Protecting Valuable Items is Both the Responsibility of the Consumer and Moving Company Boston, MA, February, 2012…Humboldt Storage and Moving, the oldest moving company in Boston, United Van Lines agent and experts in stress-free moving have been moving individuals, families and their most valuable possessions and antiques for well over a century. With a division dedicated to moving such items, the moving company is one of the most sought after companies in the country for these services. Because of that area of expertise, the Boston moving company has come up with a few basic tips to help consumers decide how to move antiques and what to look for when actually moving them. Appraisal: A consumer should always have any antique or valuable items appraised before moving. While moving companies do provide certain basic coverage for items in their care, it’s important to have a full and correct valuation of any items that are classified as antique. Moving company procedures: Ask the representative from the moving company about their procedures. Ask about their experience in moving such items and make sure they have a plan for each valuable item they are moving. If necessary, does the company have the ability to build custom crates for antiques and fine art? At destination: Inquire about what happens to valuable items at destination. A reputable moving company should take care of uncrating each item at the new home and place those items where the customer has designated. These valuable pieces should be in the care of the moving company until they are in their proper place. “Getting a proper appraisal and finding a moving company that has a lot of experience moving antiques and valuables are the two top priorities when moving items that have value to a family,” states James Sullivan, president of Humboldt Storage and Moving. “With both monetary and sentimental value being the driving factors in a move like this, it’s crucial to have the right provider handling these items.” For more tips on how to move antiques, log on to the Moving company blog for a short video: About Humboldt Storage and Moving: Boston moving company Humboldt Storage and Moving, founded in1905 is Greater Boston’s oldest moving company and largest United Van Lines agent. The company’s philosophy is “Relax. And get moving.” Moving is cited as one of the more stressful occasions in people’s lives and the entire Humboldt team goes to great lengths to ensure all customers feel at ease through the entire moving process. For more information about Humboldt’s expertise and moving services contact them at (781) 821-8777. For additional information visit

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