If you’ve been wondering how you’re going to get your entire collection of antiques, fine art, figurines, dolls, stamps, and more from your old house to your new home, our New Jersey long-distance movers can help. At Simonik Moving & Storage, our residential movers in New Jersey have helped countless clients safely move their collectibles during many cross-country relocations.
To learn how to properly pack big and small items, financially protect your items, and where to store your collection, we’ve listed our best tips here.
How to Pack Away Smaller Items
Some collectibles, like dolls and figurines, can be really small-even tiny. To make sure your collection of small items won’t be shifting around in the back of a truck, we recommend using packing supplies such as:
- Packing Peanuts
- Packing Paper
- Bubble Roll
- Cardboard Boxes with Dividers
Make sure to give your collectibles padding with packing supplies like these to limit movement and give them a protective barrier. When you’re securing the packaging with tape, always be careful that the adhesive side isn’t touching any sensitive surfaces of your collectibles that could be ripped away. If you don’t want the hassle and you want all your items to be packed safely, we recommend going through a trusted moving provider that offers full-service packing and unpacking, like Simonik Moving & Storage.
How to Pack Away Bigger Items
Collectible items like antique instruments and furniture pieces need special care to prevent them from being chipped or damaged during a long-distance move. Professional movers use moving blankets to wrap large items in so that they’ll have an extra layer of protection. Custom wooden crates can also be ordered by moving companies to custom-fit the dimensions of your large collectibles, preventing them from moving around.
Getting the Best Protection Planning
It is the law that all moving companies reimburse any items that are broken or damaged during a move by weight with Basic Valuation Coverage. If you’re moving a large collection of small items, you won’t be reimbursed for the full value of the products, because they don’t weigh much.
To better protect your collectibles, ask your moving company about their Full Valuation Coverage plans, because Full Valuation Coverage reimburses broken items by their monetary value.
For some items that are extremely high-value and very small, it may be better to self-transport them by carrying them with you during a move. If self-transportation isn’t a possibility, look into a specialty, insured shipping service for:
- Card Collections
Warehouse Storage Options for Collectibles
If you know you won’t be ready to have your collection back when you arrive at the new home, many companies, like Simonik Moving & Storage, provide secure warehouse storage space. You can store your collection in locked wooden vaults until you’re ready to have it again. We recommend asking your moving provider about how they control the climate in their warehouses if you have temperature-sensitive items.
Call Our New Jersey Long-Distance Movers Today for More Information
If you would like to find out even more information about how to keep your valuable collection safe during a long-distance move, call our New Jersey long-distance movers today. We’d like to offer even more tips and our premium long-distance moving services to you, which include full-service packing and unpacking, padding for furniture, custom crating, and short-term storage solutions.
Through our affiliation with Allied Van Lines, we’re ready to move your household anywhere inside the U.S., including Hawaii and Alaska. We’d like to offer you a free estimate for our long-distance moving services when you call our residential movers in New Jersey today and schedule a consultation with us or fill out our easy online form.