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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 may be a fact of life, however it is not free of its stress, even if you do not have priceless vintage items, art, or maybe musical instruments. But moving to Atlanta contains that much more worry for people who own belongings that are irreplaceable. These tips might help alleviate some of that stress.

First, slow down. Hurrying can lead to reckless mistakes. Pack in stages and be sure that you have got sufficient time.

Before a single thing is packed, make an inventory (your professional movers in Atlanta will provide a list, but it is probably not as detailed). A picture inventory verifies that an item arrived in the same state as it departed. And it could work as verification if you need to file a claim. Have photos from a few angles. Take photos of the packaging and cardboard boxes.

Small Stuff

Keep small valuable items like jewelry as well as small electronics with you to avoid them being unintentionally misplaced because of their small size. Take these things inside your carry-on if you're flying. Avoid putting valuables inside checked luggage since they can easily disappear without a trace. When you are traveling to your new home by motor vehicle, keep valuable items in a small bag or rucksack that you can grab any time you stop to shop, to eat, or utilize the facilities. Certainly try to have these things along with you whenever you can.

In the same manner, always keep prescribed medicines, coins and currency, furs, significant paperwork, pics, and sentimental belongings on your person.

Packing Artwork, Antiques, and Chandeliers

Utilizing custom made containers for tvs, stemware, paintings, along with other hard-to-pack things might cost additional upfront but could save a lot of headache and cash in the long run. Your moving company could most likely supply cartons of different sizes, when you find that you need to have them. Or, some people keep the original cartons which these items came in to reuse during moves, and that is great.

For chandeliers, take note of the set up before taking off any bulbs or pieces. A simpler chandelier can have removable pieces wrapped and rest upon a dense layer of padding in the bottom of a crate that's a couple of inches larger than the chandelier before cushioning is placed around it. If strands and also crystals can be removed, they need to be wrapped in paper. Chandeliers which need hanging ought to be packed in a custom made crate with each crystal wrapped in paper to prevent harm. Talk to your professional mover in Atlanta concerning the most secure way to move your chandelier.

Choose the Ideal Packaging

Right after packing your valuables, give the box an extremely soft shake. If anything moves around, increase the packing material. Bubble wrap is preferable to packing peanuts because it is less likely to shift. You can use towels to occupy empty space. Also, you should add more packaging if the top can cave in. Once the package is secure, mark it as "Fragile."

Confer with your moving company in Atlanta relating to all things which might need to have a specific crate built to be able to safely move the item. Movers regularly work with 3rd party organizations in order to get things correctly crated for transport.

Regardless of having precautions in place, insurance coverage is totally important. Talk to your moving company in Atlanta and your homeowner’s insurer regarding your options to make certain you have suitable coverage during your move.

Last but not least, after the moving company in Atlanta has unloaded the truck, ensure that you assess the items and do a comparison to any pictures you've taken before the movers leave, meaning unpacking all the belongings without delay. Make notes on the documents and get pics of any possible issues, which includes photos of damaged packing.

Are you ready to move? Contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group to get moving.


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The Mickelson Family
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