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Last updated May 27, 2024

Special Moves, Special Care: How to Handle Fragile or High-Value Items During a Move

Special Moves, Special Care: How to Handle Fragile or High-Value Items During a Move SVL

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As if moving homes wasn’t stressful enough, it’s even more challenging with high-value, fragile items such as decor items, electronics, and instruments that you own. You wouldn’t want to damage, break, or tarnish any of these products whether you’re moving down the block or across the country.

As a well-known residential moving service in Miami, FL, we’re sharing some of our top tips to make your move safe:

  • Gear Up: One of the simplest things to do is to grab a variety of sturdy cardboard boxes in different sizes and gather adequate supplies like tape, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and old recycled paper for filling in any empty spaces and keeping everything snug during the move.

Packing tape and a marker are your trusty sidekicks, helping you ensure that everything is perfectly and clearly labeled.

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A crate marked with a stamp saying fragile.png

  • Wrap It Up Tight: Don’t be afraid to wrap all your fragile items snugly and tightly. Use bubble wrap or packing paper to create a protective casing for each piece. Pay extra attention to those tricky corners and delicate bits – they're the most likely to get chipped or cracked during the move. Use your bubble wrap and paper to securely wrap everything up.

  • Box Smart: When you’re packing heavier or more fragile things, like your grandma's china set, be sure to have smaller boxes that adequately keep things in place. This way, they won't have as much room to move around and bump into each other during the trip. All your items need to fit in snugly without any empty spaces. Fill any leftover room with packing peanuts or scrunched-up packing paper.

  • Double the Bubble: Got something super special, like your great-grandfather's pocket watch? Our professional moving company recommends doubling down with the layers. Wrap it once in bubble wrap, then place it gently in a smaller box, and then place that secure box in another one. Fill the space between that box and a bigger one with packing peanuts and create a fortress to place everything in safely and securely.

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  • Label Clearly: You need to write "Fragile" on all sides of boxes holding your fragile items, spelling it out in bold letters. You can also mark them with specific names and descriptors such as ‘crockery,’ ‘crystal,’ ‘electronics,’ and more to ensure that any movers know what to expect and can handle the items appropriately, even during the move.

  • Consider Hiring Help: Packing these precious things can feel nerve-wracking, which is why it’s worth hiring professional movers for help! They're experts at keeping your fragile and high-value items safe. Most companies are insured, licensed, trained, and highly experienced, making them a solid choice when you want to move your items from one place to another.

  • Bonus Tip: Make a list of your fragile things, and include descriptions and how much you think they're worth. This helps with insurance and keeps track of everything during the move. This comes in handy in case there’s an accident or something is lost and/or damaged.

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Transporting fragile items can be a painstaking task that can make anyone nervous. Fortunately, our professional moving company in Miami, FL, offers a range of services to help you safely transport your fragile items locally and across more extensive distances.

Our comprehensive services include local moves, long-distance moves, and other residential and commercial moving services. We also offer our services in other states across the US, including California, North Carolina, Arizona, and Washington.

Get in touch with us for a free quote or to learn more about our work and how we can be of service!

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