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By Irena Popilevsky | Broker in Staten Island, NY

More Practical Tips For Moving

Moving your valuables

  • To protect valuable investments, many people with fine antiques choose to have them professionally moved. Ask movers how your valuables will be protected – long distance movers often use custom crates, rather than simply packing antiques in cartons with padding and stretch wrap.
    • When moving valuables such as antiques, quality china, stemware or chandeliers, consider getting qualified appraisals for the pieces prior to your move. That way you’ll have proof of their value should any damage occur during the move.
    • The key to moving fine wine is keeping the bottles at 55 to 60 degrees. That means that if you’re moving in the summer, your wine won’t do very well in a moving van. Consider contacting a company that specializes in moving fine wine, or if you are moving it locally, move it yourself in your air conditioned car or van.

    want to consider paying extra to have it moved in a closed carrier or at least on the top of the transport vehicle.

    • When it comes to moving big screen televisions, pack them in their original boxes or hire a company that specializes in moving them. If your big screen television is more than a few years old and you are moving long distance, consider selling it and buying a new model – moving it can be expensive.


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