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 reality of life, however it is not free of its worry, even if you do not have precious vintage items, artwork, or even musical instruments. But moving to Oklahoma City comes with that much additional anxiousness for many who have belongings that are irreplaceable. These suggestions will help relieve some of that stress.
 

To start with, slow down. Hurrying may result in sloppy mistakes. Pack in stages and ensure that there is plenty of time.

Before a single thing is packed, generate an inventory (your professional movers in Oklahoma City will provide an inventory, but it is probably not as detailed). A photo inventory shows that an item arrived in the same condition as it departed. And it could serve as evidence if you have to file a claim. Obtain photos from multiple perspectives. Take pictures of the packaging and cardboard boxes.

Small Items

Keep small valuables like jewelry as well as small electronics together with you to circumvent them becoming accidentally lost due to their small size. Load these items within your carry-on should you be flying. Stay away from putting valuables inside checked suitcases as they can easily disappear without a trace. When traveling to your new house by car or truck, maintain valuables in a small handbag or backpack for you to take any time you stop to shop, to eat, or use the facilities. Always try to have these belongings along with you whenever possible.

Similarly, always keep medications, coins and cash, furs, essential documents, pics, and sentimental items on your person.

Packing Fine art, Vintage items, and Chandeliers

Making use of specialty boxes for television sets, stemware, art, along with other hard-to-pack items could cost extra ahead of time but could preserve a lot of stress and cash ultimately. Your moving company could most likely provide boxes of many different shapes and sizes, in case you find that you need to have them. Or, some people save the original boxes which these things came in to reuse during moves, and that is great.

For chandeliers, take note of the assembly before removing any bulbs or pieces. A straightforward chandelier may have removable pieces wrapped and rest atop a dense layer of padding at the bottom of a crate which is several inches bigger than the chandelier before padding is placed around it. If strands as well as crystals can be taken off, they need to be wrapped in paper. Chandeliers which need hanging ought to be packed in a custom made crate with each and every crystal wrapped in paper to circumvent harm. Talk to your professional mover in Oklahoma City about the safest way to move your chandelier.

Pick the Best Packaging

Right after packing your valuable items, give the box a VERY gentle shake. If anything moves, increase the amount of packing material. Bubble wrap is better than packing peanuts since it is less apt to shift. You might use bathroom towels to fill empty space. Similarly, you should increase the amount of packaging if the top can collapse. When the box is securely closed, tag it as "Fragile."

Confer with your moving company in Oklahoma City regarding whatever items which may be required to have a special crate built in order to securely move the item. Movers frequently work together with 3rd party providers to be able to get items appropriately crated for moving.

Despite having safeguards set up, insurance is totally important. Speak to your moving company in Oklahoma City along with your homeowner’s insurer regarding your options to ensure that you have appropriate coverage during your move.

Finally, after the moving company in Oklahoma City has unloaded the truck, ensure that you check those goods and compare them to the photos you took before the movers depart, meaning unpacking all the belongings without delay. Make notes on the paperwork and get photos of any possible issues, including pictures of damaged boxes.

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