So the big day is almost here. Time to check the list and make sure everything is ready to go. The only things left to consider are those big items that the moving company has to take care of. Thank goodness it’s not up to you to figure out how these things get moved! All you care about is that they arrive safe and sound and in one piece at the new location! Here is a list of the Top 5 most difficult things to move and how movers such as Seattle movers do it, and what you can do to help.
If you have an aquarium, most movers agree that expecting all your fish to arrive alive is very optimistic. If you can, you may want to consider giving your stock away to friends or family and just moving the tank. You will have to disassemble the tank for the move. This means taking out your plants, stones, decorative items, and the filtration equipment. These should all be packed like any fragile item. The aquarium itself will then be wrapped and packed as a fragile item on its own.
Big Screen T.V
As with all electronic items, moving them is best done in their original packaging. However, since quite often these items are not still at hand, here is the best way to prepare that star of the living room, your big screen TV. The top, bottom and sides of the TV should be protected with foam forms available from moving and packing companies. The whole TV is then slid into a large box and empty space is also filled with foam forms. The box should then be taped shut and marked fragile.
No one wants to lose a favorite houseplant collection when they move. Your moving company should be able to help you relocate with all greenery intact. In some cases, plants and flowers are not allowed to be moved within a moving van. You should check with your mover to see if your move is one that allows their transport. In cases where plants cannot be moved, proper packing materials and helpful hints for how to pack your plants are available through most moving companies. One of the most harmful things to living plants is extreme temperatures. Try to keep your plants in the same kind of environment that they are used to. Plants can be moved successfully if placed upright in the proper sized box surrounded by clean newsprint.
Art and Mirrors
Moving companies have an amazing variety of packing boxes available and there should be one to fit any sized art print or mirror. They are generally large and flat to allow for little movement of the piece inside. Each piece is wrapped in newsprint and bubble wrap before being placed in their snug cardboard box. Large, bright “FRAGILE” stickers are always placed on such boxes for instant visibility.
Like that big screen TV, your computer system is another difficult item to have packed to move. When you have invested thousands of dollars into something, you definitely don’t want it damaged. Before you start packing, be sure you have backed up all the data on your computer just in case. Rigid foam forms again are often used to protect a computer system when original packaging is not available. Monitor screens should be protected with bubble wrap to prevent scratching. Your computer tower should be packed upright and in the right sized box surrounded by bubble wrap or another type of shock resistant insulation such as Styrofoam popcorn.
Taking the extra time to discuss moving these items with your moving company will ensure a safe and secure move for all your important belongings.
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