Items to Keep with You When Moving to Austin

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

On the list of most challenging parts of moving is often the attempt of securely transporting your mementos and valuables. There’s no question that the anxiety of making sure these precious items stay safe and secure generally is one of the hardest elements of your complete process.

While you may be inclined to simply bring along all things in your own car/truck cab (clothing, personal things, electronic products, and so forth.), it’s important to bear in mind that the substantial majority of your belongings run a minimal risk of becoming damaged or lost during a professional move to Austin.

In addition, opting for the typical moving package provided by a great many professional movers will frequently mean that you receive “basic liability” safeguards that insures your things (with more protection frequently sold at a supplementary cost.) With your items covered in case of loss or damage, you will most likely only want to pay additional care to pieces of irreplaceable or emotional significance, for instance scarce family heirlooms.

The following guide will aim to give you tips on those possessions that you should keep with you for your peace of mind. Generating a list of essential things to keep on your person during the move offers you peace of mind and save you an extra amount of moving day stress:


It goes without saying that all genuinely irreplaceable items in your possession should be maintained in close proximity throughout your move, most certainly. This can be a relatively easy process when relating to trinkets, lockets, etc. On the other hand, many movers could find themselves with collectible pieces of furniture and other important items that are on the bulkier or heavier side of the spectrum.

If you find yourself having an essential object that's way too large to keep with you during your move, “maximum value” protection (or a corresponding mover’s insurance plan) is likely to be your smartest choice. Be certain to point out any items of particular importance or fragile quality to the movers, to enable them to be sure to ready the proper accommodations.


There’s a good chance that you may be part of the countless families which have a relatively great quantity of snap shots. Though many have gone largely digital in their picture taking, a expansive quantity of tangible photo albums continue to tend to be the norm for quite a few.

Tangible pictures of genuine value can include child photographs, graduation photos, etc. It is recommended throughout your move to carefully consider which photographs in your collection hold immediate importance, and think about loading them delicately into a moderate sized suitcase or the like to remain with you throughout your journey.

Personal Effects

Traveling light may be a relief, but there are specific items you will need to be sure to keep on you in any move.These can include necessary documentation/paperwork, legal documentation, property or home deeds, automobile registration, and verifications of identification, including social security cards and licenses.

In the event of any schedule mix-up, you won’t want to get to your new place without crucial information required to start your newest venture! Along with the essentials like your driver’s license and bank cards, make sure to always keep these items on-hand also, to circumvent any possibility of them getting misplaced throughout your moving shuffle.

And, if 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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