If you're beginning to plan a long-distance move and are nervous at the idea of trying to transport your collectible items, the Knoxville long-distance movers at Peroulas Moving & Storage are ready to help. Our residential movers in Knoxville have helped numerous clients safely move their fine china, luxury handbags, figurines, vintage instruments, and more. We also provide all our clients with our top tips for moving valuables, which we will share with you. 

Choose the Right Packing Supplies for Smaller Items

When packing your small valuables, you need to use the right materials to ensure they don't get damaged or broken during your move. At Peroulas, we recommend using the following:

  • Bubble Roll
  • Packing Peanuts
  • Packing Paper
  • Cardboard Boxes with Dividers

When using tape to close your boxes, you want to be sure not to stick it to any of your collectibles. These items may have sensitive surfaces that are easily damaged. If the thought of packing your collectibles is stressing you out, you can turn to our team of professionals who have the experience and training to securely pack your most valuable belongings. 

Add Extra Padding for Larger Items

Larger items, such as furniture, pianos, or mirrors, may seem easier to pack, but they are still at risk for damage during transport. Professional movers like our experts cover these larger items with high-quality moving blankets to provide extra padding and protection from accidental scratches and damage. We can also design custom wood crates to keep these items from moving around during transport. 

Invest in Full Value Protection Plans

All professional moving companies are legally required to provide free, basic valuation coverage, known as Released Value Protection. While this protection is free, it only reimburses you for damaged items based on weight, not value. In addition, many valuables are small, meaning Released Value Protection won't cover much of their value at all. 

We suggest looking into Full Value Protection Plans. These plans usually cost extra money and are considered an add-on, but they will cover the value of most damaged items. You can also look into shipping smaller valuables via a secure and insured shipping service or transporting them yourself. 

Consider Short-Term Storage Options

Depending on how far you're moving or whether you're downsizing, it may be easier to temporarily store some of your collectibles in a secure warehouse until you have time to unpack. Most moving companies offer both short- and long-term storage options for their customers. At Peroulas, we also provide additional security by storing your belongings in secure wooden crates. In addition, our facility is climate-controlled to help protect your valuables from damage caused by hot or cold temperatures. 

Learn More About Our Long-Distance Moving Services

At Peroulas Moving & Storage, our Knoxville long-distance movers have been efficiently and securely moving households all across the country since 1999. As an agent of northAmerican Van Lines, we have access to a nationwide network of moving and storage professionals to take the complication out of any size move. 

Our residential movers in Knoxville offer a variety of comprehensive moving and storage solutions to make your long-distance move easier, including:

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

Call us today to learn more about how we can help take the stress out of your move or fill out our online form to request a free moving estimate.