Whether you’re buying or selling a luxury Laguna Beach home, you’ll soon find yourself with the task of moving all your belongings. And if you’re anything like most Laguna Beach homeowners, you likely have valuable art, furniture or collections. These, of course, need to be handled with the utmost care.
You certainly don’t want to overspend on a moving company. But there are considerations you should make when it comes time to move. Here’s what you should think about when you’re getting ready to pack up.
Do you have a sizable wine collection?
Many Laguna Beach homes feature state-of-the-art wine cellars to house the impressive collections of local oenophiles. If you’re one of them, you know how delicate your wine collection can be. Each bottle of wine has its own requirements. This includes what temperature it should be stored at to how much shaking it can be exposed to. When deciding whether or not to splurge on a luxury moving company, you should definitely go for it if you have a large wine collection that you care about. A typical moving company just won’t have the knowledge or expertise to ensure its proper handling.
Do you have valuable pieces of art?
If you’re moving into or out of Laguna Beach, chances are you own several pieces of valuable art. Our town has long been known as a haven for artists, and dozens of galleries line our main streets. Art pieces can be tricky to move, especially if they are an odd size, heavy or particularly delicate. Some works of art require specialized crating and experts who know how to do it. Don’t entrust your favorite pieces to a regular mover. Be sure to hire a company with movers who are specially trained to handle one-of-a-kind art.
Do you have unusual furniture or instruments?
Music is also woven into the fabric of life here in Laguna Beach, and many homeowners not only have valuable instruments, but also studios made for recording. Don’t trust that vintage grand piano to just anyone. Make sure you hire movers who know how to properly move specific items like pianos, grandfather clocks, recording equipment, or glass or marble furniture.
Where will your valuable pieces be going?
Are you moving into a Laguna Beach home from a high-rise condo? How many flights of stairs or twists and turns will the piece need to make before it reaches its final destination? This is especially true if you’re moving into a Laguna Beach home, which may be perched atop a coastal bluff with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Hire movers who understand how to negotiate through tough spaces so that the piece and the space itself remain unscathed.
If you’d like more information about buying or selling a luxury Laguna Beach home, please click here to speak with an agent from The Stanaland Group or call 949-689-9047. We have been representing buyers and sellers of distinctive Laguna Beach homes for many years, and can help you expertly navigate the process from beginning to end.