Austin Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
November 06, 2018

Items to Keep with You When Moving to Austin

Moving - Items to keep with youBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

One of the hardest aspects of moving is usually the effort of safely transporting your mementos and valuables. There is no doubt that the stress of making certain these cherished items remain safe generally is one of the most challenging aspects of your whole process.

Although you may be tempted to simply take with you all things in your own vehicle/pickup truck cab (garments, personal items, electronics, and so forth.), it’s crucial to keep in mind that the large majority of your possessions run a minimal likelihood of being broken or lost throughout a professional move to Austin.

Furthermore, selecting the typical moving package supplied by many professional movers will often mean that you end up getting “basic liability” protection that guards your items (with increased coverage generally offered at an extra cost.) With your possessions covered in case of loss or damage, you will in all probability only want to pay additional care to pieces of irreplaceable or emotional significance, such as scarce family heirlooms.

The subsequent guide will make an effort to provide you with suggestions about those items that is recommended you keep with you for your peace of mind. Generating a list of irreplaceable items to keep on your person over the move will provide you with reassurance and save you an extra dose of moving day stress:


It goes without saying that all really irreplaceable items in your control need to be maintained close by throughout your move, most certainly. This is usually a relatively easy process when regarding trinkets, lockets, etc. But, many movers might find themselves with vintage household furniture along with other valuable items that are on the bigger or heavier side of the spectrum.

If you find yourself having an important item that is simply too sizeable to keep on you during your move, “maximum value” coverage (or a comparable mover’s protection plan) will most likely be your best choice. Be sure to point out any pieces of high worth or feeble quality to the movers, to allow them to be sure to ready the correct accommodations.


There is a strong possibility that you might be part of the many families which have a relatively great quantity of photographs. Though many have gone largely digital in their picture taking, a expansive amount of physical photograph albums continue to tend to be normal for many people.

Tangible photographs of true magnitude may include child photographs, commencement portraits, etc. It is recommended throughout your move to contemplate which pictures in your collection carry immediate significance, and think about packing them carefully in a moderate sized suitcase or the like to carry on you on your trip.

Personal Effects

Traveling light is usually a relief, yet there are specific belongings you will need to be sure to carry on you in any move.These can include important documentation/paperwork, legal documents, real estate deeds, motor vehicle registration, and verifications of identification, like social security cards and licenses.

If there is any schedule mix-up, you will not want to arrive in your new area devoid of vital documentation necessary to start your latest endeavor! Along with the essentials such as your driver’s license and bank cards, make sure to always keep these items on-hand also, to prevent any possibility of them being misplaced throughout your moving shuffle.

And, when you are ready to begin planning your move to Austin, give A-1 Freeman a call! We promise to make the entire process less stressful from start to finish.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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