Local Moving Services in Denver--Worth Every Penny - Part 3

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Going through everything, deciding disposition, and boxing for a move are hands down the most long-drawn-out parts of the process. Even if you get movers to pack for you, you should still allot 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 are not there to judge, but to wrap and box everything in sight.

Packing Boxes

You have got at least two times as much stuff as you think you do…if you're conservative. Many people are astonished at the amount of things they possess, and at the actual volume of complete junk they have loitering around. Yes, you are going to purge all the old stuff you don't want or need, or at least you have wonderful intentions to toss and donate-for a week. Sooner or later, it has all got to go, and letting the pros do the packing does give you more breathing room to separate trash from treasure.

The large advantage of hiring your local movers in Denver to pack is that they know how to pack--smart packing is an art form. They know how to wrap--paper, bubble, or peanuts--and tape so the delicate pieces stay in intact. Did you know, for instance, to twist a bit of paper around the handle of a coffee cup? Did you know NOT to wrap something fragile too tightly? OR to remember to take the bulbs out of all the lamps?

They also know how to load 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 will have a couple of large boxes that weigh about a pound—that is where the stuffed animals are.

Disassembly and Assembly--Worse Than Christmas Morning

Movers also know how to disassemble everything that comes apart--without dinging your furniture. So much modern furniture is simple to move because, for instance, legs come off end tables, but having the right tools and training on how to do it makes the difference in a table that comes back together without issue and one that's a little warped or wobbly. If you've got antiques or fine art, it is certainly worth it to have experienced pros 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 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 again without three 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 boxes is graduate-level engineering. Having the proper truck is key--and you have big, awkward shaped stuff, a van or small pick-up truck is not going to suffice. A DIY move lots of times goes off the rails when the actual move is happening—lots of people do not have the supplies to keep their items safe in transit. You'll need moving pads for all the big things, shrink wrap to keep the blankets in place, crates for big mirrors and art, lots of straps to keep things from shifting, hand trucks for appliances and big things--the list goes on. What you won't get, unless you have experienced pros, is how to load--the right weight distribution is imperative since these trucks have to navigate traffic and you can bet that, if not braced properly, the load will shift, when the driver brakes.

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