7 Ways to Move Collectibles Safely

Moving collectibles can be painstaking work. Often, collectibles are easy to break, so you must pack them carefully. If you have an extensive collection of something – whether that’s knick-knacks, china dolls, or toy trains – you have to be careful in packing, wrapping, and handling your collection. Following these tips can help. 

1. Declutter and Dust

Before putting your collectibles in boxes, dust them to ensure they’re in the best condition possible when you unpack them. Be careful when dusting your collectibles to ensure that you don’t break them or cause them harm.

Use a soft duster or paintbrushes to reach down in small nooks and crannies without doing any damage. This is also a great time to get rid of things you no longer want in your collection. Finally, cutting down your collection’s size makes moving easier!

2. Gather All In One Place 

Gather your collectibles in one place so you can pack them all at once into the same box or groups of boxes. This makes packing your collectibles more efficient. If your collectibles are incredibly fragile, heavy, or unusually shaped, you may need to get specialized cartons for them. Talk to your professional moving company to see if they can supply you with the appropriate boxes. 

3. Have the Right Tools

In addition to whatever boxes you need to pack your collectibles, you’ll also need bubble wrap, packing paper, packing tape, markers, and other supplies to keep your collectibles in good condition. Gather all your tools together for the packing process to keep your packing efforts moving along. 

4. Wrap Everything for Safe Transport

Wrapping fragile items is a delicate task. Use bubble wrap or packing paper for your collectibles. Use tape to keep the wrap gathered around each item. If the items are loose in the box, even wrapped in bubble wrap or packing, use additional crumpled paper or packing peanuts to fill the space and keep your things from shifting around. 

5. Keep the Boxes Together, Numbered

Label your boxes clearly to show what’s inside. If you have more than one box, number them to show several boxes in the sequence. Keep those boxes together during your relocation to avoid losing one box. Don’t stack anything heavy on your boxes of collectibles since the boxes could cave in and break the contents. 

6. Don’t Put Anything Else in the Box

Don’t pack your collectibles with anything else except other collectible items. This will prevent your collectibles from becoming damaged by something heavier or, in some other way, capable of damaging delicate items. 

7. Don’t Unpack Until You’re Ready

Collectibles don’t need to be unpacked first. Wait to unpack your collectibles until you unpack your other boxes and you’ve identified an area specifically for your collectibles. Waiting for the right moment will ensure that you’re able to position your collectibles in a way that you find desirable. 

Use the Right Movers

Are you moving delicate items during your relocation? It’s crucial to find the right movers to help. Contact us before your relocation to get a quote. We will make sure your relocation is a success.  

5 Things You Can Do to Sell Your House Fast

Do you need to sell your house fast? You can do several things to make your home more appealing to home buyers and help ensure a fast sale. By fixing up your house, improving your home’s curb appeal, making repairs to your house, and by working with a professional stager, you may be able to sell your house faster and for more money.

1. Improve Curb Appeal

One of the easiest ways to make your home more appealing to buyers is to improve your home’s curb appeal. There are many ways that you can make this happen. Some suggestions include:

  • Improve your home’s landscaping. Trim the grass, plant colorful flowers, and prune back overgrown shrubs. 
  • Clean up debris. Rake fallen leaves, remove twigs and debris. Make your lawn as tidy as possible. 
  • Repaint or clean your home’s siding. Painting your home’s siding is one way to make your house stand out on your block. If your home doesn’t need to be painted or can’t be painted, clean the siding with a sponge. 
  • Paint the front door. Make your entryway as inviting as possible. Consider a welcoming color on the front door or, at the very least, a fresh coat of paint to brighten up the space.

2. Make Repairs

Deferred maintenance is a red flag for home buyers. Make repairs to your house by checking off all the chores on your to-do list. This may include minor repairs like oiling a squeaking door and fixing a broken doorknob. Your to-do list may also include more significant repairs like repairing or replacing appliances. Make these repairs to ensure that your house is move-in ready for potential buyers. 

3. Get a Storage Facility, Declutter

Clutter makes your house look smaller and more cramped than it is. Decluttering is an excellent way to make your home look tidy, organized, and spacious. If you don’t want to get rid of your clutter, at least get it out of your house while you’re selling it. Consider putting some of your possessions in storage

4. Work With a Professional Stager

Take your home’s decor to the next level with help from a professional stager. They may help you by suggesting small things you can do to make your home more appealing. However, if you’re not sure that a professional stager is right for you, you can take small steps to stage your house without help from a professional. 

  • Make your home feel cozier with touches like throw pillows and throw blankets. 
  • Turn on all the lights during home showings to ensure that your home is well lit.
  • Replace dark curtains with sheers in rooms like the living room to let in the light. 
  • Clean your house well before every showing to ensure that your home looks its best for all buyers. 

5. Price It Right

Pricing your home right is essential for ensuring that your home will be attractive to buyers. However, pricing your home too high can cause problems by scaring off buyers that would be interested in homes in your price range. On the other hand, pricing your home too low can lead to lost profits. 

Work closely with a real estate professional to ensure that your home is priced right for its size, condition, and location. An excellent real estate professional will know how to find that sweet spot between too much and too little.

Be Ready With Movers

Once your home sells, you’re going to need movers to be ready for your relocation. Contact us for a quote and ensure that you’re prepared to move when the time comes.