If you have a collection of expensive items that you’re worried about transporting for an upcoming long-distance move, our Wichita long-distance movers at Thomas Transfer & Storage want to share their advice. We have years of experience packing valuable items, storing collectables in warehouses, and helping clients with protection planning so that we can move your collection safely while providing expert tips.
How to Pack Smaller Items
A lot of collectible items are small and high-value, such as figurines, dolls, fine China pieces, and more. When you’re packing away small items, you want to be sure to use the proper packing supplies so your valuables won’t be broken during transport, such as:
- Packing Paper
- Packing Peanuts
- Bubble Roll
- Cardboard Boxes with Dividers
You always want to be careful when securing collectible items with tape. The adhesive side can damage items with sensitive surfaces. To avoid the headache of having to do all this careful packing yourself, we recommend you hire a moving company with professional packing and unpacking services, like Thomas Transfer & Storage.
Larger Items Need Specialized Care with Moving Blankets and Crating
Professional moving companies pack away large collectible items using blankets for extra protection. By choosing an experienced moving provider, collections of furniture, instruments, and more can also be fitted with a customized crate. Doing this prevents your valuables from moving in their containers while they’re being transported.
Protection Planning May Be Right for You
It is the law that all moving companies provide you with basic valuation coverage, or Released Value Protection. With RVP, you are reimbursed for your items by weight if items are broken or there is an accident. With small, high-value items that are worth much more than their weight, we recommend you ask your provider about their Full Value Protection options. Full Value Protection reimburses your items by their replacement value.
For small, highly expensive items, we recommend self-transportation or using specialty, insured shipping if carrying the collectibles with you is not a feasible option. We recommend you self-transport:
- Card Collections
Warehouse Storage Protects Your Collection
When long-distance movers in Wichita help you move from your old house to the new one, you may not be ready to have your entire collection set up in the new home. In this case, consider a professional moving company that can provide you with secure storage space in climate-controlled warehouse facilities, like Thomas.
Climate control solutions prevent damage from affecting items that are sensitive to heat and the cold. Using a secure warehouse to store your belongings also ensures your collection will be stored in locked wooden vaults for extra protection.
Call Our Wichita Long-Distance Movers Today to Learn More
At Thomas Transfer & Storage, our Wichita residential movers would like to share even more advice with you about long-distance moving with collectibles and provide you with our professional services. We offer top-tier packing and unpacking, padding for furniture, custom crating, and short-term storage solutions. Through our affiliation with United Van Lines, we can help you move anywhere in the United States.
We would also like to offer you a free estimate when you call today and schedule a consultation with our Wichita long-distance movers or fill out our easy online form.