your car or truck, or book a cargo van if the car's full

· Be sure they won't get too hot on the road

· Set the plastic pots inside of your new residence for several weeks whilst they adjust to the new place

· Sincerely reevaluate giving them away

Therefore, get to it--begin packing. Just remember that a couple of things are best left to a professional mover in San Antonio--or left totally.

 

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