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, yet it is not without its worry, even if you do not have priceless antiques, artwork, or maybe musical instruments. However moving to Atlanta contains that much more anxiety for many who have items which are irreplaceable. These tips might help relieve a bit of that worry.
 

For starters, slow down. Rushing may result in sloppy errors. Pack gradually and make certain that you have got sufficient time.

Before anything is packed, generate an inventory (your professional movers in Atlanta will create a list, however it is probably not as in depth). A picture inventory confirms that an item arrived in the same condition as it left. Also it can work as evidence if you have to file a claim. Take photos from a few perspectives. Take shots of the packaging and cardboard boxes.

Small Stuff

Keep small valuables such as jewelry as well as small electronics together with you to circumvent them being unintentionally misplaced due to their small size. Load these belongings within your carry-on if you're flying. Stay away from placing valuables in checked baggage as they can potentially vanish without a trace. When you are traveling to your new residence by car, maintain valuable items in a small bag or rucksack that you can grab any time you stop to shop, to eat, or use the facilities. At all times try to have these items with you whenever you can.

In the same manner, always keep prescribed medicines, coins and currency, furs, significant documents, pictures, and sentimental items on your person.

Packing Artwork, Antiques, and Chandeliers

Using specialized cartons for television sets, stemware, paintings, along with other hard-to-pack belongings could cost additional ahead of time but could spare a lot of headache and money ultimately. Your moving company may likely provide cartons of varied sizes and shapes, in the event you find that you need to have them. Or, a few people keep the original packaging that these belongings came in to reuse during moves, which can be ideal.

For chandeliers, make note of the assembly before taking off any bulbs. A less complicated chandelier might have detachable components wrapped and rest on top of a dense layer of cushioning in the bottom of a crate that is several inches wider compared to the chandelier before extra padding is positioned around it. If strands as well as crystals can be taken off, they need to be wrapped in paper. Chandeliers which need hanging really should be packed using a custom made crate with each crystal wrapped in paper to circumvent harm. Confer with your professional mover in Atlanta concerning the best strategy to move your chandelier.

Pick the Right Packaging

Upon packing your valuable items, give the box an exceedingly gentle shake. If anything moves around, increase the amount of packing material. Bubble wrap is preferable to packing peanuts as it is less likely to shift. You can use linens to occupy empty space. Also, you should add more packaging if the top can cave in. When the package is secure, mark it as "Fragile."

Talk to your moving company in Atlanta regarding any things which may be required to have a special crate constructed in an effort to safely and securely move the item. Movers regularly work with 3rd party providers to be able to get belongings appropriately crated for moving.

Even with safeguards set, insurance coverage is certainly important. Speak to your moving company in Atlanta as well as your homeowner’s insurer concerning your choices to make certain you have acceptable protection throughout your move.

Last but not least, after the moving company in Atlanta has unloaded the truck, be sure to inspect your goods and compare them to any photographs you have taken prior to when the movers leave, which means unpacking all those items promptly. Make notes on the documents and take pics of any possible harm, including pictures of damaged boxes.

Are you ready to move? Get hold of A-1 Freeman Moving Group to get started.

 

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