Moving can be stressful. Choosing the right residential movers in Miami can make the entire process less stressful for you and your family. When you're moving valuables or collectibles across the country, you need experienced Miami long-distance movers to help make sure your items are protected during your move. 

Here are some additional tips to help ensure your belongings stay intact, no matter how far you move. 

Use Proper Packing Materials

The right packing materials can help keep your smaller valuables protected. If you utilize professional packing services, your movers will ensure your items are carefully packed and wrapped to prevent damage during transport. 

However, if you decide to pack your items yourself, you should purchase the following:

  • Packing Paper
  • Packing Peanuts
  • Bubble Roll
  • Dish Pack Cartons

In addition, you will want to make sure that your tape does not come into contact with any surface on your belongings that may be sensitive, delicate, or painted. 

Use Padding and Custom Crating

Whether you move by yourself or use a professional moving crew, protecting your larger valuables from getting scratched is essential. You can use moving blankets or any thick blanket you already have as extra padding. One benefit of using professional movers is that they can design a custom crate for each one of your larger collectibles. Not only will these crates fit each belonging perfectly, but they will help decrease movement during transport. 

Use Protection Planning

Professional moving companies are required to provide basic valuation coverage free of charge for all their customers. In case your belongings are damaged during transport, this coverage will reimburse you based on the weight of the objects. However, if you're moving collectible, valuable items, you want to look for a company that offers Full Value Protection options.

Collectible items usually are smaller, meaning basic protection won't reimburse you the total cost of the item. Another option if you're moving high-value items, such as jewelry, coins, stamps, or card collections, is to look into either Full Value Protection or to ship these items using a specialty, insured shipping service. 

Use Short-Term Storage

If the thought of moving all your belongings at once is overwhelming, consider hiring a moving company that offers secure short-term storage options. If you plan on storing valuables, you will want to make sure the company you hire offers safe wooden vaults and 24/7 monitoring. In addition, climate-controlled warehouses are recommended if your valuables are sensitive to temperature changes. 

Use the Professionals at American Fargo Moving & Storage

The Miami long-distance movers at American Fargo Moving & Storage have been a trusted moving company since 1949. As an agent of Atlas Van Lines, we have access to a nationwide team of moving and storage professionals, allowing us to safely and securely transport all of your belongings and collectibles anywhere in the country. 

We also offer the following moving services to help make your relocation as hassle-free as possible:

  • High-Quality Packing Supplies
  • Full-Service Packing Services
  • Padding and Wrapping of Furniture
  • Custom Crating for Fragile Items
  • Short-Term Secure Storage Solutions

If you're planning an upcoming move and want to make sure your collectibles are transported safely, call our Miami residential movers today. You can also fill out our online form to get a free cost estimate.