Are you planning to take fragile and/or valuable items like art or collectibles on your upcoming move? Whether you’re making a local or long-distance relocation, packing those items properly is crucial if you want to protect them from damage. And depending on the types of items you’re bringing, custom crates may be the best way to safeguard your things.

But do you really need to invest in custom crating services from a professional moving company? And if you choose to, what can you expect? Read on to find out.

What Are Custom Crating Services?

Professional moving companies that offer custom crating services specialize in building custom-designed crates to fit fragile, valuable, or oddly shaped items. These wooden crates provide high-level protection for several types of valuables, as they’re uniquely designed to carry each item they contain.

What Items Should Be Crated?

Several types of items may be at high risk of damage or even complete breakage when packed in standard cardboard moving boxes. These things include but aren’t limited to:

  • Sensitive electronic equipment
  • High-value collectibles
  • Antique items
  • Works of art (sculptures, paintings, etc.)
  • Mirrors
  • Expensive decor (items made of glass, high-value stone, ceramic, or other easily breakable materials)
  • Wine collections or even just a few high-dollar bottles
  • Valuable sporting equipment
  • Valuable furniture

If you’re transporting any of these items, you should seriously consider crating them or, at the very least, consulting with a moving company that can advise you on how they should be packed. If you’re planning to invest in full packing and moving services, you can count on the pros to let you know the safest way to pack and transport each item you own.

Benefits of Custom Crating Services

You know custom crates can provide your valuables with high-level protection, but is crating actually a worthwhile investment? Check out these benefits, so you can make a well-informed decision when choosing the best packing solution for your needs.

Custom Crates Work for Virtually Any Valuable Item

When it comes to packing fragile items for a move, most people pick up tons of moving boxes and do their best to make it work. But unfortunately, cardboard moving boxes, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, and packing tape can’t protect a huge assortment of things. Wooden crates, however, can.

The pros can build a custom crate to suit virtually any size or shape of item you need to protect during your relocation. From full crates and open-slat crates to specialty motorcycle crates and even heavy-duty cardboard crates, your movers can build them all. 

Moving Crates Are Fully Reusable

The crates your movers build are 100% reusable, so you can hang onto them after your move and use them in the future should you choose to relocate again. Store them in your basement or attic where they’ll be out of the way, and they’ll be ready to go if and when you move to a new house.

If you’re looking to reduce the environmental footprint left behind by your move, opting for custom crates is one way to do that. And if you need more ideas on making your move more green, check out our top tips for conducting an eco-friendly relocation.  

Crates Provide Excellent Value for the Price

Custom crating comes with a decent-sized price tag, but the service is more than worth its cost, especially if you’re moving high-dollar items.

Of course, if you’re planning to hire a moving company to handle the bulk of your relocation, you’ll automatically get low-level moving coverage as part of the package. You’ll also have the option to upgrade your coverage, so it provides full reimbursement in the event any of your items suffer damage or get lost in transit.

But while moving insurance can reimburse you for the monetary value of your belongings, it can’t replace items with substantial personal value. Custom crates give those items the highest likelihood of making it through your move undamaged, which makes them well worth the investment. 

Need Custom Crating Services for Your Rochester Move?

Are you planning a move from the Rochester area? Will you be taking anything that could use high-level protection? Then get in touch with our team at Ace Moving & Warehousing to learn more about our custom crating services! We also offer a wide variety of other moving services, including full packing services, appliance moving, custom move planning, and climate-controlled storage solutions to help make your relocation as simple and streamlined as possible.

Ready to learn more about what we can do for you? Need a quote for custom crating? Then give us a call at 507-288-3341 or request a quick quote online, and we’ll get in touch to discuss your needs.