4 Tips for Moving Priceless Items Securely 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 free of its tension, even if you do not own priceless collectibles, art, or musical instruments. Yet moving to Dallas comes with that much additional anxiety for many who have items that are irreplaceable. These pointers may help relieve a bit of that worry.

First, slow down. Rushing may result in sloppy slipups. Pack in phases and make certain that you've got enough time.

Before a single thing is packed, create an inventory (your professional movers in Dallas will provide a list, however it might not be as comprehensive). A photo inventory verifies that your item arrived in the same condition as it departed. Also it can act as verification if you must file a claim. Obtain photos from a few angles. Take pictures of the packaging and cardboard boxes.

Small Stuff

Keep small valuable items like jewelry or even small electronics with you to steer clear of them becoming unintentionally lost due to their small size. Bring these things inside your carry-on when you're flying. Stay away from putting valuable items within checked baggage as they can potentially disappear without a trace. When you are traveling to your new house by car or truck, put valuable items in a small tote or rucksack for you to pick up any time you take a break to shop, to eat, or utilize the facilities. Always try to hold these things along with you whenever you can.

Similarly, always keep prescribed medicines, coins and cash, furs, important documents, photos, and sentimental items on your person.

Packing Fine art, Antiques, and Chandeliers

Making use of specialty containers for televisions, stemware, works of art, along with other hard-to-pack items could cost additional upfront but can save a lot of hassle and cash in the end. Your moving company can likely supply boxes of different shapes and sizes, when you find that you need to have them. Or, some people save the original boxes which these things came in to reuse during moves, which can be ideal.

For chandeliers, make note of the set up ahead of removing any bulbs. A less complicated chandelier may have removable components wrapped and rest on top of a heavy layer of cushioning in the bottom of a crate that's several inches larger in comparison to the chandelier before cushioning is positioned around it. If strands or crystals can be taken off, they need to be wrapped in paper. Chandeliers which require hanging should be packed inside a custom made crate with each crystal wrapped in paper to circumvent harm. Confer with your professional mover in Dallas concerning the best way to relocate your chandelier.

Choose the Right Packaging

After packing your valuable items, give the box an exceedingly soft shake. If anything moves, add more packing material. Bubble wrap is better than packing peanuts because it is less likely to shift. You might use towels to occupy empty space. Likewise, you should increase the amount of packaging if the top can cave in. Once the carton is protected, tag it as "Fragile."

Confer with your moving company in Dallas with regards to whatever things which may need to have a specific crate built in order to safely and securely move the item. Movers frequently work together with 3rd party companies to be able to get belongings properly crated for transportation.

Regardless of having safeguards set, insurance coverage is really a necessity. Speak with your moving company in Dallas along with your homeowner’s insurance provider regarding your alternatives to ensure that you have suitable protection during your move.

Last but not least, after the moving company in Dallas has unloaded the truck, ensure that you assess the items and do a comparison to the photographs you have taken ahead of when the movers depart, this means unpacking all those belongings immediately. Record notes on the documents and snap photographs of the possible damage, including photos of damaged packing.

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