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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're not stressed enough planning your quickly approaching move, you've got to figure out the logistics of moving prep—will you do it yourself or hire a crew to do it for you? Should you be working with a full-service moving company in Atlanta, you will the choice of a full-service move--all you need to do is get out of the way and allow the professional movers to work. If you are more the DIY type and thinking about renting a moving van and counting on buddies, you might want to reconsider that plan.

Besides saving your back and your friendships, there will be other reasons to work with a moving company in Atlanta to pack and haul your belongings. For starters, these people are professionals and know how to pad and also pack your valuables. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Gertrude's fine china on the sidewalk, it is on you. If your professional mover doesn't get it precisely right and things break, don’t worry—it's covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Hard to Move?

Seems like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

Should you try to relocate a heavy piece of exercise equipment—say you got a treadmill for Christmas--and you miss your grip and it slips to the ground, that treadmill isn't going to be uncostly to fix. You have got a lot invested in the gym equipment, so working with a moving company in Atlanta to take things apart and handle them using best practices is certainly worth what you'll spend on professional help.

Art as well as Antiques

When you have any fine art or perhaps antiques, it will be worth it to have them professionally packed and moved. A moving company in Atlanta has the right tools and also know-how to build custom crates and cartons for strangely shaped items like big mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and such.

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

Okay, you are probably pondering, I've got a truck with a lift gate, some 4-wheel dollies, and a lot of quilts as well as packing tape, and my buds are pretty strong. We can get this done, no worries. Of course, you can. However is it really a wise idea?

Moving that sleeper sofa across the room is one thing. Move it out of the home, across the driveway and into the truck is a completely different task, and unless it's a straight shot from point A to point B, you’ll need to be prepared to “pivot” a few times. Multiply that couch by chairs, kitchen tables, mattresses, other sofas, and a lawn mower, and that's not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there's the old piano--are you okay moving it? Even an upright weighs about 300 pounds, and a baby grand can be over 1000 pounds. There is close to 18 tons of pressure on the piano strings--and one could break quickly if you don't know what you're doing. And also the dings on a hardwood floor—you need to lift it up onto casters or perhaps a piano dolly, so you don't leave marks in the wood.

String instruments are very fragile and should be moved in their cases. In the event you don't have the case, a professional mover in Atlanta will be able to create a crate for the instrument, and then, they know a safe spot to put it on the truck.

Understanding how to pack the moving van is an art form, and you should leave all your bulky, delicate, and also special belongings to the professional movers in Atlanta. However, feel free to pack your own socks.


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