How to Relocate Your Doll Collection

Moving home is always stressful – it's just ten times worse. There are certain precautionary measures to take that will reduce the chances of damaging your doll collection.

1. Do not let the movers pack your dolls.

Nobody else wants to take the same care as you when packing your dolls. Movers may be extra experienced. If possible do not place your packaged dolls with the rest of your move in the removal van. If you have no choice then the packing of the boxes and the heavy dolls are not damaged.

2. Make sure you use sufficient packaging materials:

You are going to need lots of lots of bubble wrap, tape, packing paper and boxes. Just how much packaging material you want will require by the types of dolls in your doll collection. Porcelain, dolls and dolls want to wrap around each other. Hair and outfits wants to be more concerned with vinyl dolls and newsprint-free packing paper is ideal for this purpose. If you have NRFB (never remove from box), you need sturdy outer boxes to help keep the dent-free doll boxes. Pack heaviest dolls on the bottom; lighter dolls and doll clothes on top. If you have dolls that you are considering selling – do so before the move. It's all about the packaging materials you're going to need.

3. Mark the Boxes Well:

Marking the boxes does not just make it easier for you to unpack it, so it'll reduce the chances of someone accidentally throwing your box of porcelain dolls around. When the car is getting pulled out of the car, it's packed with the lighter dolls.

4. Beware of Storage Facilities:

Heat, humidity and insects are enemies to most types of dolls. If you must store your dolls for any length of time, make sure you are in a climate-controlled facility.

5. Make Sure the Dolls Are Properly Insured:

Your homeowner's policy may cover some portions of the insurance for your move. Most do not cover breakage, however, and you want to buy breakage insurance from the moving company.

When you're ready to start buying a doll, you'll find that you're buying a doll for your newly found dolls. If you have a good option to ship your dolls home and avoid the risk of damaging your dolls in transit.

Happy doll collecting.

Immobilienmakler Heidelberg

Makler Heidelberg

Source by Laura Du Toit

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