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 fact of life, yet it is not free of its worry, even if you do not own valuable collectibles, art, or perhaps musical instruments. However moving to Colorado Springs comes with that much additional anxiety for those who have items which are not replaceable. These suggestions might help ease a bit of that worry.

To start with, slow down. Hurrying may bring about reckless errors. Pack in stages and make certain that you have got sufficient time.

Before a single thing is packed, create an inventory (your professional movers in Colorado Springs will provide an inventory, but it may not be as detailed). A photo inventory shows that an item arrived in the same shape as it left. And it can act as evidence if you must file a claim. Have photographs from several angles. Take photos of the packaging and cardboard boxes.

Small Belongings

Keep small valuable items such as jewelry or perhaps small electronics along with you to circumvent them being inadvertently misplaced due to their small size. Take these items inside your carry-on should you be flying. Avoid putting valuable items inside checked baggage because they can easily vanish without a trace. When traveling to your new residence by motor vehicle, put valuables in a small tote or backpack for you to pick up whenever you take a break to shop, eat, or use the facilities. Certainly try to keep these things along with you whenever you can.

Likewise, keep medications, coins and currency, furs, important documents, photos, and sentimental belongings on your person.

Packing Artwork, Collectibles, and Chandeliers

Making use of custom made cartons for tvs, stemware, works of art, along with other hard-to-pack belongings might cost more ahead of time but may save a lot of hassle and money in the end. Your moving company can likely offer boxes of many different sizes, should you realize that you need them. Or, some people save the original boxes that these belongings came in to reuse during moves, which is optimal.

For chandeliers, make note of the assembly prior to removing any light bulbs. A simpler chandelier might have detachable pieces wrapped and rest atop a thick layer of padding at the bottom of a crate which is a couple of inches larger compared to the chandelier before padding is positioned around it. If strands and also crystals can be taken off, they should be wrapped in paper. Chandeliers that require hanging ought to be packed using a custom made crate with each and every crystal wrapped in paper to avoid harm. Confer with your professional mover in Colorado Springs about the safest process to move your chandelier.

Pick the Right Packaging

Right after packing your valuable items, give the box a VERY gentle shake. If anything moves around, increase the packing material. Bubble wrap is better than packing peanuts since it is less apt to shift. You may use bathroom towels to occupy dead space. Similarly, you need to add more packaging if the top can cave in. When the carton is secure, mark it as "Fragile."

Talk to your moving company in Colorado Springs with regards to any items that might need to have a custom crate built in an effort to securely move the item. Movers regularly work with 3rd party providers as a way to get items adequately crated for transportation.

Regardless of having precautions set up, insurance is totally important. Speak with your moving company in Colorado Springs as well as your homeowner’s insurer regarding your choices to make sure that you have suitable protection during your move.

Finally, after the moving company in Colorado Springs has unloaded the truck, be sure to check the items and compare them to any pictures you took before the movers depart, which means unpacking the items immediately. Write notes on the documents and snap pictures of the possible harm, including photographs of damaged packaging.

Are you ready to move? Get in touch with A-1 Freeman Moving Group to get started.


Request a free quote