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Moving Pictures Safely And Securely

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Moving Pictures Safely And Securely

If you are moving home from Suffolk, it is likely that you also have a few pictures to move. Moving pictures is something that you need to pay particular attention to if you want to make sure that nothing breaks. It means packing them properly and ensuring that your moving company knows that they are well protected. Unlike moving furniture, pictures are often wrapped, which means it isn't immediately clear that there is something fragile in there. Make sure you speak to your moving company about how they want you to pack things. Indeed, they may even be able to help you with packing materials such as bubble wrap that you might need. It is likely that they will also want you to put stickers on the package to indicate that it contains a fragile item. If you have particularly important pictures, such as original artist ones, you may also want to take out additional insurance on these items.

As with all your items, you have to use a little bit of common sense. When moving household goods, you have to protect them properly. For instance, your bedding and clothing may go in a rubbish sack, but you wouldn't put your glasses and silverware in a similar bag. The same is true for your pictures. If they have a glass front, they will need to be protected from damage so the glass doesn't break. If they are on canvas, you have to make sure that they are packed in such a way that they cannot get ripped by other items that are being moved. For instance, you would not put a canvas image next to a piece of furniture with sharp corners such as your dining table, as this could go straight through the canvas. Instead, it is generally best to ensure that the pictures go into your moving truck last, where they can be placed at the top of all the other items. Again, your moving company is likely to be able to give you more advice on that.

Indeed, the most important thing is probably that you find a moving company you can trust. To find the best movers Suffolk has to offer, spend a little bit of time doing your research. Find out whether they have experience moving the particular items you have and whether they will provide you with the packing materials to keep those items safe. If they don't, they should at least be able to provide you with advice, information and guidance on how to wrap your items and how to mark them. Use the internet to your advantage in order to find the best company out there, not in the least because you should be able to find customer testimonials as well.


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