No one believes more in Murphy’s Law than moovers.
“You didn’t wrap that vase? Pull out the broom, because you’re going to need it…”
Successful mooving is about taking preventative steps to insure a safe environment, just like you would in a kitchen or in a hospital. Without the proper steps, mooving becomes much more dangerous and actually takes a lot more time!
Regardless of whether we are doing it or you are, here are some essential things to think about as you prepare to moove.
- Be sure to thoroughly wrap fragile items before mooving them. This seems obvious, but often times people think that if they set their plates and glasses in a box in just the right way… and they move it just right… and they drive just right… and they – There are too many “if’s” involved for this to be a good idea.
- This is not a gym. Your sore back aside, mooving is not a time to workout or impress anyone with your great feats of strength. If something is too big, awkward, or heavy, get one of your fellow moovers to help you. We watched someone drop a washing machine down a flight of stairs because they tried to do it themselves. This is one of the thousands of reasons we never send one cow out to do a job.
- “That’s not going anywhere”… oh boy, famous last words. Here’s a little story. One time a friend of ours was helping his dad moove his table saw. He asked his dad if they should strap it down, and his dad said “That ain’t goin’ no where’s.” They pulled out of the parking lot, came to their first intersection, took a left onto 2244 and watched in horror as the table saw skipped, rattled and rolled right out of the bed of the truck. A mooving truck isn’t any different. Now imagine if that were your giant armoire, your grandmother’s secretary, or that 72″ LCD you just took a mortgage out to buy. Never accept, “That’s not going anywhere,” even from a moover.
These are just a few things to help avoid disasters when mooving, but they are not the only ones. In our video you can also see some of what we do to keep your stuff safe. That’s it for now. Happy Mooving!