One of the most dreaded parts of moving to a new home is responsibly moving your valuables and ensuring none of them faces sudden death during the move. Even boxes aptly labeled as ‘fragile’ are not as safe as accidents can occur even too safely. The purpose of this article is to mention some safety tips for moving valuables to a new home.
Take inventory of all valuable items
The essential method to ensure your valuables’ safety is to take an inventory before, during, and after the move to ensure all items are present and are being appropriately handled. You can take this by making a checklist and refer to it often, take pictures of items before moving to ensure they were present before the move.
Store in a safety deposit box
If you have valuables that are small enough to be stored in a safety deposit box, like jewelry, it is best to get those out of the way and have the security of storing in a safety deposit box. You can access them at any time after storage, and for a small fee, the safety of valuable items is justified.
Hand over valuables to trusted friends or family members
Another way to effectively safeguard your valuables is to give them to friends or family members for safekeeping. This is a method through which you would not have to endure bank fees for safety deposit boxes and have the comfort of knowing that your valuables.
Hire professional movers
One method to ensure the safety of all your valuables is to hire professional movers for your shift. These are trained personnel who know how to handle fragile items when packing, loading, and unloading, so you do not have to worry about damaging any valuables. Moreover, most moving companies offer insurance for any damages faced, which would not be available if you were to move. Therefore, in the case of any value being lost or damaged, you would be fully reimbursed. Moreover, removal companies can also be trusted to move your items from point A to point B safely.
Use the right quality packing materials
One important method you can use to ensure your valuables’ safety is to pack them properly and thoroughly. Moreover, these valuables should also be packed with the best packing materials to not come apart during the shift. Packing such valuables should include bubble wrap, heavy-duty boxes, strong tape, etc.
Move and hide valuables first.
Lastly, if you believe that you cannot trust external movers to properly handle your valuables, you can move them yourself a day before and place them in the new home. If you have special items facing the threat of being stolen, you can find hiding places in your old or new house, and then once the shift is over, you can retrieve them from their hiding places and put them to use.