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Items You Should Always Let Professionals Move

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Moving to a new home is an exciting process that also involves a lot of work. While it may be tempting to pack and move all of your belongings yourself in order to save money, it’s important to remember that some items are simply too big, heavy, fragile, or valuable to be handled by amateurs.

From large furniture pieces to delicate glassware, there are a number of items that should be left to the professionals. Moving companies have the expertise, experience, and equipment necessary to safely and efficiently pack and transport these items, reducing the risk of damage or injury. Letting the professionals handle those items helps you have a smooth and stress-free moving experience.

Here are some items that should always be packed and moved by the professionals:

Musical Instruments

Musical instruments such as pianos and harps are very large, fragile, and oddly shaped, making them difficult to safely transport on your own. Even smaller musical instruments can have delicate and intricate parts that require certain handling to prevent damage during transit. A professional moving company has the equipment necessary to safely pack and transport these valuable items, reducing the risk of damage.


Large mirrors are a popular choice in home decor but can be a struggle to move safely as they’re easily breakable. Professional movers have the tools and techniques to lift, securely wrap, and transport mirrors without risking cracks or breakage.

Antique Furniture

Antique furniture, with its unique and often delicate construction, requires specialized handling to prevent damage during transit. These items are often one-of-a-kind, and the value of an antique piece can be significantly reduced if it’s damaged during the moving process.

Glassware and Dishes

Glassware and dishes are often some of the most delicate and easily damaged items during a move. Sometimes you may not always know how to properly wrap and package these items for a move, which is why it should always be left to the professional movers to safely wrap and transport these items.

Fine Artwork

Fine art such as paintings and sculptures is something that homeowners often want to bring with them when they move to a new home, especially if it has significant financial or sentimental value. However, these items are very delicate, which is why experts should always handle them during a move.

Wine Collections

Wine collections are fragile and temperature-sensitive, which means there is a very specific set of moving standards for them to ensure they don’t spoil. Professional moving companies have the capacity and expertise to handle the complex logistics that come with moving a large collection of wine bottles, ensuring that the bottles arrive at their destination in pristine condition.

Professional Full-Service Moving Company in New Mexico and Nevada

No matter what kind of items you’re moving, Slater Transfer & Storage can help you get the job done safely and efficiently. Our company has been providing professional packing, moving, and storage services to customers in Las Vegas, NV, and Albuquerque, NM, and the surrounding regions since 1995. We strive to give each of our customers a hassle-free moving experience that allows them to focus on the excitement of the next chapter of their lives.

Contact us today to learn more or request a free quote.