Sorting, getting rid of, and boxing for a relocation are without a doubt the most long-drawn-out parts of the process. Even if you obtain movers to pack for you, you should still allow quite a bit of time so you will have everything ready to box in Denver. The stories 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 home.
You've got at least twice as much stuff as you imagine you do…if you are conservative. Most people are astonished at the amount of things they have, and at the actual volume of outright junk they have lingering around. Of course, you're going to sort through all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have great intentions to trash and donate-for a week. Ultimately, it's all got to go, and letting the pros do the packing does give you more breathing room to separate trash from treasure.
The huge advantage of hiring your local movers in Denver to pack is that they know how to pack--smart packing is a form of art. 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 fragile too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?
They also are knowledgeable about how to pack the moving 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 large 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 everything that comes apart--without damaging your furniture. So much modern furniture is easy to move because, for example, legs come off kitchen tables, but having the proper tools and knowledge of how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together easily and one that is a little skewed or wobbly. If you have got antiques or fine art, it is certainly worth it to have experienced professionals who know how to take a tall grandfather clock apart and wrap it--not to mention knowing how and where to place it on the truck.
A child's backyard playset has reduced many a man to frustrated tears when he tries it with a wrench and a hammer, but a guy who takes them apart every day does the job agilely and knows to keep all the little parts in one place so that he can put it back together at the destination without several trips to the hardware store.
Loading and Unloading in Denver
If packing boxes is an art form, loading a moving truck full of furniture, appliances and all of your possessions is graduate-level engineering. Having the right truck is imperative--and you have large, awkward shaped stuff, a van or small pick-up truck is not going to cut it. A DIY move lots of times goes amiss when the actual move is happening—lots of people don't have the supplies to keep their items unharmed in the truck. You'll need moving pads for all the furniture, plastic wrap to keep the blankets in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of straps to keep things from moving around in the truck, dollies for appliances and big things--the list goes on. What you will not get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the proper weight distribution is vital since these trucks must navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.