Many customers prefer to transport their small valuable items themselves. Even if they have expensive items such as paintings or sculpture, many still wish to personally carry them when they move. If you choose, however, to have your moving company transport items such as fine art, it is vital that you make the movers aware of the items and their value. By doing so, not only will special precautions be taken to insure that they will arrive safely, but by you and the movers agreeing on the items’ value you can insure that, should damage occur, you will be fairly compensated. If you decide to move fine art yourself, remember to protect the items with a covering, like glass. But if glass is used, make sure it is taped to prevent shattering. Ask your mover if he or she has special cartons available for packing pictures and mirrors. Whether you are using a moving company or moving yourself, any item of extraordinary worth, such as a piece of fine art, should be appraised by a qualified appraiser to determine its value in the event of loss or damage. In addition to obtaining an appraisal, make sure you have clear photographs of your fine art. Talk to a local moving company for more information about moving fine art.