Local Moving Services in Atlanta--Worth Every Penny - Part 3

Local moving 

Separating, getting rid of, and packing for a relocation are hands down the most tedious parts of the progression. Even if you hire movers to pack for you, you should still allot some time so you will have everything ready to box in Atlanta. The stories you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty soda 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 are conservative. Most people are shocked at the amount of belongings they have, and at the actual volume of complete junk they have lingering around. Sure, you're going to sort through all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have great intentions to dispose of and donate-for a week. Ultimately, it's 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 Atlanta to pack is that they know how to pack--smart packing is artistic. They know how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the frail pieces stay in unharmed. Did you know, for instance, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a handled mug? Did you know NOT to wrap something frail too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?

They also know how to load 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 huge boxes that weigh about a pound—that's where the pillows are.

Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning

Movers also know how to disassemble everything that comes apart--without dinging your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy to move because, for example, legs come off kitchen tables, but having the right tools and knowledge of how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easy peasy and one that's a little skewed or wobbly. If you have got antiques or fine art, it is certainly worth it to have experienced movers who know how to take a tall case 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 tries it with a screwdriver and a hammer, but a guy who takes them apart every day does the job quickly and knows to keep all the nuts and bolts in one place so that he can put it back together at the destination without numerous trips to the hardware store.

Loading and Unloading in Atlanta

If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving van full of furniture, appliances and household goods is graduate-level engineering. Having the proper truck is a must--and you have bulky, heavy stuff, a van or small pick-up truck isn't going to cut it. A DIY move commonly goes awry when the actual move is happening—lots of people don't have the supplies to keep their items unharmed in transit. 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 tie downs to keep everything from shifting, dollies 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 have to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.

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