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

Piano MovingBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Nice piano you've got there. It'd 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's time to move.

Most of your household belongings 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 and a couple of other tools, take down household furniture making it not difficult to load. For the DIY kinds, this is sometimes a fun project--until you get to the things which are a little 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 the ungainly cabinet rest the terribly delicate elements which essentially make the instrument. Have you ever thought about the reason why so many individuals opt to leave a piano at their old house, or even offer it pretty much free of charge to any home? It is because they are so difficult to move.

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

Aside from possible damage to the piano itself, there are other 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 do the job. Piano movers may also transport harps, organs, and other substantial instruments.

Art and Antiques

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

Furniture

There should be a mathematical theory 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 staircase. You can find a variety of reasons why your giant furniture is challenging to get out.

When it is custom, such as an entertainment center or even a bar, it likely moved into the home in pieces and was set up inside the room. When you can find the carpenter who created the item to take it apart, that is the best choice. Otherwise, speak to your professional movers about taking apart the item and talk about any issue they feel that they might deal with.

Basement furniture is usually tough 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 just leave that furniture in the property.

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

What? The Movers Can't Haul My Houseplants?

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

Aquariums

With respect to the timing and duration of your move, the best thing to do with your aquarium tank might be to give it away. However, if you are going to attempt to move the fish, be certain to do the following.

· Drain the tank of most water, keeping enough for the current 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 inside a container that goes on the floor in the backseat.

· Arrange the new tank right away. Float the containers in the aquarium to be sure the fish become accustomed to the new temperature before 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 could be to give your house plants to your neighbors, but if you happen to be determined to move them, here's how.

· Repot in plastic containers a couple weeks before the move

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

· Be sure they won't overheat in transit

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

· Seriously reassess giving them away

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

 

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