DIYing Your Move to Atlanta? Leave These Things to the Pros

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

As if you are not stressed enough by the approaching move, you have got to think about the logistics of moving prep--do you do it on your own, or engage a professional crew to do it for you? If you are working with a full-service moving company, there is the option of a full-service move--all you must do is get out of the way and let the professional movers in Atlanta do their thing. Should you be more the Do-it-yourself type and intending on booking a truck and relying on buddies, you might want to reevaluate that approach.
 

Aside from preserving your back, as well as your friendships, there are other reasons to hire a moving company to pack and transport your household possessions. For one thing, these people are pros and understand how to pad and pack your valuable items. They're also insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Edna's crystal on the driveway, it is on you. If the professional mover in Atlanta doesn't get it precisely perfect and things break, no problem--it is covered.

What is Really More Challenging to move? Fitness Equipment or Antique China?

May seem like a foolish question, right? Wrong.

Should you pack a carton of china and wrap all of it adequately, chances are decent that it'll endure some bumps and maybe even a small drop. If you attempt to move a heavy piece of fitness equipment--say you got a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your grasp and it slips to the ground, that bike is going to fare worse than the little box. You can get replacement dishes on eBay, yet fixing the Peloton isn't going to be cheap.

You have got a large amount put in your fitness equipment, hence hiring a moving company to take things apart and move them accurately is truly worth what you are going to expend on professional help.

Artwork and Collectibles

In case you have any artwork or antiques, it's worth it to have them skillfully packed and moved. These things are generally protected on a rider that is separate from your basic homeowner's policy--look at the small print concerning moving. There might be a condition that you need to use experts for coverage to be effective.

Another reason to utilize a moving company in Atlanta to deal with your fine pieces is that they have the resources and know-how to construct custom crates and cartons for unusually shaped things such as larger mirrors, statues, paintings, and the like.

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

Alright, you're thinking, I have got a moving truck with a lift gate, several hand trucks, plus a lot of blankets and tape, and my friends are unquestionably strong guys. It is possible to do this, no problem. Surely, it is possible to. But is it really a great idea?

Moving that couch around the room is one thing. Move it out of the house, over the driveway and within the moving van can be a completely different endeavor, and except if it is a straight flat line from point A to point B, it is going to eat up a lot of the clock. Multiply that couch by bar stools, dining tables, beds, other sofas, and a mower, and that's not worth a cold soda along with a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there's the terrifying piano--are you at ease moving that? In fact an upright weighs in at close to 300 pounds, and a baby grand is usually above 1000 pounds. There is close to 18 tons of tension on the strings--and one can snap in a second when you have no idea what you're doing. Let alone the scrapes on a wood floor--you have got to lift it up onto wheels or a piano dolly, to ensure you will not make 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 professional can fashion a crate for the instrument, encapsulate it delicately in bubble wrap, and then, they know exactly where to put it in the moving van.

Knowing how to pack the truck is a form of art, and you ought to leave all your hefty, sensitive, and unique things to the professional movers in Atlanta. However, go ahead and pack your own shoes.

 

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