When moving with big or small valuable, collectible items, it’s important to transport them in a way that ensures they won’t be damaged. Our Sioux Falls long-distance movers at Brouwer Relocation have years of experience helping collectors move their collection safely with proper packing supplies, protection planning, and warehouse storage options. We’d like to tell you about our best tips for moving your collection securely so that every piece arrives at the new home in perfect condition.
Use the Right Packing Supplies
The right packing supplies will make all the difference in ensuring smaller items arrive at your new destination safely. We recommend:
- Packing Peanuts
- Bubble Roll
- Packing Paper
- Cardboard Boxes with Dividers
Also, for collectibles that have sensitive surfaces, be careful when using tape that the sticky side doesn’t attach to something that could rip. Professional movers, like our long-distance moving team at Brouwer Relocation, can ensure all your items are properly packed, meaning less stress for you.
Larger Items Need Moving Blankets and Crating
Professional movers typically use blankets to provide extra padding for larger collectibles, such as instruments. Additionally, custom crates can be created to fit the exact size of your larger items, so they won’t be jostled around during transport.
You May Want Protection Planning
By law, all moving companies offer Released Value Protection, which reimburses any items that are broken during transport by weight. If you have small, expensive collectibles, this reimbursement won’t cover the actual cost of your items. Be sure to ask your moving provider about their full replacement value protection plans so that you can get all your money back in case of an accident.
For some smaller, high-value collectibles, we recommend carrying them with you during the move or using specialty, insured shipping. For self-transportation, we suggest you take:
- Card Collections
You Might Need Warehouse Storage Space
Moving companies like Brouwer Relocation have secure warehouse facilities where you can store your collection until you are ready to have it at your new home. Be sure to ask your moving providers about their climate-control options if your valuables are susceptible to damage from heat or the cold.
Learn More from Our Long-Distance Movers in Sioux Falls
Our residential movers in Sioux Falls at Brouwer Relocation would like to offer you more tips on how to move your collectibles as well as provide you with our professional moving services. We offer high-quality packing supplies, packing and unpacking options, padding for furniture, custom crating, and short-term storage solutions. We are proud to be an agent of Atlas Van Lines, and with them our team would like to offer you a free estimate when you choose Brouwer.
To receive your free estimate, please contact our movers in Sioux Falls today by phone and schedule a consultation with us or fill out our easy online form.