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 if you do not own precious collectibles, artwork, or even musical instruments. But moving to Little Rock comes with that much additional worry for those who own items which are irreplaceable. These suggestions can help alleviate a part of that worry.

For starters, slow down. Hastening can lead to careless slipups. Pack gradually and make certain that you have enough time.

Before anything is packed, generate an inventory (your professional movers in Little Rock will make a list, but it might not be as detailed). A photo inventory shows that an item arrived in the same condition as it departed. Also it can serve as evidence if you must file a claim. Take photos from multiple sides. Snap shots of the packaging and cartons.

Small Stuff

Keep small valuables including jewelry or perhaps small electronics with you to avoid them becoming inadvertently misplaced due to their small size. Take these belongings within your carry-on if you are flying. Avoid placing valuables in checked luggage because they can potentially vanish without a trace. When you are traveling to your new house by motor vehicle, put valuables in a small tote or backpack for you to grab when you take a break to shop, eat, or use the facilities. At all times try to hold these belongings together with you whenever possible.

Similarly, keep medicines, coins and currency, furs, crucial paperwork, pictures, and sentimental items on your person.

Packing Artwork, Antiques, and Chandeliers

Using custom made boxes for television sets, stemware, art, along with other hard-to-pack things could cost additional upfront but could preserve a lot of trouble and money in the end. Your moving company could likely supply cartons of various sizes and shapes, should you find that you will need them. Or, some people keep the original cartons which these items came in to reuse during moves, which is ideal.

For chandeliers, make note of the set up prior to removing any bulbs. A straightforward chandelier may have detachable components wrapped and rest atop a thick layer of cushioning at the bottom of a crate that is a couple of inches wider than the chandelier before cushioning is placed around it. If strands or crystals can be taken off, they ought to be wrapped in paper. Chandeliers that require hanging really should be packed in a custom made crate with every crystal wrapped in paper to circumvent issues. Confer with your professional mover in Little Rock regarding the best strategy to move your chandelier.

Pick the Best Packaging

Upon packing your valuables, give the carton a VERY gentle shake. If anything moves around, increase the amount of packing material. Bubble wrap is preferable to packing peanuts since it is less likely to shift. You might use bathroom towels to occupy empty space. Also, you should increase the amount of packaging if the top can cave in. Once the box is securely closed, label it as "Fragile."

Talk to your moving company in Little Rock regarding whatever things that might need to have a special crate built in an effort to securely move the item. Movers often make use of 3rd party organizations to be able to get things appropriately crated for transport.

Even with safeguards set up, insurance coverage is absolutely a necessity. Speak to your moving company in Little Rock along with your homeowner’s insurer concerning your alternatives to make sure that you have adequate protection during your move.

Lastly, after the moving company in Little Rock has unloaded the truck, ensure that you inspect the items and compare them to the pics you have taken ahead of when the movers depart, which means unpacking all those things promptly. Make notes on the paperwork and get photos of the potential harm, including photos of damaged packaging.

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