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 would 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--especially if it is time to move.

Much of your household items and home furnishings are simple, or even simply uncomplicated, to move. You pack up the vast majority of it, and, armed with a screwdriver plus a couple of various tools, take apart furniture making it uncomplicated to load. For the DIY kinds, this can be a fun project--until you arrive at the things that are a bit more of a difficulty--like the piano and the fish tank.

Moving the Immovable


Pianos are probably the most difficult things to move. They're big as well as cumbersome, yet in the large cabinet rest the extremely delicate components that literally make the instrument. Have you ever wondered 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 hard to move.

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

Apart from possible harm to the piano itself, there are possibilities 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 propose a specialty piano mover for the task. Piano movers may also move harps, organs, and other considerable instruments.

Artwork and Antiques

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


There has to be a math principle disproving that just because a furniture piece 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 staircase. You can find a couple of issues why your sizeable 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 put together inside the room. If you can find the carpenter who made the piece to take it apart, this provides the best option. Otherwise, speak to your professional movers with regards to taking apart the piece and go over any issue they believe that they might deal with.

Basement furnishings are normally challenging to get out. If you've 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 stored away down there? It is likely the appliance shop brought it--obviously empty--so you must clean it out before you try to move it. Or you may just leave that for the subsequent homeowners, too. Some things simply are not worth the cost to transport.

What? The Movers Cannot Move My Houseplants?

No, they cannot. Federal rules restrict commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish must ride together with you, wedged in between your ficus trees.


Depending on the timing and duration of your move, a good thing to do with your fish tank may be to give it away. However, if you're intending to try to move the fish, ensure you complete the following.

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

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

· Stabilize them as much as possible--place 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 the aquarium is investment-grade, your fish dealer can arrange the transport of your equipment as well as fish.


If a long-distance move is on your radar, a good thing to do would be to give your indoor plants to your neighbors, however 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 in the event the vehicle's full

· Be sure they won't get too hot on the road

· Place the plastic pots in your new house for a few weeks while they adjust to the new location

· Seriously reevaluate giving them away

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


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