Crates And How They Might Be Important During Your Move
Every home has items that are fragile, easily breakable and these are often priceless. When packing in preparation for a move, you must keep them safe otherwise any damage renders them useless. For protection consider packing them in crates. Moving companies rent them out at affordable rates. Besides, you can always return the containers after unpacking. Among the items you can place in such boxes are works of art, decorations, jewelry, and electronics. Available crate options include wood and plastic.
Custom made crates
When you have some possessions that are unique, buying a customized container ensures the item gets to the destination safely. Custom crates fit the size of the shipped article, absorbs the weight, and is of the right size. During movement, there is no shifting of objects held inside assuring you of their arrival intact.
They are stronger than the cardboard type and can carry heavy items. You can stack them up to four levels without breaking. The container comes as a fully assembled unit with handles for ease of carrying. Also, plastic crates do not leak. The material used, plastic, allows for indefinite reuse.
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The need for crates
Items made from glass or marble may break during handling and transportation especially when you are making a long-distance move. The worst part is that once they get damaged, you cannot repair your valuable pieces. Using a crate to transport them keeps the item safe. Industry experts recommend crates for sharp-edged household goods that would ordinarily rip a carton apart.
Items that require a crate
If you own artwork pieces especially those on canvas, packing them in cartons might not be a good option. While in transit, they might collide with other things, get ripped or punctured. Once the material gets such damage, you cannot have it repaired. Pack the following items in crates:
- TVs and other electronics
- Tabletops made of marble
- Antique mirrors
- Fragile lampstands
Know the cost of moving crates
Some moving companies do not indicate the cost of crates when they send you a moving quote. Nonetheless, share details of the objects you intend to transport. A proactive way is to take measurements since the movers might have to customize the container for your sake. Cost varies according to the size of the targeted item. Also, since you will pay for the crate, request your moving company to let you keep the container.
Wooden or plastic crates keep your belongings safe during a move. For unique items, moving firms can have them custom built for your needs. Plastic containers are ideal for transporting liquids because they do not leak. If you have heavy items, this is your best choice. Use crates for irreplaceable glass or marble goods and items with sharp edges. Packing rare pieces of art in a wooden box ensures that it arrives at your destination intact. Regarding cost, it all depends on the item’s size plus you can negotiate with the mover and keep the container for good.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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