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How to protect fragile and valuable items during a long distance move

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If you need to embark on a long-distance relocation, you need to do all that you can to make sure that your belongings are safe for the entirety of the trip. However, some items are more valuable, or more fragile, than others and warrant even more protection. In order to protect fragile and valuable items, you are going to need to invest in better containers and quality packing materials. Of course, having one of the top long-distance movers Florida to assist you with your move is going to make everything safer. In this article, we are going to provide you with some tips on how you can ensure that your belongings survive the entire trip unscathed.


small bottles, different colors
Expensive glassware falls into both fragile and valuable categories and requires special handling.

Tips to protect fragile and valuable items during the move

Here are the three main ways to ensure the safety of your items:

  • Invest in plastic bins and high-quality moving boxes
  • Get proper packing materials
  • Label every box

Invest in plastic bins and high-quality moving boxes

The first thing that you need to consider is appropriate containers for your valuables. While regular cardboard boxes are fine for most of your items, they are simply not that good for transporting either fragile or valuable items. For those, you need an extra layer of security. Therefore, the best containers for this purpose are either plastic bins or boxes of the highest quality. But the easiest way to have the maximum protection is to hire packing services from a moving company, such as Big Man’s Moving Company FL. This will both save you a lot of time and energy and provide absolute protection for your belongings. You can also ask us for any sort of packing advice, we will be glad to help!

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The best way to protect your belongings is to entrust them to a moving company.

Protect fragile and valuable items – Get proper packing materials

But having the right containers is not enough on its own. You are going to need padding for the boxes and wrapping for your items, among other things. Packing materials provide even more protection for the items inside the box. However, you need to use quality materials for delicate items. The more valuable your belongings are the higher quality of materials they require. Of course, if you opt for packing services Clearwater FL, this is yet another thing you need not worry about. We use only the highest-quality products for your fragile and valuable items. If you entrust us to handle your belongings, you can be sure that they will be well-protected!

Label every box

After everything is said and done, and your items safely in their containers, it is time to add the finishing touch. You will need to label all of the boxes that contain valuables or fragile items accordingly. This will ensure that whoever is handling them knows to take additional care. This is particularly important if you choose to go with labor-only services. Your moving crew is going to work better if they have clear instructions, after all.


Even with all these precautions, you might want to purchase additional insurance for your belongings. Especially if you have a lot of valuable items to transport. You may think that your existing moving insurance covers everything but that is not always true. If you really want to protect fragile and valuable items, you will need to choose adequate insurance for the job.

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