Should I Move Fragile Items On My Own?

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Whether you’re heading off to college for the first time, moving into your first home, or simply relocating for better opportunities, moving is the start of a new life. As we get older, we accumulate more and more items—furniture and keepsakes that make our home feel like a home.

Many of these items have natural worth to us because of the memories they hold. Where you may trust movers with your furniture and other large items you aren’t confident in moving yourself, should you trust movers with your more fragile items?

Professional Moving Companies vs. Amateur Movers

The first and most important thing you’ll need to consider when deciding whether or not to trust your movers with fragile items is their level of professionalism. Professional movers have years of experience in transporting and moving all kinds of things and should know the major do’s and don’t’s of moving fragile items.

Amateurs, on the other hand, may not be as careful or experienced. Anytime you trust friends, family, or any other inexperienced party with your valuable items you’re taking on more risk than you may be comfortable with. Amateur movers may not know the proper ways to pack boxes or have a good frame of reference for moving antique furniture in a safe and effective way. Keep these things in mind if you’re on the fence about hiring professionals for your move.

More Benefits

Professional movers have a wealth of knowledge about the best practices for getting your home packed up, moved out, and started in your new home. You can save time by having all your furniture disassembled and boxes packed, sealed, and labeled in advance. However, if you aren’t sure the best practice for transporting your items, have your moving company assist you with these steps as well to be sure that they’re packed away in the safest way possible.

At the end of the day, the kind of movers you want to hire and the choice to trust them with your fragile items is a personal choice. The professional movers at True Friends Moving Company offer safe, careful, and personalized moving services, all backed by our satisfaction guarantee for your peace of mind. Contact our team at (615) 240-2811 for a free, no-obligation quote!