Moving the Immovable--What to Move to Colorado Springs, And What to Leave Behind

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Lovely piano you've got there. It'd be a shame if anything happened to it. The same thing could be stated for your aquarium, your fine art, houseplants--even your basement pieces of furniture--particularly if it is time to move.

Much of your household belongings and furniture are simple, or even simply uncomplicated, to move. You pack up the vast majority of it, and, equipped with a screwdriver plus a couple of various tools, take apart furniture making it uncomplicated to load. For the DIY types, this can be a fun project--until you get to the things that are a little more of a difficulty--such as the piano and the fish tank.

Moving the Immovable


Pianos are probably the most difficult things to move. They are big and awkward, yet in the large cabinet lie the extraordinarily delicate components that literally make the instrument. Have you ever thought about the reason why so many individuals opt to leave a piano at their old property, or simply give it pretty much free of cost to any home? It's because they can be so difficult to move.

An upright or spinet might not be worth the work to maneuver, unless it happens to be sentimental. Baby grand sizes and bigger are worth it yet require specialized help for a successful trip.

Apart from possible harm to the piano itself, there are opportunities to damage walls, stairwells, and anyone endeavoring to move these beasts. A professional moving company may be able to move your piano and may more than likely suggest a specialty piano mover for the task. Piano movers will also move harps, organs, and other considerable instruments.

Fine art and Antiques

Your contact at the moving company in Colorado Springs is going to inquire regarding artwork and antiques, and strongly suggest they pack those items for you. There's a lot of craft associated with packing fragile items for transport, and well worth the cost to ensure your mirrors, art, as well as other valuables arrive undamaged.

Home furnishings

There has to be a math principle disproving that simply because a piece of furniture got into the house, it may come back out. Think of it as "The Rule of the Pivot"--we all recall the "Friends" episode when they attempted to move a couch through a stairwell. You can find a couple of issues why your hefty furniture is hard to get out.

If it's made to order, like an entertainment center or a bar, it probably moved into the property in pieces and was set up inside the room. If you can find the carpenter who created the piece to take it apart, this provides the best option. Otherwise, speak to your professional movers concerning taking apart the piece and go over any difficulty they believe that they might deal with.

Basement furnishings are usually challenging to get out. If you have added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Ditto for the stairs--if you've replaced carpeting with hardwood, they will likely be slippery. Again, for this reason a number of people simply leave that furniture in the house.

The deep freeze you've got stashed away down there? It is likely the appliance shop brought it--obviously empty--so you must clean it out before you attempt to move it. Or you may just leave that for the next homeowners, as well. Some things simply aren't worth the expense to transport.

What? The Movers Can't Transport My Houseplants?

No, they can't. Federal guidelines restrict commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish must ride together with you, wedged in between your ficus bushes.


With respect to the timing and duration of your move, the best thing to do with your fish tank could be to give it away. Nevertheless, if you're intending to attempt to move the fish, ensure you complete the following.

· Empty the fish tank of most water, leaving ample for the current bacteria colony to survive the trip.

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

· Stabilize them as much as possible--put the containers in a container which goes on the floor of the backseat.

· Arrange the new tank without delay. Float the containers in the aquarium to be sure the fish get accustomed to the new temperature before you release them.

If your fish tank is investment-grade, your fish dealer might arrange the transport of your equipment and fish.


If a long-distance move is on your radar, a good thing to do could be to give your indoor plants to your neighbors, but if you happen to be determined to move them, here is how.

· Repot into plastic pots a few weeks before the move

· Move them in your car, or book a cargo van if the vehicle's full

· Be sure they won't get too hot in transit

· Place the plastic pots in your new home for a couple of weeks as they adjust to the new place

· Seriously reevaluate giving them away

And so, get to it--start packing. Just remember that a few things are best left to a professional mover in Colorado Springs--or left entirely.


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