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When you request a free estimate for moving and storage, an estimator from your moving company will do an in-home or virtual survey of everything you need to be moved and stored. During this survey, the estimator will ask you about custom crating if they see you have items that require it. The estimator will take measurements of it during the survey, if in person, or they will schedule a time with you to take measurements. On your moving day, they will bring them to your home to pack them up to keep your items safe during the move. The crates will be anchored in the air-cushioned moving trucks during transit to further ensure the safety of your items. If you just need warehouse storage, your moving crew will pack your items in the crates in the warehouse, where they will stay in storage for safekeeping. Our moving team knows that custom crates contain extremely valuable items, so they will always handle them carefully when loading and unloading. Once your items are taken out of storage and delivered to your home or office, you will get to keep your custom crates for any future, in case you need them for a future move.
We can create custom crates for your specialty items that we will use to move your items in your local or long-distance move.
All our custom crates are made of wood and 100% reusable. Once your move is complete and you are done with storage, the crates are yours to keep.
Whether you need moving services, storage services, or both, we can seamlessly integrate custom crating into your move as a full-service moving company.
Our 26,000-square-foot warehouse is under 24/7 surveillance. It is the perfect climate-stable space to store your items in their custom crates.
Custom crating involves crafting boxes or crates tailored to fit specific items with unique shapes, dimensions, or fragility. It’s a method that ensures valuable and distinct items remain unharmed during transit and while in storage. In a world of standardized solutions, custom crating brings personalization to the forefront of moving.
At Turner Moving & Storage, we see custom crating as a necessity for items like statues and fine art. As a family-run enterprise, we recognize the importance of each item, not just in monetary value but in sentimental worth. Our commitment is not merely about transporting and storing your items but ensuring your memories, legacies, and treasures stay safe throughout the moving and storing process.
Standard packing typically involves using generic boxes meant to fit various items. On the other hand, custom crating involves designing and creating containers based on each item’s specific dimensions and characteristics. This ensures a safe fit and drastically reduces risks associated with internal movement during transit and while in storage. It’s the difference between a ready-made suit and one tailored to fit perfectly.
For us at Turner Moving & Storage, standard isn’t always sufficient. We understand the vulnerabilities of unique items during a move. Our team is trained to recognize when an item needs more than just a standard box, and we know how to create them to best protect your items. We bring expertise, experience, and care to ensure every item gets the specialized attention it deserves.
Various materials can be chosen for custom crating, but wood remains a favorite among many in the industry. Wood offers strength, flexibility, and durability. Its adaptability makes it ideal for crafting containers for items of various shapes and sizes. Moreover, wood provides a robust barrier against external factors during transportation, keeping your specialty items safe and secure.
At Turner Moving & Storage, we trust the time-tested reliability of wood. Our choice reflects our dedication to offering the utmost protection for your belongings. When customers entrust their valuable items with us, they can be confident that they are shielded in a resilient and durable material. Our commitment is to provide safety, and we can do that with the skill of our custom crating experts.
The primary advantage of custom crating is its precise fit. By crafting a crate tailored to an item, the risk of internal movement is significantly reduced. This snug fit, combined with cushioning and sturdy materials, creates a fortress of protection. Delicate items, whether antique, artistic, or sentimental, are safe and secure within these expertly packed custom confines.
At Turner Moving & Storage, we believe every item tells a story. Our approach to custom crating revolves around preserving these stories. We take the time to understand the specific needs of each item and craft crates that offer optimal protection. No item is too delicate or unique for our custom crating, and it will be properly protected in one of our custom crates.
Custom crating is a tailored service that usually comes at a premium compared to standard packing. Costs can vary based on the design intricacy, materials used, and crate size. While it might be an added expense, the protection and peace of mind it offers often justify the investment, especially for irreplaceable items.
At Turner Moving & Storage, we prioritize transparency in all dealings. Although custom crating can be a bit pricey, it’s the only way to go when moving and storing valuable items. We believe our customers should always be in the loop about potential costs, which is why we offer free estimates. This way, you will know all the costs before you sign on to do custom crating with us. To get your free custom crating estimate today, fill out our Free Estimate Form or give us a call at (707) 255-8600.
Certain items require custom crating to ensure their safety throughout the moving and storage process. These items include statues, large glass or marble table tops, taxidermy pieces, fine art, and select furniture pieces. Given their fragility or unique dimensions, items like those listed above are best protected in custom-designed enclosures. Custom crating is not a luxury for these bulkier specialty items but a necessity.
With nearly 75 years of service in Napa Valley, Turner Moving & Storage has seen and transported a vast array of items. Our experience and expertise guide our recommendations on what items need custom crates. We’ve witnessed the tangible benefits of custom crating, particularly for high-value or fragile belongings such as large brass statues, and we always advocate their use when the item demands unparalleled protection.
Crafting the perfect crate for an item requires expertise. Professionals measure the item, gauge its vulnerability, and then design the crate to ensure optimal protection. It’s a blend of technical know-how and experience, ensuring items are shielded during transit and while in storage.
When you choose to get custom crates with Turner Moving & Storage, you’re choosing peace of mind. We eliminate the guesswork from the crating process, so you can rest easy knowing your items are well cared for. Our seasoned team takes on the responsibility of measurements, design, and crafting, ensuring your belongings receive the best protective housing tailored to their unique needs.
The push for sustainability is reshaping many industries, including moving and packing. Many companies now explore sustainable custom crating options, incorporating recycled materials or creating reusable designs. These green alternatives provide the same level of protection while minimizing environmental impact.
Turner Moving & Storage is fully onboard with sustainable practices. While we never compromise on the safety of your items, we use wood to build our crates. This way, they are long-lasting, so you can reuse them after you are done moving and storing your items. Our custom crates can also be used and reused as shipping crates if needed. We’re proud to offer crating solutions that protect both your belongings and the planet.
The duration of the crating process varies based on the item’s complexity. Some items can be quickly encased, while others, requiring more detailed design and attention, might need more time. The custom crating process usually takes about a week or two, as creating them is a detailed process ensuring the crates will keep your items safe.
With Turner Moving & Storage, every item, big or small, gets our full attention. While crafting times can differ based on the item’s needs, we recommend requesting a free estimate by filling out our Estimate Form on our website. We will provide you with a personalized timeline in your estimate so you know your estimated timeline before deciding to use Turner for custom crating. Our commitment is to offer timely services without compromising on quality.