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June 11, 2020

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, but it is not free of its worry, even though you may not own precious collectibles, artwork, or even musical instruments. Yet moving to Denver contains that much extra worry for people who possess items which are irreplaceable. These suggestions might help relieve a part of that stress.

To begin with, slow down. Hastening may result in reckless errors. Pack in phases and ensure that you've got plenty of time.

Before a single thing is packed, create an inventory (your professional movers in Denver will make an inventory, but it may not be as detailed). A photo inventory shows that an item arrived in the same state as it departed. Also it can serve as verification if you need to file a claim. Have photographs from several perspectives. Take shots of the packaging and cardboard boxes.

Small Belongings

Keep small valuables including jewelry or even small electronic devices with you to steer clear of them becoming accidentally displaced due to their small size. Pack these belongings in your carry-on when you're flying. Avoid placing valuable items within checked suitcases since they can easily vanish without a trace. When traveling to your new home by car or truck, put valuables in a small bag or rucksack that you can grab whenever you take a moment to shop, eat, or use the facilities. Certainly try to hold these belongings together with you as much as possible.

In the same manner, always keep prescription drugs, coins and cash, furs, important documents, pictures, and sentimental items on your person.

Packing Art, Antiques, and Chandeliers

Using custom made containers for tvs, stemware, works of art, and other hard-to-pack items might cost extra upfront but can spare plenty of hassle and cash ultimately. Your moving company could very likely provide boxes of many different sizes and shapes, in case you find that you will need them. Or, a few people save the original boxes which these things came in to reuse during moves, which is ideal.

For chandeliers, make note of the set up prior to removing any bulbs or pieces. A straightforward chandelier could have removable components wrapped and rest atop a thick layer of cushioning in the bottom of a crate that is a couple of inches larger compared to the chandelier before extra padding is placed around it. If strands as well as crystals can be taken off, they should be wrapped in paper. Chandeliers which require hanging ought to be packed using a custom made crate with every crystal wrapped in paper to avoid harm. Talk to your professional mover in Denver regarding the most secure process to relocate your chandelier.

Pick the Ideal Packaging

Right after packing your valuables, give the carton a VERY soft shake. If anything shifts, add more packing material. Bubble wrap is better than packing peanuts as it is less apt to shift. You can use bathroom towels to occupy dead space. Likewise, you need to increase the amount of packaging if the top can cave in. When the box is securely closed, label it as "Fragile."

Speak to your moving company in Denver regarding any items which may be required to have a specific crate built in an effort to securely move the item. Movers regularly make use of 3rd party providers to be able to get things properly crated for transport.

Despite having safeguards in place, insurance is definitely important. Talk to your moving company in Denver as well as your homeowner’s insurer regarding your options to make sure that you have acceptable coverage during your move.

Lastly, after the moving company in Denver has unloaded the truck, make sure to inspect the goods and do a comparison to any photos you've taken ahead of when the movers depart, meaning unpacking all the belongings without delay. Record notes on the documents and get pics of the potential harm, including photos of damaged boxes.

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


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The Mickelson Family
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