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How to Protect a Gun Safe When Moving

Posted: August 8, 2023
Three guns are about to be removed from a gun safe, so the owner can safely move the gun safe.

When you’re moving your gun safe, it’s just as important to protect your gun safe as it is to protect yourself, your helpers, and your home. If you don’t protect your gun safe properly, you run the risk of damaging your gun safe or something else or both when moving it out of your home and into your new home. 

Safety and protection should be your highest priorities when it comes to moving a gun safe. Of course, Moving Help® has many gun safe movers on the Moving Help Marketplace who can carefully and safely move your gun safe for you. 

Proper Moving Gun Safe Equipment

You’ll need the proper moving gun safe equipment to protect your gun safe. Your gun safe is an expensive item, so you want to make sure you have the right equipment to protect your gun safe before or during your move. Below is a list of items you might consider getting: 

Gun Safe Moving Tips

You’ll want some gun safe moving tips to keep in mind when trying to figure out how to move a gun safe. Some of these tips directly protect your gun safe or protect your gun safe and other objects. 

  • Always have a complete plan before you start
  • Remove all personal items from inside the gun safe 
  • Remove all shelving from the gun safe
    • You may consider protecting the shelves as well 
  • Use moving blankets to protect your gun safe
    • Use stretch wrap or tape or both to keep the moving blankets on the safe and to prevent the gun safe’s door from opening 
  • Use a heavy-duty appliance dolly or a heavy-duty hand truck and make sure the dolly or hand truck can support your gun safe’s weight 
  • Make sure you have at least three other people helping you 
  • Protect any narrow hallways, walls, tight corners, doors, or door openings with moving blankets or cardboard boxes 
  • If you have to pass by any furniture, protect the furniture with moving blankets or cardboard boxes 
  • Take it one step at a time to move your gun safe up or down stairs 
  • Secure the gun safe in the moving truck with straps 
  • Never use golf balls or PVC pipes to help you move a gun safe 
  • Always take your time and move slowly and carefully 

If you feel at all uncomfortable moving your gun safe on your own whether to a different part of your home or into your new home, find help through Moving Help Service Providers who offer gun safe moving labor.

Moving Help Gun Safe Moving Services

The Moving Help Marketplace has many moving labor providers that offer gun safe moving services to do the job in a safe and efficient manner for you. Not only can they move your gun safe for you, but they also can take care of your other needs such as loading or unloading, packing or unpacking, piano moves, or cleaning. 

You should check with your Service Provider to see what equipment is needed for them since they are labor-only providers.