Separating, purging, and packing for a move are easily the most tedious parts of the progression. Even if you appoint movers to pack for you, you should still earmark some time so you will have everything ready to box in El Paso. The narratives you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty pop cans are probably true—they are not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in sight.
You have got at least twice as much stuff as you think you do…if you're conservative. Many people are stunned at the amount of possessions they possess, and at the actual volume of absolute junk they have hanging around. Of course, you are going to get rid of all the old stuff you do not want or need, or at least you have great plans to toss and donate-for a week. Sooner or later, it's all got to go, and letting the pros do the packing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure.
The big advantage of hiring your local movers in El Paso to box is that they know how to pack--smart packing is a form of art. They have been trained on how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the delicate pieces stay in one piece. Did you know, for example, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a coffee cup? Did you know NOT to wrap something frail too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?
They also are trained on how to pack the boxes so they are as easy as possible to move, so that heavy things are in small boxes and you will have a couple of large 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 damaging your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy to move because, for instance, legs come off end tables, but having the proper tools and knowledge of how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easily and one that is a little warped 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 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 frustrated tears when he goes after it with a wrench and a hammer, but a guy who takes them apart 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 at the destination without several trips to the hardware store.
Loading and Unloading in El Paso
If packing boxes is an art form, loading a truck full of furniture, appliances and all of your possessions is graduate-level engineering. Having the right truck is a must--and you have bulky, awkward shaped stuff, a van or small pick-up truck isn't going to suffice. A DIY move commonly goes off the rails when the actual move is happening—many people do not have the supplies to keep their things unharmed in the truck. You will need moving pads for all the big things, shrink 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 will not get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the right weight distribution is crucial since these trucks have to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.