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Specialty items moving guide

If you are preparing for the upcoming move, our specialty items moving guide will be very helpful.



Yes, moving represents a task that is stressful and complex. Moreover, it tends to take up a lot of our time, energy and money. Just think about it – you have to find a new home and sell the current one, pack and prepare all of your items for the move, and of course, take care of your family’s needs and say goodbye to everybody you are leaving. No wonder why moving affects our mental health. However, when you have to add moving specialty items to your list, everything becomes even more complicated, right? Certainly! But, do not worry! There is a way for moving everything from bulky sofas to pianos and hot tubs. Thus, if you are interested, keep on reading.

Find Help

Okay, first things first, when moving specialty items, the most important thing you must do is find help. But, where? Well, you have two options – hire a moving agency or beg your friends and family members to help you with all the heavy lifting. Yes, the first option is more expensive but is also an option that will save you a lot of time and energy. Professional movers will know exactly how to prepare and pack each and every item safely and transport it to your new address in no time. But, of course, if your budget does not allow you to hire movers, it is not the end of the world. Instead, call your trusted friends and ask for help!

Disassemble What You Can

So, if you decided to have a DIY kind of a move, the first thing you need to do is to disassemble everything you can. For instance, if you have a huge sofa in your living room, try to remove throw pillows and seat cushions first, then remove its arms and back. Some sofas have even more parts that can be removed, that is, disassembled. Transporting your bulky sofa with ease can only be done if all possible parts are removed. The same goes for all other bulky and fragile items – closets, chandeliers, pool tables, pianos, hot tubs, etc.

Know How to Pack Specialty Items

When disassembling is done, it is time for packing. So, go to your local hardware store or a stationery shop and get the following – cardboard boxes, zip bags, plastic wrap, packing paper, packing peanuts, duct tape (and a lot of it), scissors, and permanent markers. You might also need to get some custom crates if you have some items that are really valuable and expensive. For everything else, you can use all the previously mentioned packing materials. And, how to pack them? Well, first wrap one piece in packing paper, then in plastic wrap, place it in a box and fill the remaining space with packing peanuts for extra protection. Close the box, seal all sides with duct tape and label it.