Moving to a new home, perhaps all the way across the country, can be somewhat stressful. Packing boxes for your move is one of the primary sources of stress, but what comes next will probably make you anxious, too, as you’re probably already wondering whether your precious belongings will arrive safely. To alleviate all this pressure, you need to take some precautionary measures to make sure your items are secure during your relocation, and we are here to help you do that. Take a look at the following list of steps you need to take to ensure a safe move for your valuable belongings.
Gather proper packing materials
First of all, remember that you are not supposed to get down to packing without ensuring that you have enough moving blankets, packing paper, bubble wrap, foam packing peanuts, plastic furniture wrap, and the like. So we suggest that you make a list of all the moving supplies necessary to protect your belongings first, and not start packing until you have everything you need.
Store some items
The whole relocation process is rather hectic, and your moving day is no exception. In fact, that day will probably be the most chaotic one, which puts you at risk of losing or damaging some of your precious items. To avoid such accidents, we suggest that you consider storing some of your belongings in a storage unit or leaving them with a trustworthy friend if possible.
Carry your closest possessions with you
Yes, storage units are the best way to go for some valuables, but when it comes to some important papers or jewelry, it’s better to keep them in your vehicle, or you put them in your bag to keep them close. Of course, this is not always an option because of the size of an item in question, but if possible, take these items with you to feel more at ease.
During a hectic process such as moving, you might find it challenging to keep track of your things, which is why taking inventory is a necessary step to take before you tackle any moving tasks. Make a list of all your valuables, and include photographs, too, as you will need these for insurance purposes in case something gets damaged or stolen.
Get moving insurance
Finally, do not forget to make sure whether your moving company offers to cover for damage and theft during your move, and check if you need additional coverage for certain highly valuable items.
We hope that these tips will come in handy during your move. Of course, accidents may occur and you should be prepared for the worst-case scenario, but do everything you can to make sure all your belongings are safe during the chaotic relocation process. For more moving tips, feel free to get in touch with Cross Country Movers Group whenever you want. We are here to offer a piece of advice, but also to save you the trouble of taking care of some tricky tasks.