When you’re packing your belongings to move to a new home, certain items require a little more care than others. Antiques and other valuables fall into the category of requiring more care, so it’s important to pay attention to the details when packing to prevent damage. Buying the highest quality packing materials is a great first step, but you could also hire professional packing services to ensure the items will be transported safely. Here are some of the best ways to prevent damage to your most valuable items during a move.
Invest in High Quality Packing Materials
The basic items you need include packing tape, moving tape, bubble wrap, Glassine and boxes. The higher quality materials you buy, the better your items will be protected. If you’re moving big and bulky items like furniture, you may want to seek some assistance from packing and moving services, since they have the materials on-hand to move these items safely. Once you have the high quality packing materials you need, then it’s time to focus on the details of packing each item.
Wrap and Pack Each Item Carefully
Each item should be wrapped individually and multiple times to provide the most protection. If you aren’t going to use packing services for your valuables or antiques, then you can’t be too careful when packing yourself. Pack the smaller valuables in a single box if you can, and mark it as fragile. If you’re moving antique furniture on your own, disassemble it if possible to make it easier to move. Be as thorough as possible when wrapping each item and don’t let any part of the item be exposed.
Hire Professional Packers and Movers
Possibly the best solution for preventing damage to antiques and valuables is to hire packing and moving services. When you work with a reputable company, they’ve likely seen and moved some very valuable items in the past, so they know how to take care of them during a transition. Even if you don’t want to use packing services for your less valuable items, it’s worth it to use them for your most precious possessions.
Shetler Moving & Storage, Inc. can help you pack and move any item you need to go with you to your new home. Whether you need long distance movers or are just moving down the street, we are happy to help you make the transition as easy as possible. We are thrilled to be a part of the Atlas Van Lines network as well, so you can rest assured your valuable items will be handled with the utmost care. Be sure to contact us to see how our packing and moving services can be valuable for you.