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Tricky Items to Move

This article is brought to you by North Carolina’s premier moving and storage specialists Tru-Pak Moving Systems. If you are looking for a mover in Morganton NC then you have found the most experienced professional mover available in Tru-Pak Moving Systems. When it comes to providing moving services, Tru-Pak Moving has been assisting North Carolinians since 1960. Some of the most arduous items to move anywhere, across town or the nation are listed below in order of difficulty for the owner. As professional movers, we can assist in moving many of these items in part or whole but in some cases, the homeowner should elect to handle the fragile parts of these items themselves to move.

Fish Tanks

Depending on the type and size of a fish tank there are many considerations that must be taken into effect to properly move a fish tank and its contents. The first consideration is how long will the tank and its contents be disassembled and that can depend on how far they will have to travel before they can be reunited with their tank setup. That is a very important question because as with all living things, fish, corals, invertebrates, and aquatic plant life, are all very delicate living animals or plants requiring constant air, and as such moving requires knowledge and experience to move safely. Take for example the eco-system that is set up in every aquarium, in its water supply. In saltwater tanks, this water might need to be kept at a certain temperature and has a shelf-life timeframe. Transferring fish in water buckets requires a steady source of water flow to aureate the water and keep fish and plants alive. These items probably should not be transferred in the moving truck but by the owner. Second, if you have live corals which are extremely delicate without proper water changes and monitoring these corals can die very easily. At Tru-Pak Moving we recommend that limited experienced fresh or salt-water enthusiasts contact a professional and get their recommendations on moving an aquarium. They know the right questions to ask and the right answers to questions regarding any size aquarium moves.


Moving with plants requires some skill and understanding of the resiliency of many species. In most cases we recommend that plant owners limit the number of potted plants they plan on moving and move them themselves. Hot, congested and packed moving vans are really no place for plants and their containers. If you just can leave your precious potted plant behind make sure where you are going is a place conducive to their environment. Also, if you are considering moving large plants by the moving company remember if traveling from one state to another or into Mexico or Canada, there are restrictions on bringing plants into their country.


As professional movers, we have great experience moving artworks of all types from large sculptures to priceless paintings and antiques. Almost all pieces of art are highly delicate and fragile and should be packed with the utmost care. That might include pallets, heavy freight containers, even wooden crates all utilizing professional packing materials specifically designed to protect works of art. If you are packing your own artwork our common suggestion is to bubble wrap and place hard cardboard or other material around the art secured in a heavy cardboard box designed for mirrors and sold by professional moving companies and/or their suppliers. Mark all of these items as Fragile and make sure to identify the items contained in each one. Protecting art and other forms of valuable items is essential when transporting. At Tru-Pak Moving we provide partial and full packing services and consult on how works of art should be packed for transport. We also recommend insuring very expensive pieces to ensure your investments are protected.


In our professional moving experience, pianos are usually the most difficult items to move, across town or around the country. They are bulky, heavy, and at the same time delicate pieces of furniture and as such need to be handled by experienced hands. Oftentimes, homeowners moving themselves decide it is easier to either sell or give away a piano than to try and move it. If you are hiring a moving company in Morganton NC and decide that you are taking your piano with you make sure you choose a company with the experience to handle the job properly. Usually, even the slightest damage to a piano can have lifelong repercussions on its tone, function, and form.

Why Choose Tru-Pak Moving Systems?

Besides being the best, most experienced, and largest mover in North Carolina, we pride ourselves on providing the most affordable and unique customer experience of any mover. Since 1960 Tru-Pak Moving has been the leader in offering moving services not found in any other mover. We always assign a one-point-of-contact Moving Coordinator to every move we book and an Individual Moving Team to load, transport, and unload your cargo even to its final destination. We are an independent agent for United van Lines and are licensed, bonded, and insured to do business in all lower 48 states. Give us a call at 800-659-1233 and discover what it means to hire the best moving company in America.

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