If you’re moving, the last thing you want is to see any of your items get damaged. This is especially true if you’re moving delicate or valuable items, which require special attention during a move. Regardless of whether your items have sentimental or financial value, knowing how to protect them is important. In this guide, our professional moving team will share a few of our industry-leading tricks. Let’s dive in. 6 Tips to Move Valuable Items Whether you’re going across the country or across the street, moving can put delicate or valuable items at risk. Protect the things you love from harm with these six tips: 1. Pack valuables individually You love that vintage martini set your grandmother gave you. So what’s the best way to protect it? Wrap each item individually. If something goes wrong and everything is in the same container, they’ll likely all break. Instead, protect each item by wrapping them individually in paper or bubble wrap. From there, you can put them together in a size-appropriate box. Make sure to mark it “fragile” before it goes into the moving truck. 2. Use the right packing materials When it comes to protecting your valuables, packing materials are critically important. While those old fruit boxes from the grocery store might work just fine for clothes and linens, they’re not sufficient for valuables. If you’re doing your own packing, make sure you purchase boxes and packing materials from a moving company like Gallo. We offer high-quality packing materials that are designed to cushion and protect valuables and breakables and keep everything from moving too much during transport. If you don’t feel comfortable packing your valuables, our team can step in to provide professional packing services. 3. Use boxes to transport artwork Lots of people get hung up when it comes to transporting framed artwork. What’s the best way to do it? Wrap it in paper and bubble wrap? Box it up? We always recommend putting framed artwork in a box for your big move. Here’s why: boxes add structure and protection to delicate artwork. By limiting movement, boxes decrease the stress frames experience and limit the chance that your artwork will crack or break during transport. 4. Know the value of your items If the items you’re transporting have a significant financial value, consider having them appraised before you go. This allows you to purchase the right level of moving insurance coverage for your belongings. While reputable movers like Gallo carry their own insurance, it may be smart to purchase additional coverage for high-value items. Be sure to have a conversation with your mover about insurance, first, so you understand what’s covered under your moving contract. 5. Label all fragile items As you pack your fragile and valuable items, make sure to label each box. This allows your moving team to identify valuables, pack them into the truck correctly, and keep an eye on them during the moving process. If you’d like, you can also compile a list of the valuable or fragile items you’re moving, and which boxes they’re all in. This helps you know where your valuables are at all times, and perform an accurate accounting when you arrive at your new home. 6. Call in the pros for extra-special items Even if you’re an experienced mover, some things require the help of a professional team. Large items, like that antique dining table, or especially high-value items, like that hand-blown glass chandelier you splurged on last year should be packed and moved by a professional team. While investing in professional moving services may cost a bit more, they also dramatically increase the chance that your valuables will arrive at your new location intact and unscathed. Gallo Moving & Storage: Professional Moving and Packing Services for Delicate and High-Value Items Regardless of where your next move takes you, our team is here to provide professional assistance every step of the way. Our expert movers specialize in handling delicate, high-value, or heirloom items, and will work with you to find the best packing and transport solution for your items. Let us assure everything makes it to your new location safe and sound, so you can focus on getting settled. Contact us today to learn more about our moving services or to request your free moving quote.