Separating, deciding disposition, and packing for a relocation are easily the most long-drawn-out parts of the progression. Even if you hire movers to pack for you, you should still allot some time so you'll have everything ready to box in Atlanta. The tales you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty soda cans are probably true—they are not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in the home.
You've got at least twice as much stuff as you imagine you do…if you're conservative. Lots of people are amazed at the amount of belongings they have, and at the sheer volume of absolute junk they have lingering around. Sure, you're going to get rid of all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have good intentions to toss and donate-for a week. In the end, it has all got to go, and letting the pros do the boxing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure.
The large advantage of hiring your local movers in Atlanta to box is that they know how to pack--smart packing is artistic. They have the knowledge of how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the frail items stay in one piece. 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 delicate too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?
They also know how to pack the boxes so they are as easy as possible to move, so that heavy things are in small boxes and you'll have a couple of large boxes that weigh about a pound—that's where the lampshades are.
Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning
Movers also know how to disassemble stuff that comes apart--without scratching your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy to move because, for instance, legs come off kitchen tables, but having the right tools and training on how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together without issue and one that's a little distorted or wobbly. If you have got antiques or fine art, it's certainly worth it to have experienced movers 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 defeated tears when he goes after it with a screwdriver and a hammer, but a guy who disassembles them every day does the job quickly and knows to keep all the little parts in one place so that he can put it back together again without three trips to the hardware store.
Loading and Unloading in Atlanta
If packing boxes is an art form, loading a truck full of furniture, appliances and boxes is graduate-level engineering. Having the right truck is imperative--and you have big, heavy stuff, a van or small pick-up truck is not going to cut it. A DIY move often goes astray when the actual move is happening—lots of people don't have the supplies to keep their items unharmed in transit. You will need moving blankets for all the big things, plastic wrap to keep the pads in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of tie downs to keep your stuff from shifting, hand trucks for appliances and big things--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the right weight distribution is imperative since these trucks need to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.