Protecting Your Large, Fragile Items When Moving

When you’re planning a long-distance move, it can be tempting to try to move all your belongings the same way. Professional moving teams know, however, that doing so could end up being a costly mistake. If you’re planning to move bulky, delicate items like artwork or large-screen TVs, you’re going to want to take a few precautions to prevent damaging any of these valuable items.

Use the Right Packing Methods

Spend some time considering which items you’re going to need to take extra steps protecting. Identify the objects that are large and could get chipped, dented, torn, or otherwise damaged during the move. For example, in addition to framed art and TVs, you’ll want to consider items like sculptures, statues, oversized mirrors, etc. Consider investing in custom wood crating to protect your items that don’t quite fit into regular-sized boxes. Custom wood crating is a convenient option because it’s designed to fit snugly around your object, preventing jostling during transport. Moving pads are another good choice, as they absorb some of the shock during travel and offer a layer of protective padding between the object and those around it. If you’re relocating a large-screen TV, you can purchase boxes that are designed to fit its dimensions perfectly, leaving less room for issues.

Take Extra Steps

Before you finish loading your boxes, don’t forget to take a couple extra steps to protect your items before they start the journey to your new home. These tasks will help you keep track of all your belongings and document their condition before transport. Take pictures of your items so you know what all you have. Photographs can capture their current condition pre-move. You will want to remember to inventory your items, creating a log of all the things you’ve placed into boxes. Doing so is convenient for keeping up with the whereabouts of all your belongings. Moving pros know that purchasing full valuation coverage is a smart choice. While all moving companies must provide basic coverage, going the extra mile and purchasing full valuation coverage will reimburse the replacement value of the item instead of just its weight.

Contact Winnipeg Moving for a Free Quote

Need more help planning your big move? Reach out to Winnipeg Moving, the long-distance movers you can trust. For nearly 50 years, we’ve been providing top-tier moving services like:
  • Stretch-Wrapping
  • Short- and Long-Term Storage
  • Packing and Unpacking Services
  • Custom Crating
  • Appliance Assembly/Disassembly
  • And More!
Reach out to our talent residential movers today by phone or our online form, and we’ll start you off with your free quote!
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