Tips Before Moving Day

Before The Move

There are many things to remember before the big moving day comes.  But once it arrives there are some items you would want to take care of before you move into your new home.  This is of course if it isn’t a brand new home.

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Change The Locks

Changing the locks is important because you don’t know who has had the keys in the past.  If the previous owner didn’t change the locks then it is quite possible that there could be even another past owner who could have access to your home…along with any past family member or friend.  It is always advisable to do this to protect yourself and your family from unwanted visitors and breaking.

Call The Exterminator

There could have been many items you didn’t notice when you did your final walk through.  Including hidden pests and bugs.  Hiring an exterminator to determine this before you move in is a good idea.  It would be horrible to moving in all of your belongings only to find out that mice, racoons, ants, or even snakes have damaged your belongings.  Best to stay on the safe side and have this looked after before hand.

Clean The House

The previous owner may have cleaned for you, but is it really clean?  It is not enjoyable to move into someone else’s dirt.  Doing the cleaning yourself ensures that it is up to your standards and any mess or dirt is gone.  This can be a big job and unless you have many family members or friends who are willing to help you out, you might want to consider hiring a cleaning staff for the day.  When the house is empty it makes it much easier for them to clean, as they don’t have to clean around furniture and other items.

Changing the Toilet Seat

Yes, this is often overlooked.  But it is a very simple thing to do.  Changing the toilet seat is inexpensive and can be completed in a matter of minutes.  This little tip can make a huge difference.

Arranging Your Furniture

Having a plan where all of the furniture goes is a great idea.  It allows the movers to know exactly where to place items.  This allows for a smoother moving day and less stress.  Everything will be handled in an efficient and quick manner

Keeping these handy tips in mind will allow you to have an enjoyable move into your new home.

Considerations When Moving A Piano

Piano Moving

If you own a piano you have probably made a huge investment in it. They are expensive instruments and many times have sentimental value that is priceless. Making sure that your piano is moved properly is very important if you want to avoid any type of damage to the exterior or the interior of the instrument. There are any movers who will transport your piano for you but hiring the best moving company takes a little time and effort to find.

What To Look For

When looking for a moving company to transport your piano some things you might want to take into consideration are the equipment they use. Some equipment they should have on hand are:

  • dolly for rolling it from one place to another
  • moving straps to secure the piano in place
  • blankets to protect the exterior
  • leg covers to protect the legs of the piano

Generally moving companies will have these types of items but if they don’t that should be your first warning to keep looking for another mover.

DIY

broken piano from movingDo it yourself piano moving is not advisable. Just because you own a piano doesn’t mean you have the expertise to move it. It can be a very complex job. Is the piano on an upper level? Do you need to take it down stairs? Will you need a crane to move it? These are all things to consider. Also keep in mind the bulky awkward shape of pianos. This makes it extremely difficult to manoeuvre and handle. Unless you do this on a regular basis, it isn’t something you want to handle on your own.

Final Thoughts

Piano moving is a complex job that is best left to experienced movers who know the ins and outs of relocating an instrument like this. If any damage is done to the piano then it will be covered by the insurance your moving company provides. Keep in mind how precious your piano is to you. Finding the best movers to help you is your best bet.