When it comes time to move to a new home, you’ll have to go through the steps of realizing something important: you have a lot of things. And with that comes the realization that you now have to pack and move all these things.

At Metropolitan Van & Storage, our home movers have over eight decades of experience handling all types of relocations throughout the Bay Area and beyond, which means we know how to handle moving items of all shapes and sizes, including larger and more fragile ones such as:

  • Large screen TVs 
  • Sculptures & Statues
  • Artwork
  • Large Mirrors

Before you dive into the deep end of your upcoming move, check out these four steps you can take to make moving difficult items a breeze. 

Take Pictures & Document Items

Before you begin packing anything, it’s important to document and inventory your items, so you know exactly what you have and what condition it was in when you packed it up. This will be incredibly helpful when it comes to assessing your belongings after the move and proving damages should you find any.

Purchase Valuable Coverage

As a rule, your home movers will provide basic coverage for your belongings during your move for free, but in many cases this isn’t enough. Basic coverage will reimburse you based on the weight of the item that gets damaged and that’s it. Instead, ask about full valuation coverage options, which will cover the item’s cost based on its actual value.

Take Advantage of Custom Crating Options

Most moving companies, including Metropolitan, offer custom packing services, including custom crating options for more fragile items. This means you can keep even larger or oddly shaped items secure through every stage of your move. Some popular packing methods and materials include:

  • Moving Pads
  • Custom Wood Crating
  • Specialty Boxes 

Even if you don’t opt for custom packing services through a professional mover, you can still ensure your belongings are safe by using durable boxes that are filled with packing peanuts and other materials and are secured with extra tape.

Utilize Climate-Controlled Storage Options

Even when your items aren’t in transit, it’s important to have a plan in place for them. Luckily, most experienced movers offer comprehensive storage options that can accommodate all types of items. That way, you can have peace of mind knowing everything will be safe and secure until it’s back in your possession. 

Depending on what your storing and how long you need it put away, you can look at a few different options, including:

Get in Touch with Our Local Bay Area Movers to Learn More

As a full-service residential moving company, Metropolitan Van & Storage knows what it takes to keep all your items safe and secure during the packing, storing, and transporting phases of your move. Get in touch with our team to learn all about our moving and storage services, including: 

  • Free Appointments & Estimates
  • Partial- and Full-Service Packing
  • Custom Crating Options
  • Secure Storage Capabilities
  • Local Relocations
  • Long-Distance Relocations
  • International Relocations
  • Affordable Moving Services

…and so much more!

Feel free to teach out to chat to our team about your upcoming move or fill out our online form to schedule a free appointment and get an estimate today.