Colorado Springs Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
March 05, 2023

Leave These Things to the Pros When Moving

Getting Ready to MoveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

As if you're not stressed enough planning your upcoming move, you need to figure out the logistics of moving preparations—will you do it yourself or have a professional mover to do it for you? Should you be utilizing a full-service moving company in Colorado Springs, you have the option of a full-service move--all you must do is stay out of the way and let the professional movers to work. If you are more the DIY type and thinking about renting a truck and relying on friends, you may wish to reconsider that plan.

Beyond saving your back as well as your friendships, there will be other reasons to work with a moving company in Colorado Springs to pack and transport your belongings. For starters, these people are pros and have the knowledge of how to pad and also pack your fragile items. They are also insured--if you drop Great-Grandma Dorothy's fine china on the sidewalk, it's on you. If your professional mover doesn't get it precisely right and something breaks, no problem—it is covered.

Is Gym Equipment Really THAT Difficult to Move?

Sounds like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

Should you try to relocate a bulky piece of exercise equipment—say you received a treadmill for Christmas--and you lose your grip and it tumbles to the ground, that treadmill isn't going to be uncostly to repair. You probably have got lots invested in the gym equipment, so hiring a moving company in Colorado Springs to disassemble and move them using best practices is definitely worth what you'll spend on professional assistance.

Art and Antiques

Should you have any fine art or antiques, it is a good idea to have them professionally packed and moved. A moving company in Colorado Springs has the right tools as well as knowledge to build custom crates and cartons for oddly shaped items like large mirrors, sculptures, paintings, and the like.

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

Okay, you're thinking, I've got a truck with a ramp, some hand trucks, and a lot of moving pads and also tape, and my friends are in decent shape. We can knock this out, no worries. Of course, you can. However is it truly a good idea?

Moving that sleeper sofa across the room is one thing. Move it out of the home, across the driveway and into the moving truck is a completely different project, and unless it's a straight shot from point A to point B, you’ll have to be prepared to “pivot” a few times. Multiply that sofa by chairs, kitchen tables, beds, other sofas, and a lawn mower, and that's not worth a cold beer and a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there is the old piano--are you okay moving it? Even an upright weighs approx. 300 pounds, and a baby grand can be over 1000 pounds. There's close to 18 tons of pressure on the piano strings--and one might snap quickly if you do not know what you're doing. And also the dings on a hardwood floor—you must lift it up onto casters or a piano dolly, so you don't leave deep scratches in the wood.

String instruments are also fragile and need to be transported in their cases. When you don't have the case, a professional mover in Colorado Springs should fashion a crate for the instrument, and then, they will know exactly where to pack it on the moving truck.

Understanding how to pack the truck is an art form, and you likely need to leave all your heavy, delicate, and also special belongings to the professional movers in Colorado Springs. However, feel free to pack your own socks.


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