Setting up a trade show display takes a great deal of work. You want to be sure the display is pleasing to the eye and carefully crafted to withstand any weather. Just as soon as you get your display set up and shown at one event, it seems as though it is already time to move on to the next location. If you’re already sighing at the thought; take heart. Using these tips, you can move your display easily so that it’s ready to go immediately once you arrive at your next destination.
Make the Display Portable
Your best bet for moving a display carefully is to make it portable from the beginning. Pop-up displays that can be put up and taken down easily are one option. Never include heavy items that are difficult to maneuver; these will increase the risk of accidents and falls. Choose lightweight materials to make your display easier to move and your back and shoulders will thank you later.
Choose Custom Crating
Chances are you can’t keep all of your display components together. You might need to store some of them in separate containers to protect them or transport them without issues. Choosing custom crating is the best option in this instance as it ensures your items get stored properly so they are kept safe. Don’t cram important display pieces into one box and end up with damaged items that won’t work for your next showing.
Pick Climate-Controlled Storage
Not all trade shows occur one after the other. There may be extra time in between your shows, forcing you to store your display until the next time it is needed. Picking climate-controlled storage locally ensures that your display stays in good condition in between uses. You should utilize this storage option any time your display is put up for any long duration of time, be it a week between shows or during the entire off-season.
Hire a Professional
Many professional moving companies offer special options to their customers. Moving trade show displays is a specialty and can greatly benefit you when you have a large number of big and bulky items to move. Moving companies have the right hauling equipment that can safely transport your display from one place to another. Better still, professional movers have specialized training that allows them to protect and cradle even sensitive items like art. If an accident does happen, most companies are insured to cover the repair costs.
Keep these few tips in mind, and you’re sure to get to the next trade show well-prepared. A portable display, custom crating, climate-controlled storage, and/or having a professional handle the move ensures your trade show display is kept in the best condition between uses. Reach out to All Points Moving & Storage today at 866-421-9490 to talk with our team about moving your trade show display.