Moving Heavy Gym Gear
For those that like to work out a lot at home, gym gear plays a big part in day-to-day life. Indeed, for those devoted enough to have assembled their very own home gym space, moving to a new house might bring a headache or two in working out what to do about moving all those heavy bits of gym furniture.The first you need to do is find a capable set of equipment movers. In fact, search for this type of service specifically online before carefully examining the particulars of any service. Ask yourself questions like 'does company A charge per item?' Should this be the case, it's hardly ideal to transfer especially light items in high numbers, like 20 exercise balls, since you'll be paying for each of them. Alternatively, you'd be better off finding a service that either charges over specific gym departments, or simply per hour. Similarly, it's important to designate the exact number of equipment movers you require, especially since items can prove especially heavy. Have at least two movers in London come in as the load won't be light. Again, when searching online, the key thing to remember is that, however burdensome, you are going to need a separate removals van for moving gym gear. In other words, your regular home furniture isn't going to fit in one van alongside gym gear. Also, look to see what kind of topics are featured as part of any service provided by such equipment movers. What you want to avoid is This is where your exact choice in London moving van becomes important. The good thing is that, while gym gear is particularly heavy, it's unlikely your home gym set consists of anything that reaches too high. So you hardly need a van that's too big – you simply need to ensure it can handle a lot of weight and is long enough horizontally, to cater for such things as a bench press. Across all hand-held weights, simply place such items in cardboard boxes in order to maximise space in the back of the van. Another way to utilise space most accordingly is to place all items that can be folded against the rear wall of the removal van. Foldable exercise bikes are particularly good to place up against the far side of the van, so move these types of items first. Ensure these devices are secured firmly though since you don't want them to fall whilst in transit. On that note, packing should generally develop progressively in this order – from what should be packed first to that which should follow – foldable items, heavy flat surface bottom items, lighter items like exercise balls, and finally cardboard boxes containing all smaller accessories like hand-held weights.
Since such things as a parked bench press should have its weight resting on it, try and place it as centrally as possible within the truck. Weight distribution is particularly important across a move consisting of, well, weights. Though you may not consider it a pressing safety concern, you still want to avoid placing heavy things on one side of the van, as opposed to the other. For example, the bench press, the rowing machine and the heaviest of your punch bags exclusively on the left side of the van. On that note, punch bags should always be placed of the floor because of their weight an their capacity to swing and knock other items over during transit if placed like they regularly sit on a hanger and stand.