Moving hard-to-transport items like appliances and pet equipment can add stress to moving day. What about the fish? How can I fit this washing machine in a box?! Don’t fret! Motivated Movers of Birmingham has some tips to help keep things simple and smooth. Check out these moving tips from our experts!
Moving an Aquarium
Moving with pets can be a crazy process, especially if your pets live underwater! Moving an aquarium with living, breathing fish inside can be an incredibly risky, difficult task. If you decide you want to go forward with moving your aquarium rather than selling or giving it away, here are some tips to make sure the move goes… swimmingly.
Tanks often have established bacteria colonies living in their filtration systems. When you drain the tank to clean it out, you could kill these colonies which are necessary for maintaining a healthy environment for your fish. To help preserve a bit of the bacteria, keep a couple gallons of water in the tank. When you refill the water, it will be easier to re-establish a healthy, balanced environment in the tank.
Be very careful with your fish! Long-distance moves can result in trauma, temperature changes, and noise for your fish. Keep your fish in oxygen-equipped containers that are well-sealed and pet approved. We suggest speaking with your local pet store representatives to find the right fit for your fish.
Moving Precious Jewelry
You can make some money during your move by selling pieces of jewelry you no longer wear. However, for the pieces you keep, remember that packing up your jewelry requires a little bit of extra packaging. Make sure that you know where each piece is and that it is secure.
It can be scary to trust your moving crew with your expensive, even priceless items. Consider moving your jewelry in-hand. A strong, secure box with bubble wrap will keep your items safe. You can organize your pieces the way you like and assume full responsibility. However, if you are flying or simply cannot carry any more items, make sure that you do your research before you move. To find the most trustworthy movers in Birmingham, read reviews and consult with the company before you make your decision.
Moving Large Appliances
When you move out of your old place, it is usually best to sell or give away large appliances that the next residents don’t want. Simply put, it can be exhausting trying to move large appliances into a new home.
However, if there are certain appliances you must take with you, make sure you clean them first! Then, disconnect any tubing, piping, or cords. Wrap up your appliance in quality packing materials. When you transport them, you can secure them using hooks and bungee cords. Especially if there are glass elements to any of your appliances, talk to your movers before packing and transporting them to ensure your safety as well as the safety of your items!
Consult Motivated Movers of Birmingham, AL
Our professional movers know how to move. It’s what we do! From packing to unpacking, we can help you along each step of the moving process. Learn more about Motivated Movers of Birmingham, AL. Contact us today!