Moving can be hard on its own but it’s easy for the most part. If you’re moving boxes of clothes or anything that’s not easily breakable you should be fine; but if you have a valuable picture or a big piano, well you better think twice or simply hire pros. As the old saying goes “it’s better to be safe than sorry”. So we at Heart Moving Manhattan NYC would like to talk today about things you can’t relocate yourself when moving locally or anywhere. So let’s dive in and see what these things are.
Pianos and pool tables are among the top things that you shouldn’t relocate yourself
Pianos are one of the hardest things to move because of their size and weight. They usually aren’t disassembled and assembled again, so you’ll need to carry them at once. Upright pianos weigh between 300-500 LBS, baby grand 500-650 LBS, and grand pianos 700-1200 LBS. So if you are lifting weights or hitting the gym for a long time that’ll be quite heavy. Not to mention the prices of these things for an average upright piano you’ll have to pay anywhere between $3000 – $6500. For the high end anywhere between $10,000 – $25,000. Now when it comes to grand pianos they’re somewhere from $7000 to $30,000, and high-end brands are from $65,000 to $190,000 or even more. So just imagine if you drop this for a second, so better watch out if you want to DIY or simply hire pros.
Hiring pros isn’t just about paying more, they’re well-trained professionals that possess skills in moving specific items through narrow spaces; also these things can be heavy and will require maneuvering. Now let’s get to the pool tables, as pianos they’re heavy and large. Just to remind you that if you scratch the green baize (on the surface of the table) you’ll have to pay about $300 or more just to repair that. We’ll present you with a list of tables and their measurements.
- 6-Foot Table weights around 500 Pounds
- 7-Foot Table weights almost 700 Pounds
- 8-Foot Table weights roughly 1,000 Pounds
- 9-Foot Table weights close to 300 Pounds
As some of the most reliable local movers Manhattan we know that this isn’t a problem if you know what you’re doing. So think about hiring pros or consider hiring someone professional to assist you.
Things you can’t relocate yourself are fish and expensive arts
With all the pianos even more expensive items are artwork. As we all know some pieces of art are processed, but those that aren’t are usually costly, so moving it and insuring it comes at a certain price. When it comes to moving art you should hire someone who knows about these things but is a professional. So if you’re moving in a week or so hire the moving company first and ask if they know someone who they can recommend for arts. If you didn’t do that already, if you haven’t ask around the word of mouth is the best way to find out. This will also require delicate work and specific conditions as well as packing materials. Since artworks especially old pictures and sculptures are prone to crumble, decay, and get damaged, If you’re planning to store them, go for climate control storage only.
Yet other problems are pets and fish especially. With birds, dogs, and other animals, it’s much easier since they don’t need a tank! The bird needs a cage but other animals typically aren’t as demanding as a fish. First of all, tanks are quite heavy but not only that, but they’re also fragile. As you can see the problem with mirrors is that they’re fragile, but they usually have firm edges, while aquariums don’t. This will require specific moving boxes Manhattan which not a lot of moving companies have. Other than that, fish require special pH levels and other minerals in the water. They must be fed and you can’t stress them too much or they can die.
Home appliances, TVs, and exercise equipment
Now you would be surprised to see home appliances on this list would you? Well, it’s simply because a lot of folks think that it’s now worth it. They’re just too expensive to move and if the machine is many years old the price of it plus the move it’s cheaper to buy a new one. Other than that, if you want to DIY, be careful because these appliances are usually quite heavy and you could end up hurting your back easily. Now TVs are also quite big and robust, so be careful, also you don’t want to scratch them. Most expensive models tend to be thin if you’re thinking about OLED compared to heavier versions like QLED. These TVs also come with a price tag that is quite high, so if you damage them then it’s cheaper to buy a new one than fix the current one.
If you’re a gym person or any kind of exercise addict you probably have a set of dumbells at least. But here we’ll talk about gym machines like a leg press, or chest fly, actually anything that comes with a lot of weight on it. Also barbells, benches, treadmills, leg extensions, etc. they’re all robust and heavy. If you’re not a pro, please contact professionals since these things can’t easily break but they can break you. If you can’t put all of your things in a new house consider renting short term storage.
When it comes to moving try not to move heavy delicate objects, or just heavy. We hope that you liked our post. These were our thoughts on things you can’t relocate yourself when moving locally. Have a nice day and a stress-free move.