Moving is a lot of work and takes endless hours of planning and preparation. But beyond the multitude of boxes of household items and personal belongings, are certain items that are especially difficult to move and will require some heavy lifting. These items need extra care and will need the expertise of specialized, moving professionals like Cummings Moving Company.
Most Difficult Items to Move from Place A to B
The TV – Let’s start off with your most prized item, the television. Okay, while that is not true for everyone, those who love theirs know that these days, the bigger they come, the better. We are no longer talking about a meager 27 inch screen – large-screen TVs start at 50 inches at the very least and go all the way up to 85 inches or higher. And with prices so low, most households have more than one! This is definitely an item that you don’t want to mess with. Leave it to the professionals so that you don’t find yourself shopping for a new TV when you get to your new home.
Go FISH – Another moving challenge is an aquarium full of fish. Fish don’t do well with the sloshing around and the temperature changes that happen with a move. It is highly suggested that you sell or give your fish and aquarium to someone in the neighborhood to avoid subjecting them to the long journey ahead. But if you decide to bring them with you, here are some helpful tips. Put your fish collection into a holding container. When you drain your tank, be sure to keep some of the water so that you have the same bacteria colony when you reassemble and fill up the tank at your new place. If you have plants in your aquarium, take some of the water and pour it into a bag. This is where you should store the plants. Take the filter out and keep it in a chemical-free container. Rather than have the movers put your aquarium and fish into the moving truck, keep them in your vehicle if possible. You might not think that your fish are finicky, but they certainly are. A move can even be traumatic for a plant. This is why you need to handle these items very carefully. Coordinate ahead of time with your mover to find out what they can and cannot take on the truck so you know what you will need to take in the car.
Oh BABY – The next troublesome item on our list are grand pianos. These are oddly shaped, extremely heavy and will take a group of strong men to lift and safely maneuver into your new home. The best thing for you and your back is to hire a moving company experienced in moving items of this magnitude. When you fill out a request for a free moving quote with your mover, mention any specialty items like this in your request.
It’s ART – Believe it or not, moving artwork and sculpture can be a stressful task. Not necessarily because of its size or weight, but because of how much it means to you. It usually has some sentimental value and may be worth a small fortune. More often than not, there is glass involved and there are frames to keep dent free. To safeguard these important items, wrap each frame in bubble wrap or newspaper and then secure large pieces of cardboard on each side for protection before you box it for transport. If you want to make extra certain it is done properly, ask Cummings Moving Company for a quote to pack your artwork. Sure, we can pack the whole house too, however, if you are bent on packing yourself, consider letting us pack the really important, fragile, heavy and large items.
Now if you’re packing sculpture, you’re going to need a box one-third larger than your piece of art. Wrap the sculpture in bubble wrap and/or mounds of newspaper. Remember, if the piece is heavy, the paper can compress and become useless, so use packing materiel that will stand up in transport. Be sure the box is packed tightly with lots of stuffing. Imagine it rattling around in the box and where it is most vulnerable to breakage – in those spots take extra care to wrap and protect your sculpture pieces.
There may be other unique items in your household that are very difficult to move. This is why hiring a professional moving company would be the best thing to do. Not only does it give you peace of mind, it provides you with the reassurance that your belongings will make it to your new home in one piece.
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