Local Moving Services in Colorado Springs--Worth Every Penny - Part 312/30/2017 Sorting, purging, and packing for a relocation are hands down the most long-drawn-out parts of the process. Even if you get movers to pack for you, you should still allow several days or even weeks so you'll have everything ready to box in Colorado Springs. The tales you hear about professional packers wrapping full ashtrays or empty pop cans are probably true—they're not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in the house. Packing Boxes You have got at least two times as much stuff as you believe you do…if you're conservative. Most people are astonished at the amount of things they have, and at the utter volume of complete junk they have lingering around. Of course, you're going to purge 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. Ultimately, it has all got to go, and letting the pros do the boxing does give you more time to separate trash from treasure. The big advantage of hiring your local movers in Colorado Springs to box is that they know how to pack--smart packing is artistic. They have the knowledge of how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the delicate items stay in intact. Did you know, for instance, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a handled mug? Did you know NOT to wrap something delicate too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps? They also are knowledgeable about how to pack the boxes with your stuff in them so they are as easy as possible to move, so that heavy things are in small boxes and you'll have a couple of giant boxes that weigh about a pound—that is where the lampshades are. Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning Movers also know how to disassemble stuff that comes apart--without damaging your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy to move because, for instance, legs come off kitchen tables, but having the proper tools and training on how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easy peasy and one that's a little distorted or wobbly. If you've got antiques or fine art, it is certainly worth it to have experienced movers who know how to take a tall grandfather clock apart and wrap it--not to mention knowing how and where to set it on the truck. A child's backyard playset has reduced many a man to frustrated tears when he goes after it with a screwdriver and a hammer, but a guy who disassembles them every day does the job swiftly and knows to keep all the little parts in one place so that he can put it back together at the destination without three trips to the hardware store. Loading and Unloading in Colorado Springs If packing boxes is an art form, loading a truck full of furniture, appliances and household goods is graduate-level engineering. Having the correct truck is imperative--and you have bulky, awkward shaped stuff, a van or small pick-up truck is not going to work. A DIY move often goes amiss when the actual move is happening—many people do not have the supplies to keep their furniture safe in the truck. You will need moving pads for all the furniture, plastic wrap to keep the pads in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of straps to keep your stuff from shifting, hand trucks for appliances and big items--the list goes on. What you will not get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the correct weight distribution is vital since these trucks have to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes. Check out our blog on Moving Tools or click below to get started on your free local or long distance moving quote.