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What Items Should Be Crated When Moving?

Published by Chris Townsend

What Items Should Be Crated When Moving

Crating is a type of customized moving service that most companies offer if you need to protect something delicate, heavy, or high priced when relocating. There are a host of items that are frequently moved that can benefit from the extra protection and safety of crating, almost all of which run the risk of getting damaged if moved along with other items. In the paragraphs below, we’ll outline some of the items that are most commonly crated when moving, as well as the reasons we recommend crating them during a move.

Art & Delicate Wall Hangings

Fine art and delicate wall hangings are great candidates for crating when moving. Since these items tend to be more fragile, crating them inside of a secure wooden crate with the appropriate padding and protection is the safest way to transport them during a move. This way, they’ll be protected against damage from bumps in the road while on the moving truck, as well as offering an extra level of protection should any items shift during the delivery process.

Mirrors & Glass Items

Mirrors and larger glass items are among the most commonly crated items by movers. The simple fact of the matter is that any item that could easily break during the moving process is best protected inside a crate where it can be surrounded by softer padding, while still having a wooden exterior that won’t allow other items to contact the more delicate belongings you’ll be moving. Many moving companies can even make a custom crate that matches the dimensions of what you’re moving to offer maximum protection while not taking up unnecessary room in the moving truck.

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Antiques & Collectibles

Any type of collectible or antique is another good candidate for crating during a move. The reasons are probably fairly obvious here: antiques and collectibles tend to be worth more than your average item, in addition to be easier to damage while moving. Older items like a delicate piece of furniture should be crated to best protect them while moving, as should collectors’ items and collections themselves to offer maximum safety. Even things like a wine collection can be crated during a move to ensure that every bottle makes it to your new home with being damaged. If you have any questions about whether an item can be crated (the answer is probably “yes”), feel free to give us a call.

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Electronic Equipment

Electronics are another thing that may warrant crating during a move. While most desktop computers can be moved without incident, things like computer monitors and servers can be damaged when they’re put inside of a large moving truck with furniture and heavier belongings. If you have any concerns whatsoever about something that could be broken or damaged during a move, it’s a good idea to contact a moving company to see if crating is a viable option. While not every mover is capable of offering crating services, many of them do and it’s something you should consider if you think it’s a service you might need.

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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