How to save money when moving specialty items?

We can all agree that moving is tiring and a very stressful process. You have to find a new home, sell the old one, pack and prepare everything for the relocation, deal with paperwork, say goodbye to everybody, etc. And, when you add moving specialty items to the list, well, things get a lot more complex and annoying. Specialty items are usually bulky, expensive, fragile, and valuable. Because of that, their relocation is hard and expensive. But, do not worry, we are here to help you save your time, energy and money when moving specialty items. Here is what you must to know when you need to move your specialty items.

Hire a Moving Agency When Moving Specialty Items

You probably think that saving money and hiring a moving agency do not go together, right? Well, when you are trying to move specialty items, the cheapest way is through a moving agency. And why? Just imagine trying to move your bulky and expensive piano by yourself, and breaking it along the way. Or, trying to move your big TV and not, and finding it with a cracked screen. Fixing specialty items may not be possible, or it will end up costing a fortune. Thus, save yourself from all that trouble and hire professional movers to handle your relocation. Just make sure you stay away from moving scams at all costs, by double-checking the company you want to hire.

An illustration of the process of moving specialty items.

Moving specialty items will be a piece of cake with the help of moving experts.

Do Your Homework

However, if you decide to handle moving specialty items by yourself in order to save money, you must do your homework first! As previously mentioned, these items are usually very fragile and expensive, so moving them requires some knowledge and skills. For instance, if you want your bulky instrument moved with ease, you must first disassemble it. Then you must pack each piece separately. And if you want your fragile pieces moved with ease, you must know the right way of securing them for the road. That is, you must first wrap it with packing paper, then with plastic wrap, and finally put it into the cardboard box filled with packing peanuts. This is how moving specialty items is done properly.

A cardboard box.

Do not forget to put a ‘FRAGILE’ sign on your box.

Use Proper Moving Materials

Doing your homework does not only mean knowing how to disassemble and properly pack your items for relocation. It also means knowing what kind of packing supplies you need. However, it is sometimes hard to say, as each specialty item is different. But, in general, you need the following: cardboard boxes in all sizes, packing paper, plastic wrap, packing peanuts, moving blankets, duct tape, scissors, and permanent markers. You can also save money if you use old newspapers instead of packing paper, and if you use your old blankets instead of buying new ones only for the purpose of moving specialty items.