Moving is a stressful time, but it's less stressful when you are prepared. Something that many people forget to consider are the difficult items in their home to move. Follow these tips to help you prepare to move some of the most difficult items.
What makes something difficult to move?
There are multiple things can can make an item difficult to move:
What are the most difficult items to move?
The most difficult items to move are:
Fish are just as important as any other pet in the home. You want to move them safely, so put the fish in a special container and drain the aquarium before the move. This is also a good time to clean the aquarium and give your fish a great new home, too!
Televisions, computers, and other electronics can be worth a lot of money and very delicate. It's a good idea to keep the original packaging for electronics to help secure the item during moving. If you don't have the original box, many moving companies offer special boxes for flat screen televisions and computers. You may also choose to cover the items in blankets for protection.
Liquids and chemicals can be very difficult to transport for a variety of reasons. First, if something spills, it can damage your other items. Also, many liquids and chemicals are flammable (gas and alcohol). Be prepared to move your bar yourself if possible. Also, remove gas from any grill or lawn mower that you may be moving. Finally, talk to your moving company to ensure that they can move your items before you run into a problem on moving day.
Pianos are extremely heavy. Grand pianos can weigh as much as 1200 pounds. They're also large and awkward. They can be difficult to get through doorways and halls. You may also need more movers depending on the type of piano.
People put a lot of time and effort into caring for their plants. This makes it particularly devastating when something happens to a plant during a move. Unfortunately, a move can put a plant under a lot of stress. Be prepared to move your plants yourself so that they can get the care that they need. Keep the plants in a cool environment and consider switching to plastic holders during the move. If you do want help, ask your moving company about their policy about moving plants. Contact a company, like Bell Moving & Storage, for more help.