When it comes to moving, you want to make sure all of your belongings reach your new home without damage. This is especially so with fragile and high-value items that you want to be transported. The best way to do this is by hiring a moving company to assist you with your move as they know the best methods on how to move items. If you love wine and have a personal collection then this is a scenario when you would need to hire a specialist to help move these special pieces. A wine collection needs special handling and if you would like to have your collection follow you to your new home in one piece then try these tips to help you out. Whether you are moving locally or to a different state, let
4 Steps To Moving Your Wine Collection
Size It Up
The first step is to get a decent estimate of the size of your wine collection so you can see if you will need to either transport it through the air or on the ground. No matter which method you end up choosing, you will need to factor in the number of cases that will be shipped along with the distance they will be traveling. You will want to do this as air-shipping is usually less expensive compared to the ground moving with wine collections.
Choose a Method
Whether you either choose ground or air transport, you will want to go with a moving company that specializes in wine transportation. This is because there is a number of different factors during a move that could affect the wine. Temperature changes can spoil wine and vibrations can stir sediments on red wine that could alter the taste of the wine. The heat will essentially “cook” the wine while cooler temperatures could force the cork to pop out if the bottle freezes. This is why going with a specialist will ensure that your wine will be properly transported and kept safe until it reaches your new home.
Before you start the process of moving your wine, including packing, be sure to take pictures. Take pictures of every bottle and label and be sure to document everything that you have. This way, in the event something gets damage you can know exactly what it was so you can look for a replacement.
Hire A Specialist
As mentioned earlier, your best bet is to hire a company that specializes in wine moving. This is because they have the knowledge and experience of how to properly handle these types of items for moves. When you are looking for a wine mover, be sure to look for the following:
- Knowledgeable Staff – As with any specialist service, you want to make sure those that will be handling your fragile items have the proper knowledge on how to care for them.
- Proper Packing – The specialists you intend to hire should know how to properly package each bottle of wine for safe traveling. They will carefully take your wine from your racks to insulated and protective boxes that come with custom-shaped interiors to hold the necks securely. If you choose ground transport, your movers will then properly wrap up the boxes to prevent any damages during the drive.
- Climate-Controlled Transport – As mentioned above with how temperature changes can affect wine, you will want to make sure your mover of choice has climate-controlled or refrigerated trucks to transport your wine.
If you are looking for a moving company to move your wine or other types of move be sure to contact MacDonald Moving Services today!