So it’s time to pack up all of your stuff and move. Whether you’re moving down the street or across the country, you’ll likely have to come up with solutions to unforeseen issues along the way.
Some items can easily be tossed in boxes – you likely aren’t fretting about how to transport your coffee table decor or silverware drawer. But what do you do about large, expensive and hard-to-move items?
The worst-case scenario is breaking something that’ll be costly to replace. Believe it or not, you don’t have to be stressed, even when moving seems like a logistical headache.
Hire professional movers.
We cannot emphasize this enough – this isn’t a good time to invite friends to help and reward them with pizza. To ensure that nothing bad happens, it’s necessary to hire professional movers who are experienced and have dealt with potentially challenging pieces of furniture before. Additionally, using our hypothetical piano as an example, the average upright piano weighs over 502 pounds. It can be dangerous for someone who lacks the experience to move a heavy item.
Talk to your movers beforehand.
If you have a large item you’re worried about, whether it’s an instrument, family heirloom or something else, talk to your moving company. Ask what the plan is, and make sure they have adequate manpower and the resources to meet your needs. There’s no point in hiring a professional mover if they aren’t able to complete the job satisfactorily.
Give your insurance company a call.
Talk to your insurance company about expensive items that could potentially be damaged in transit. Of course, using professional movers significantly lessens that risk, but you want to cover all of your bases. Make sure your items are covered by homeowners insurance and inquire about what to do if something happens.
Sit back and relax.
Now that you’ve done your due diligence, it’s time to let out a deep breath and celebrate! Congrats –– you’re one step closer to being prepared for your move.
My Tucson Movers offers affordable full-service moving to customers in the Tucson area. Call our team at 520-822-6140 and get a free estimate today.
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