Moving the Immovable--What to Move to El Paso, And What to Leave Behind

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Nice piano you've got there. It'd be a shame should something happened to it. The same thing may be said for your fish tank, your artwork, houseplants--even your basement pieces of furniture--particularly when it's time to move.

Most of your household belongings and pieces of furniture are simple, if not simply effortless, to move. You box up the vast majority of it, and, with a screwdriver along with a couple of other tools, disassemble household furniture so it is uncomplicated to load. For the DIY types, this can be a fun project--until you arrive at the things which are a little more of a challenge--like the piano as well as the aquarium.

Moving the Immovable

Pianos

Pianos are some of the most difficult things to move. They are massive and heavy, however in the large cabinet lie the extremely delicate mechanisms that virtually make the instrument. Have you ever wondered precisely why so many individuals elect to leave a piano at their old property, or simply offer it virtually at no cost to any home? This is because they can be so hard to move.

An upright or spinet is probably not worth the effort to move, except in cases where it's sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger are worth it but require skilled aid for a successful trip.

Apart from potential damage to the piano itself, there are opportunities to harm walls, staircases, and anybody endeavoring to move these beasts. A professional moving company could probably move your piano and may more than likely propose a specialty piano mover for the task. Piano movers may also transport harps, organs, as well as other substantial instruments.

Artwork and Antiques

Your contact at the moving company in El Paso will probably inquire concerning art and antiques, and strongly suggest they pack those items for you. There's a lot of craft involved with packing sensitive belongings for transport, and well worth the price to be sure your mirrors, art, and other valuable items arrive unharmed.

Home furnishings

There should be a math hypothesis disproving that merely because a furniture item got into your house, it can come back out. Refer to it as "The Rule of the Pivot"--we all remember fondly the "Friends" episode when they tried to move a couch through a stairwell. There are a variety of issues why your hefty furnishings are challenging to get out.

If it is custom made, such as an entertainment center or even a bar, it likely arrived to the residence in sections and was put together inside the room. When you can find the carpenter who constructed the piece to take it apart, this provides the most suitable choice. In any other case, confer with your professional movers with regards to disassembling the piece and go over any risk they feel that they could possibly run into.

Basement furnishings are normally challenging to get out. If you've added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Same thing for the stairs--if you have replaced carpeting with hardwood, they are going to be slick. Again, for this reason lots of people simply leave that furniture in the residence.

The freezer you've hidden away down there? It's probable the appliance shop delivered it--obviously empty--so you must clean it out before you attempt to move it. Or you might just leave that for the other homeowners, as well. Some things really will not be worth the price to relocate.

What? The Movers Can't Move My Houseplants?

No, they are unable to. Government policies restrict commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish will have to ride with you, wedged in between your ficus trees.

Aquariums

Based on the timing and duration of your move, an excellent thing to do with your aquarium tank might be to give it away. However, for anyone who is intending to attempt to move the fish, ensure you do the following.

· Empty the container of most water, leaving sufficient for the current bacteria colony to survive the transit.

· Fill containers with the tank water and put the fish in these containers.

· Steady them as much as possible--set the containers within a bin which goes on the floor of the backseat.

· Set up the new tank without delay. Float the containers in the tank so the fish get accustomed to the new temperature before you release them.

When your fish tank is investment-grade, your fish supplier may well plan for the transport of your equipment and fish.

Houseplants

If a long-distance move is on your radar, an excellent thing to do could be to give your house plants to your neighbors, but in the case you happen to be determined to move them, here is how.

· Repot into plastic containers a little while before the move

· Move them in your automobile, or rent 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 as they adjust to the new spot

· Seriously reassess giving them away

And so, get to it--start packing. Keep in mind that some things are best left to a professional mover in El Paso--or left altogether.

 

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