Moving the Immovable--What to Move to El Paso, And What to Leave Behind
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Much of your household belongings and pieces of furniture are simple, or even simply basic, to move. You pack up most of it, and, with a screwdriver plus a number of other tools, take apart household furniture making it easy to load. For the do-it-yourself types, this may be a fantastic project--until you get to the things which are a lot more of a challenge--including the piano as well as the fish tank.
Moving the Immovable
Pianos are probably the most difficult things to move. They're large and cumbersome, however in that ungainly cabinet sit the terribly sensitive components that basically make the instrument. Have you thought to ask why so many people decide to leave a piano at their old property, or even offer it basically free of cost to any home? It's because they're so hard to move.
An upright or spinet might not be worth the work to maneuver, except if it is sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger can be worth it but require skilled assistance for a successful trip.
Apart from possible harm to the piano itself, there are possibilities to hurt walls, stairways, and anybody endeavoring to move these beasts. A professional moving company could possibly move your piano but will likely recommend a specialty piano mover for the task. Piano movers can even transport harps, organs, as well as other considerable instruments.
Art and Collectibles
Your contact at the moving company in El Paso will ask about artwork and antiques, and highly recommend they pack those items for you. There's a lot of skill affiliated with packing delicate things for transport, and well worth the cost to make sure your mirrors, artwork, as well as other valuable items arrive undamaged.
There ought to be a math principle disproving that just because a piece of furniture got into your home, it can come back out. Think of it as "The Rule of the Pivot"--we all recall the "Friends" episode when they attempted to fit a sofa through a stairway. There's a variety of issues why your large furnishings are difficult to get out.
If it's made to order, like an entertainment center or a bar, it likely moved into the property in pieces and was assembled inside the room. If you possibly could get the carpenter who made the item to take it apart, that's the best option. Otherwise, speak to your professional movers concerning taking apart the item and explore any issue they feel that they might encounter.
Basement furnishings are usually tough to get out. If you have added a handrail, the passage is even more narrow. Ditto for the stairs--if you've swapped out carpeting with hardwood, they may be slick. Again, this is the reason lots of people simply leave that furniture in the property.
That deep freeze you've got hidden away down there? It is more than likely the appliance shop brought it--obviously empty--so you'll have to clear it out even before you attempt to move it. Or you could just leave that for the other homeowners, also. Some things really will not be worth the cost to move.
What? The Movers Can't Move My Houseplants?
No, they can't. Federal guidelines restrict commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish must ride with you, wedged in between your ficus trees.
With respect to the timing and length of your move, a good thing to do with your aquarium tank might be to give it away. Nonetheless, for anyone who is going to make an effort to move the fish, ensure you complete the following.
· Drain the fish tank of most water, leaving sufficient for the established bacteria colony to survive the transit.
· Fill containers with the fish tank water and set the fish in these containers.
· Secure them as much as possible--put the containers in a container which goes on the floor of the backseat.
· Arrange the new tank straight away. Float the containers in the tank so the fish become accustomed to the different temperature before you release them.
If your aquarium is investment-grade, your fish dealer may well find the transport of your equipment and fish.
In the event a long-distance move is on your radar, the best thing to do might be to give your house plants to your neighbors, but in the case you are determined to move them, here's how.
· Repot in plastic pots a little while before the move
· Move them in your automobile, or book a cargo van in the event the vehicle's full
· Make certain they don't overheat while in transit
· Place the plastic pots in your new home for several weeks whilst they adjust to the different location
· Sincerely reevaluate giving them away
Therefore, get to it--begin packing. Just remember that some things are best left to a professional mover in El Paso--or left entirely.
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