Sep 2, 2022 by Wendy Hoke

Hire Professionals to Move These 5 Household Items

You may want to save money by packing and moving your home by yourself. However, there are some items that are best left to the pros, especially items that need extra attention and care. 

Not sure which items we’re talking about? From instruments to appliances, here are 5 household belongings that are difficult to move without professionals.  

Moving Pool Tables  

Moving a pool table not only involves a complicated disassembly and packing process, but it also means having to lift extremely heavy parts. Overall, pool tables can weigh up to 1,000 pounds, which makes moving them very challenging, especially when stairs are involved. Thankfully, most moving companies have experience in moving heavy pool tables. You may even be able to find a moving company that specializes in moving pool and billiards tables.  

Moving Pianos 

It’s just not a smart idea to try moving your piano by yourself. Most pianos weigh hundreds (if not thousands) of pounds. The heavy lifting involved when picking up and moving a piano is quite strenuous. In addition, pianos are typically expensive, making them one of the most valuable items inside a household. Dropping and damaging any of the piano’s parts during a move could be devastating, so handling this valuable item with care is extremely important. To move a piano, special equipment, and moving tools will be necessary. It’s best to hire professionals for the job.  

Moving Appliances 

Moving household appliances requires planning, prepping, and a whole lot of manpower. The average fridge weighs around 300 pounds, the average washing machine weighs around 200 pounds, and the average dishwasher weighs around 150 pounds. While you might be able to manage moving one of these items, you’ll likely need help if moving several appliances. Professional movers should be able to effectively and efficiently disconnect and move these appliances for you without a problem. They may even be able to assist with the reinstallation process. 

Moving Art, Antiques, and Valuables 

Safely moving artwork, antiques, and other valuables takes quite a bit of planning and prepping to keep items as safe and secure as possible throughout the moving process. Art is especially prone to damage when moving from one home to another. Valuable artwork will need to be packed using several different types of supplies specifically designed for moving framed art and canvas prints. Antiques, such as family heirlooms, furniture, porcelain figurines, china dinnerware, and crystal glassware, will also need to be handled with special care. Fortunately, professional movers and packers should be able to move your items safely without breaking anything along the way. 

Hot Tubs  

Moving a hot tub is a complicated process, one that involves specific types of moving equipment and tools not usually found in the average person’s toolbox. In addition, the sheer weight of a hot tub (think: 900 to 1,000 pounds without water) is simply too much for any one person to handle. Professionals should be able to move and reassemble your hot tub without a problem – just be sure that the movers have experience handling these outdoor jacuzzi moves.    

Moving Soon? 

Moving these household items by yourself is challenging. Fortunately, if you do decide to hire professionals for the job, Alliance Relocation Services can help. Give us a call for a free quote. You can rest assured that all heavy and valuable items will be in good hands. Best of luck and happy moving! 


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