Sorting, purging, and boxing for a move are hands down the most time-consuming parts of the process. Even if you hire movers to pack for you, you should still earmark some time so you will have everything ready to box in Colorado Springs. The tales you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty soda cans are probably true—they are not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in sight.
You have got at least two times as much stuff as you believe you do…if you're conservative. Most people are aghast at the amount of belongings they have, and at the actual volume of absolute junk they have lingering around. Yes, you are going to get rid of all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have great plans to dispose of and donate-for a week. In the end, it has all got to go, and letting the pros do the packing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure.
The huge advantage of hiring your local movers in Colorado Springs to box is that they know how to pack--smart packing is a form of art. They know how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the delicate things stay in intact. Did you know, for example, 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 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 huge boxes that weigh about a pound—that's where the lampshades are.
Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning
Movers also know how to disassemble everything that comes apart--without denting your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy to move because, for example, legs come off kitchen tables, but having the right tools and knowing how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together without issue and one that is a little distorted or wobbly. If you have got antiques or fine art, it's certainly worth it to have experienced professionals who know how to take a tall case clock apart and wrap it--not to mention knowing how and where to secure it on the truck.
A child's backyard playset has reduced many a man to disappointed tears when he tries it with a screwdriver and a hammer, but a guy who disassembles them every day does the job agilely and knows to keep all the pieces and parts in one place so that he can put it back together again without three trips to the hardware store.
Loading and Unloading in Colorado Springs
If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving van full of furniture, appliances and boxes is graduate-level engineering. Having the proper truck is a must--and you have large, awkward shaped stuff, a van or small pick-up truck isn't going to suffice. A DIY move commonly goes amiss when the actual move is happening—lots of people don't have the supplies to keep their things undamaged in the truck. You will 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 things from shifting, hand trucks for appliances and big items--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the right weight distribution is essential since these trucks have to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.