If you are moving soon, you might be wondering what to prepare for. Especially if this is one of your first big moves.
You might find that there are many things to consider before you even start. If you’re wondering which items will need extra attention, we’ve created a list of the five most difficult items to move and our tips for ensuring they are safely transported.
Moving televisions can be challenging because there’s so much that must be done to ensure that there won’t be any problems once you get to your destination. Before unplugging everything and packing up the television and all the wires, take a quick picture of all the cords plugging in to the back to know exactly what goes where when you set up your tv. We suggest heading to your local hardware store and asking for a moving box made for TVs. These boxes should fit up to a 70-inch television and should include extra protective materials. Once your box is assembled, grab a friend to help you lift and pack up the television. Once it’s all packed up, make sure to clearly label it so whoever handles the box next knows what it is and to be careful.
2.Fragile Items (Art, China, Glassware, etc.)
This one goes without saying, but you can never be too careful. When you’re packing up anything that’s glass, ceramic, or any breakable material, you’ll want to take extra precautions. For anything that is highly fragile, consider packing it in protective materials like bubble wrap, crumpled newspaper, or packing peanuts, then transporting it with you in your car. Other delicate items, such as glassware, plates, and pottery, pick up some packing paper or newspaper and gently and securely wrap each piece. If you’re packing something stackable, like plates, you can stack them up and secure them together with tape to prevent them from shifting. Don’t pack boxes too full, or else they’ll get heavy and can accidentally drop. For another more earth-friendly alternative to packing paper, consider using your dish towels!
We have to admit that house plants are one of the hardest items to move simply because they are one of those items you don’t think about. If you’re moving soon and you have a lot of houseplants, you have a few options. What we most recommend is to pack your plants in boxes that are kept open. Cushion the sides and in between pots to keep any pots from breaking. Houseplants are another item that we suggest packing with you in your car, so you can keep an eye on them and make sure that your plants are getting the same care while you’re on the road as they would when you’re at home.
4.Pianos and Other Instruments
For instruments that can fit into cases, we suggest using a hardshell case for moving it; that way, it will be protected from any harm. Moving a piano, however, is a little more tricky than just packing it in a case. We recommend hiring a professional mover with all the necessary equipment and expertise to move such a fragile and expensive instrument for the best results.
5.Large Furniture Items
Large furniture items like couches, mattresses, dining tables, and large headboards are the last item on our list of difficult items to move. While these items don’t call for preparatory packing, they require some skill to navigate them through the home and on and of the moving truck. We suggest enlisting some friends or family members to help you move these heavy items. Additionally, if your couch is sectional, take it apart to create a more effortless moving experience. Some tables may also come apart, so break it down as much as you can since moving smaller pieces will be more efficient for both space and time.
You Can Trust Best of the West Movers to Get it Done!
If you’re moving soon, you can count on Best of the West Movers to create the easiest moving experience you’ll ever have. When you’re moving, you want a team on your side dedicated to getting your belongings safely from one home to the next, and that’s precisely what we do. We serve Salt Lake and Davis County, Utah, and help you with any short or long-distance move. Contact us to learn more about our moving services and request a free quote today!