4 Tips for Moving Priceless Items Safely During a Relocation

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

Moving is a fact of life, however it is not without its worry, even though you may not possess precious vintage items, artwork, or perhaps musical instruments. But moving to Austin comes with that much additional stress and anxiety for many who own items that are irreplaceable. These suggestions might help relieve a part of that anxiousness.

To begin with, slow down. Hurrying can lead to careless slipups. Pack in phases and ensure that you have got enough time.

Before anything is packed, make an inventory (your professional movers in Austin will create an inventory, yet it might not be as detailed). A picture inventory shows that the item arrived in the same shape as it departed. And it could serve as evidence if you must file a claim. Have photographs from several sides. Take shots of the packaging and boxes.

Small Belongings

Keep small belongings such as jewelry or even small electronics with you to steer clear of them being inadvertently displaced because of their small size. Pack these items in your carry-on if you are flying. Avoid placing valuable items inside checked suitcases as they can potentially vanish without a trace. When traveling to your new house by car, keep valuable items in a small handbag or backpack that you can take any time you stop to shop, to eat, or utilize the facilities. Always try to keep these belongings with you as much as possible.

Similarly, always keep medications, coins and currency, furs, essential documents, photographs, and sentimental items on your person.

Packing Art, Antiques, and Chandeliers

Making use of specialized cartons for television sets, stemware, paintings, and other hard-to-pack things could cost extra beforehand but may spare a lot of hassle and money in the end. Your moving company may very likely provide boxes of a lot of various sizes and shapes, when you discover that you need them. Or, some people keep the original packaging that these belongings came in to reuse during moves, which is excellent.

For chandeliers, take note of the set up prior to taking off any bulbs or pieces. A simpler chandelier can have detachable parts wrapped and rest upon a heavy layer of padding in the bottom of a crate which is several inches wider compared to the chandelier before padding is put around it. If strands as well as crystals can be taken off, they need to be wrapped in paper. Chandeliers that require hanging really should be packed in a specialized crate with each and every crystal wrapped in paper to circumvent harm. Confer with your professional mover in Austin regarding the most secure strategy to move your chandelier.

Pick the Ideal Packaging

Right after packing your valuables, give the carton an extremely gentle shake. If anything moves around, add more packing material. Bubble wrap is preferable to packing peanuts since it is less likely to shift. You may use towels to fill empty space. Likewise, you should increase the amount of packaging if the top can cave in. When the package is protected, tag it as "Fragile."

Talk to your moving company in Austin about any belongings that may need to have a special crate constructed in order to safely move the item. Movers commonly work with 3rd party businesses in order to get belongings appropriately crated for transportation.

Despite having precautions set, insurance is certainly a must. Confer with your moving company in Austin as well as your homeowner’s insurance provider relating to your options to ensure that you have appropriate coverage during your move.

Lastly, after the moving company in Austin has unloaded the truck, ensure that you inspect the items and compare them to the pictures you have taken prior to when the movers depart, which means unpacking all those items without delay. Make notes on the documents and get photos of any possible harm, including photographs of damaged packing.

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