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June 11, 2020

4 Tips for Moving Priceless Items Without Incident During a Relocation

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is a reality of life, however it is not free of its stress, even if you do not own precious vintage items, art, or even musical instruments. But moving to Austin includes that much more anxiousness for those who own belongings that are irreplaceable. These suggestions will help ease a bit of that anxiousness.

To start with, slow down. Hurrying can lead to sloppy errors. Pack in phases and be sure that you've got plenty of time.

Before anything is packed, create an inventory (your professional movers in Austin will create an inventory, however it is probably not as detailed). A photo inventory shows that an item arrived in the same state as it departed. And it could serve as proof if you have to file a claim. Obtain photographs from multiple angles. Take shots of the packaging and cardboard boxes.

Small Items

Keep small belongings like jewelry as well as small electronics together with you to avoid them getting accidentally lost due to their small size. Load these items in your carry-on should you be flying. Stay away from putting valuables inside checked suitcases as they can easily disappear without a trace. When traveling to your new home by car or truck, maintain valuables in a small handbag or backpack for you to take any time you stop to shop, to eat, or use the facilities. Certainly try to have these items along with you as much as possible.

Similarly, always keep medications, coins and cash, furs, significant documents, pics, and sentimental items on your person.

Packing Fine art, Vintage items, and Chandeliers

Making use of specialty boxes for television sets, stemware, art, and other hard-to-pack items may cost extra ahead of time but could save lots of trouble and cash ultimately. Your moving company could most likely provide boxes of a lot of different shapes and sizes, in case you find that you need to have them. Or, some people save the original cartons which these things came in to reuse during moves, and that is great.

For chandeliers, take note of the assembly prior to removing any bulbs or pieces. A straightforward chandelier may have removable pieces wrapped and rest on top of a dense layer of padding at the bottom of a crate which is several inches bigger compared to the chandelier before cushioning is placed around it. If strands or crystals can be removed, they need to be wrapped in paper. Chandeliers that require hanging should be packed in a specialty crate with each and every crystal wrapped in paper to circumvent damage. Talk to your professional mover in Austin about the most secure way to move your chandelier.

Pick the Best Packaging

After packing your valuable items, give the box an extremely gentle shake. If anything moves, increase the amount of packing material. Bubble wrap is better than packing peanuts since it is less apt to shift. You might use bathroom towels to fill empty space. Similarly, you need to increase the amount of packaging if the top can collapse. When the carton is securely closed, mark it as "Fragile."

Talk to your moving company in Austin concerning whatever belongings which may be required to have a specific crate built to be able to safely move the item. Movers frequently work together with 3rd party providers to be able to get belongings appropriately crated for moving.

Despite having precautions in place, insurance is totally important. Speak to your moving company in Austin along with your homeowner’s insurer regarding your choices to ensure that you have suitable coverage during your move.

Lastly, after the moving company in Austin has unloaded the truck, ensure that you check the goods and compare them to the photos you have taken prior to when the movers depart, meaning unpacking all the items without delay. Write notes on the paperwork and get photos of any possible issues, including pictures of damaged boxes.

Would you like to move? Get hold of A-1 Freeman Moving Group to get moving.


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The Mickelson Family
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