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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 often a reality of life, however it is not devoid of its stress, even if you do not have priceless collectibles, art, or perhaps musical instruments. Yet moving to Dallas contains that much additional anxiety for many who possess belongings that are not replaceable. These pointers can help relieve some of that anxiety.

For starters, slow down. Hastening can lead to careless slipups. Pack in stages and ensure that you have enough time.

Before a single thing is packed, make an inventory (your professional movers in Dallas will provide an inventory, yet it is probably not as detailed). A picture inventory confirms that an item arrived in the same state as it left. Also it can serve as evidence if you must file a claim. Take photos from a few perspectives. Snap shots of the packaging and cardboard boxes.

Small Items

Keep small valuables including jewelry or perhaps small electronics along with you to steer clear of them getting accidentally misplaced due to their small size. Load these items in your carry-on should you be flying. Steer clear of placing valuables within checked baggage as they can potentially vanish without a trace. When traveling to your new residence by car or truck, keep valuables in a small tote or backpack that you could grab when you stop to shop, to eat, or use the facilities. At all times try to have these things along with you as much as possible.

In the same manner, always keep prescription drugs, coins and currency, furs, essential documents, photos, and sentimental stuff on your person.

Packing Art, Antiques, and Chandeliers

Using specialty cartons for tvs, stemware, paintings, and other hard-to-pack things might cost more upfront but can save plenty of trouble and cash ultimately. Your moving company can likely offer boxes of many different sizes and shapes, when you discover that you need to have them. Or, a few people retain the original cartons which these things came in to reuse during moves, which is optimal.

For chandeliers, take note of the assembly ahead of removing any bulbs or pieces. A simpler chandelier could have removable parts wrapped and rest atop a heavy layer of padding at the bottom of a crate which is a couple of inches bigger than the chandelier before padding is put around it. If strands as well as crystals can be removed, they need to be wrapped in paper. Chandeliers that require hanging really should be packed in a specialized crate with each crystal wrapped in paper to prevent harm. Speak to your professional mover in Dallas about the most secure strategy to move your chandelier.

Select the Right Packaging

After packing your valuable items, give the carton a VERY gentle shake. If anything shifts, increase the amount of packing material. Bubble wrap is preferable to packing peanuts as it is less prone to shift. You might use bath towels to occupy dead space. Also, you should add more packaging if the top can cave in. Once the package is secure, label it as "Fragile."

Speak to your moving company in Dallas with regards to any things that might need to have a special crate made to be able to safely move the item. Movers regularly make use of 3rd party businesses to be able to get items adequately crated for moving.

Regardless of having safeguards in place, insurance is definitely a must. Talk to your moving company in Dallas as well as your homeowner’s insurance provider regarding your alternatives to ensure that you have satisfactory coverage during your move.

Lastly, after the moving company in Dallas has unloaded the truck, ensure that you inspect your goods and compare them to any pictures you took before the movers leave, meaning unpacking the items immediately. Write notes on the paperwork and get photographs of the possible damage, which includes pictures of damaged boxes.

Would you like to move? Get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group to begin.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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