When it comes to those valuable items that are near and dear to us, it is hard to think about someone else touching them, wrapping them and putting them in a box to move. Then again, if you pack it yourself and it breaks, it likely is not covered by insurance. This becomes a bit of dilemma for precious items such as china, especially heirloom china. If you can afford to have your items packed by professionals, it might make you feel better to be present when those items are being packed. If you choose to pack the china yourself, make sure you have plenty of packing material and label the box very well, so when you unpack, you do not miss something or have something roll onto the floor and break. Good luck! And remember, there are companies that replace missing pieces.