Carefully Moving Unique Items

By Nick Bilava,

It can be easy to overlook fragile items—like artwork, instruments, and plants—when moving to a new house, which is why we have compiled a couple of different tips to keep some of your most unique items safe during a move.


Packing paintings can be a challenging endeavor. If the painting is framed, you worry about breaking glass. If the painting isn’t framed, you worry about tearing canvas. That’s why it’s a good idea to put some extra time into prepping these pieces ahead of a move. Try using bubble wrap to covering your paintings. If you need to ship your paintings, check out this great tutorial on how to prep your paintings.


For the musicians out there, namely the guitarists and pianists, your instrument is one of the most important pieces in your home. To be sure that your instrument won’t be damaged while moving, it’s crucial that you take special care with packing and moving your instrument(s). For heavier instruments, like pianos, it’s best to use a professional moving company (They might be an extra expense, but they’re good at what they do, and they can move a piano much faster and safer than you can). For instruments with strings, it’s recommended that you loosen the strings, wrap your instrument, and place it in its case. The biggest thing to remember is not to skimp on packing materials for instruments. If packed improperly, your instrument could get damaged or broken.


Plants are delicate and can be difficult to move to a new environment. It’s suggested that you transport your plants in a temperature-controlled environment. Place your plants in a box to make sure they don’t get jostled around too much, and don’t cover your plants! Also, don’t load your plants until you’re ready to go. When you get to your destination, remove your plants from your vehicle as soon as possible.