How to Protect Your Valuables & Family Heirlooms on Your Next Move

Moving day is drawing closer, and it’s time to get your valuables packed up and ready to go. Putting garments, books and toys into boxes is fairly easy and straightforward to execute. Be that as it may, shouldn’t something be said about that legacy vase that was Grandmother’s prized possession or the expansive family photograph from the parlor? In the matter of the most significant things in your home, packing them carefully can make all the difference in moving the items securely. Here are three insider tips for you on the best way for you to pack like an expert and eliminate the anxiety of moving your most valued possessions.

The Right Tools for the Task

As with any task, having the right “devices” make the challenge less demanding. The best advice that anyone can give you is to expect the worst and to buy moving insurance for those hard-to-pack items. On top of this, find boxes that are appropriately sized to fit your belongings. For instance, when packing a large screen television, find boxes that have extra cushioning to keep the screen safe. While the initial expense may appear to be extravagant for a container, it’s a lot less expensive than purchasing another TV. The same goes for things like stemware which is especially difficult to pack. Boxes with cell dividers are a great choice for packing stemware. Bubble wrap is the key to keeping sensitive or delicate things safe in a move. Use strong moving boxes and supplies for the things that you value the most. Also, remember that your local movers offer a wide range of moving box supplies, complete packaging materials, and other supplies to help you have a great move.

Step by Step Instructions For Packing

One basic tip for packing fine china and dishes is to pack them in a few layers of paper and to place them in the container on their sides. Try not to stack them or put them face side down. They are less likely to crack or break if something knocks the edge or the case gets jarred. To test how well you’ve packed delicate items into a box, gently shake the box as you pack to be certain that the contents do not move too much. Make sure to include more cushioning if the items move by the slightest bit. Additionally, don’t fold the box tops. Taping them tightly closed is the best practice. In addition to this, completely fill the crate so the top can’t collapse.

Large Things Need A Little Tender Loving Care

Another expert tip for moving anything with large glass panes like artist paintings, mirrors, or fine pictures is to cover the glass with tape or to at the very least put a large X of tape on the glass covering. The tape will prevent the glass from shattering in the case it gets broken. You may also want to call in a specialist mover when it comes to moving massive things like an organ, piano, crystal chandelier, weapons safe, or a car. Most specialty movers will utilize special dollies and wooden cases to guarantee that your things are safely moved. Experienced specialist movers know precisely how to handle huge things safely.

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If you will follow these few basic tips, your move should go very smoothly. Furthermore, you will be able to move your valuables safely and effectively and without any serious damage happening to them.

Call Unicorn Moving in Austin, TX today to safely pack and move your most beloved items so that they can continue to bring warmth and familiarity in your next setting!

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