Moving the Immovable--What to Move to Denver, And What to Leave Behind

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Fine piano you've got there. It would be a shame should anything happened to it. The same principle may be stated for the fish tank, your fine art, houseplants--even your basement pieces of furniture--especially when it is time to move.

Most of your household items and furniture are pretty straight forward, or perhaps even quite basic, to move. You pack up almost all of it, and, armed with a screwdriver along with a handful of additional tools, take down pieces of furniture making it not difficult to load. For the DIY types, this is sometimes a fantastic project--until you arrive at the things which are a bit more of a headache--like the piano as well as the fish tank.

Moving the Immovable

Pianos

Pianos are some of the most difficult things to move. They can be massive in addition to heavy, however in that ungainly cabinet lie the terribly fragile elements which virtually make the instrument. Have you ever thought about why so many individuals opt to leave a piano at their old residence, or even offer it virtually at no cost to any home? It's because they're so difficult to move.

An upright or spinet is probably not worth the energy to relocate, unless it's sentimental. Baby grand sizes and larger can be worth it yet demand specialized assistance for a successful trip.

Aside from possible damage to the piano itself, there are additional possibilities to hurt walls, stairways, and anybody endeavoring to move these beasts. A professional moving company could probably move your piano but will more than likely advise a specialty piano mover to complete the job. Piano movers will also transport harps, organs, along with other substantial instruments.

Art and Antiques

Your contact at the moving company in Denver may ask about art and antiques, and strongly recommend they pack those things for you. There's lots of expertise affiliated with packing breakable things for transport, and well worth the charge to ensure your mirrors, fine art, as well as other belongings arrive intact.

Furniture

There ought to be a mathematical principle disproving that merely because a piece of furniture got into the house, it will come back out. Think of it as "The Rule of the Pivot"--we all recall the "Friends" episode when they tried to move a couch through a stairwell. You can find a variety of reasons why your giant furniture is hard to get out.

When it is custom, such as an entertainment center or even a bar, it likely moved into the residence in portions and was put together inside the room. When you can find the carpenter who made the piece to take it apart, that is the most suitable choice. Otherwise, talk to your professional movers about taking apart the piece and explore any difficulty they think that they might deal with.

Basement furniture is normally difficult to move out. In case you have added a handrail, the passage is even more tight. Same thing for the stairs--if you've changed out the carpeting with hardwood, they may be slick. Again, for this reason a number of people simply leave that furniture in the house.

That freezer you've hidden away down there? It's probable the appliance shop sent it--obviously empty--so you must clear it out before you even make an effort to move it. Or you may just leave that for the other homeowners, also. Some things really are not worth the expense to move.

What? The Movers Can't Haul My Houseplants?

No, they cannot. Government guidelines prohibit commercial transport of any living thing--so Goldie the Goldfish will have to ride with you, wedged among your ficus bushes.

Aquariums

Depending on the timing and duration of your move, the best thing to do with your aquarium tank might be to give it away. Nevertheless, for anyone who is planning to try to move the fish, be certain to carry out the following.

· Drain the tank of most water, keeping sufficient for the existing bacteria colony to survive the trip.

· Fill containers with the aquarium water and set the fish in these containers.

· Secure them as much as possible--put the containers in a container that goes on the floor in the backseat.

· Set up the new tank right away. Float the containers in the aquarium to be sure the fish become accustomed to the new temperature prior to when you release them.

When your aquarium tank is investment-grade, your fish distributor can arrange for the transport of your equipment in addition to fish.

Houseplants

In the event a long-distance move is on your radar, an excellent thing to do would be to give your house plants to your neighbors, but if you happen to be determined to move them, here's how.

· Repot into plastic containers a couple weeks before the move

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

· Be sure they won't overheat in transit

· Put the plastic pots inside your new home for a few weeks while they adapt to the new spot

· Truly reassess giving them away

And so, get to it--commence packing. Keep in mind that a few things are best left to a professional mover in Denver--or left altogether.

 

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