By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
Nice piano you have there. It might be unfortunate if something happened to it. The same principle can be claimed for the aquarium, your artwork, houseplants--even your basement furnishings--particularly when it is time to move.
Many of your household possessions and home furnishings are pretty straight forward, or even quite effortless, to move. You box up the vast majority of it, and, with a screwdriver along with a number of other tools, take down furniture so it's not difficult to load. For the do-it-yourself kinds, this is sometimes a fun project--until you come to the things that are a little more of a difficulty--including the piano as well as the aquarium.
Moving the Immovable
Pianos are amongst the hardest things to move. They can be big in addition to cumbersome, yet in the bulky cabinet lie the extremely fragile mechanisms that literally make the instrument. Have you ever thought about why so many people opt to leave a piano at their old house, or simply offer it virtually free to any home? It is because they are so hard to move.
An upright or spinet may not be worth the energy to relocate, except in cases where it's sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger can be worth it however need expert help for a successful trip.
Apart from potential damage to the piano itself, there are opportunities to damage walls, stairways, and anyone endeavoring to move these beasts. A professional moving company could probably move your piano and may more than likely advise a specialty piano mover to do the job. Piano movers will also move harps, organs, as well as other large instruments.
Fine art and Collectibles
Your contact at the moving company in Colorado Springs may ask regarding art and collectibles, and highly recommend they pack those things for you. There's a lot of craft affiliated with packing fragile items for transport, and well worth the cost to be sure your mirrors, fine art, as well as other belongings arrive unharmed.
There ought to be a mathematical principle disproving that simply because a furniture item got into the home, it will come back out. Refer to it as "The Principle of the Pivot"--we all remember fondly the "Friends" episode when they attempted to get a sofa through a staircase. There are a handful of factors why your large furniture is hard to get out.
Should it be made to order, such as an entertainment center or even a bar, it probably moved into the residence in portions and was put together in the room. If you're able to get the carpenter who constructed the piece to take it apart, this provides the best choice. In any other case, speak to your professional movers with regards to taking apart the component and go over any risk they believe that they might possibly come across.
Basement furnishings are generally difficult to move out. If you have added a handrail, the passage is even more narrow. Ditto for the stairs--if you've swapped out the carpet with hardwood, they're going to be slippery. Again, this is the reason lots of people merely leave that furniture in the residence.
The freezer you've got stored away down there? It is most likely the appliance shop delivered it--obviously empty--so you'll have to clean it out before you even try to move it. Or you may just leave it for the other homeowners, too. Some things just are not worth the price to transport.
What? The Movers Cannot Haul My Houseplants?
No, they can't. Government guidelines prohibit commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish will have to ride together with you, wedged between your ficus bushes.
With respect to the timing and length of your move, the best thing to do with your aquarium tank might be to give it away. However, if you are going to make an effort to move the fish, ensure you carry out the following.
· Empty the tank of most water, leaving ample for the current bacteria colony to survive the journey.
· Fill containers with the tank water and set the fish in these containers.
· Stabilize them as much as possible--place the containers inside a container that goes on the floor of the backseat.
· Arrange the new tank right away. Float the containers in the tank to be sure the fish get used to the new temperature prior to when you release them.
If your fish tank is investment-grade, your fish dealer may well arrange for the move of your equipment in addition to fish.
In the event a long-distance move is on your radar, an excellent thing to do would be to give your house plants to your neighbors, however if you happen to be determined to move them, here's how.
· Repot into plastic containers a few weeks ahead of the move
· Move them in your automobile, or book a cargo van in case the vehicle's full
· Be sure they do not overheat on the road
· Place the plastic pots inside your new residence for a few weeks whilst they adjust to the new location
· Sincerely reevaluate giving them away
Therefore, get to it--begin packing. Keep in mind that a few things are best left to a professional mover in Colorado Springs--or left totally.
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