With the many items in your house that end up on the moving van come moving day, the ones that cause the most stress are the antiques, the fine art and the family possessions that are irreplaceable. You might know that we have a division of this Boston moving company that solely handles fine art storage and moving, the moving of antiquities and the storage of valuable items. It’s called Mind’s Eye and we have been the experts in this field for quite some time now. So when asked to conduct a move for a family and there are these types of items in the house, we know exactly what to do; Get an appraisal; You might have insurance but the best advice we can give you is to get an up to date appraisal right before you move. That way you’re sure to be covered. Ask the moving company what their method is: If they know anything about moving these items, they’ll have a full explanation of the process including how they will pack and/or wrap your antiques and if a special crate will be needed for more delicate or ornate items. Final destination: make sure your provider takes control over your items from start to finish. Dropping a crate with a valuable piece of furniture in it at your house and leaving it there is not the correct approach. The moving company must be able to uncrate your items and place them in the appropriate place in your new home. Our own Barry has been on countless moves with antiques and other valuable items. Check out my short interview with him.