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6 Items that You Should Hire a Local Moving Company to Move

  1. Grandfather Clocks

If you have a Grandfather clock, chances are that you inherited it from, well, perhaps your grandfather.  Your Grandfather clock may even be a family heirloom that has been passed down for several generations. In any case, it will probably have some sort of sentimental value to you.  That being said, moving a Grandfather clock can be extremely difficult. With so many moving pieces, it would be easy to pack it incorrectly for a move. Movers in Tucson are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to moving such fragile pieces, and will know that you need to remove all of the weights from inside, then place a moving blanket in the glass portion to provide stabilization, and then they will wrap the entire clock in a moving blanket and keep it stored upright during all portions of your move.

  1. Appliances

Appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, and stoves are not only bulky and heavy, but they can also be a pain to move.  Professional movers in Tucson will come equipped with the proper dollies or moving straps to help move appliances, and they will also likely wrap them in plastic to make sure that none of the drawers or doors come open during transport.  Not only will they be able to correctly wrap and move your appliances, but they are also experts when it comes to fitting appliances through narrow doorways or up or down stairs.

  1. Mattresses

Many people are not aware that when you move mattresses, you are supposed to avoid standing them up on their sides during a move.  With regular innerspring beds, the materials can all shift down to the part of the mattress bearing weight, and the longer it does so, the more likely it is that the foam used in a mattress will not be able to go back to the position it is supposed to be at.  Another thing to consider is that memory foam mattresses, such as Tempurpedics will react to the weather conditions, meaning if it’s a cool day, they will be more stiff, but if you are moving in Tucson, chances are it will be hot, and the foam will soften up far too much to be set on its side, and it will become a floppy mess that you will have to deal with.  Movers in Tucson will know exactly how to transport and store sensitive items so as to avoid warping their overall shape and integrity.

  1. Guns and Gun Safes

There are many avid hunters and sport shooters that live not only in Tucson, but also all across the United States.  If you have guns, ammo, or safes to move, you will want to make sure that your local or long distance moving company in Tucson is aware of the items you will be moving.  One thing to remember is that all firearms should be fully unloaded with all safety features on, and it’s possible, in their carrying cases. You will also need to be aware that combustibles, such as ammo will not be allowed in moving trucks, so you will need to transport any ammo you have in your own vehicles.  You should also be sure to have all ammo locked up and out of the reach of children. Keep in mind that if you are moving to Tucson from a different state, or moving out of Tucson to another part of the country, that you will need to do some research on gun laws in all of the states you will have to transport your guns and ammo through.  Ignorance of the law will not keep you safe, so be sure to do plenty of research beforehand. If you have a gun safe to be moved, professional movers in Tucson will have all of the necessary dollies and straps to make sure that your safe stays secure and free of damage.

  1. Gym Equipment

Whether you have a treadmill, elliptical, weight bench set or dumb bells, you will want to have professionals moving any equipment since they will know how to properly wrap items so that they do not get damaged during a move.  They will also know that to move loose weights, it is better to use plastic crates rather than boxes, since boxes will often not be strong enough to hold such heavy weights.

  1. Wine Collection

Wine collections can be particularly difficult to move.  You will want to hire a mover in Tucson that has climate control refrigerated trucks, as wine can be damaged if it is not stored at the proper temperature.  Bottles with corks will need to be stored either upside down or on their side so that the cork remains wet, which means that they will need to be packed in boxes made specifically for shipping wine.  You will also want to get an appraisal of your collection just in case any of the boxes get damaged.

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