Are you planning on boxing up all of the things you are going to move in order to save a few dollars? It may seem like a good idea until you arrive at your new home to find that your favourite Warhol print was damaged or your grandmother’s china has been cracked. Take some time to properly pack your valuables to ensure that they arrive to your new home in one piece. Here are some tips on how to get the job done right and prevent any damage to your fragile valuables.
Tape Up Pane Glass
If you have valuable paintings or photographs that are under glass, put a two pieces of painter’s tape across the glass in the shape of an X. This can help prevent the glass from shattering and causing damage to what is underneath it. It is a common practice of professional movers or even stores that are worried about hurricanes or earthquakes damaging their goods.
Have an Inventory of Items
While you might not take full inventory of every item that you are packing up for your move, make one of your valuables. Photographs, paintings, china, crystal, heirlooms and even important paperwork should all be included on the inventory. These are often items that you don’t see very often, so having an inventory will help you to remember what you do have and will alert you to the fact that something is missing. It can also help you if you need to file a claim with your insurance.
Make Sure to Have Insurance
Speaking of, you do have insurance for you move, right? Don’t assume that your homeowner’s policy is going to cover your things if there is an accident. Check your policy to see what is covered in a move, and if you are unclear, contact the policy holder. If you are not covered under your homeowner’s policy, make sure you have insurance for anything that you are going to be loading onto the truck in a separate policy.
Get Help with Big Stuff
You probably aren’t going to be moving that baby grand piano with only yourself and 3 other friends. Even if you are trying to save money, you may find yourself in need of the assistance of professional movers, particularly with the really heavy stuff. Specialty movers can be had for a very reasonable cost to get that gun safely out of the basement or to help you move that chandelier. Don’t think that you can move it yourself. Professionals exist for a reason, so make sure to utilize them when the job warrants it.
Consider Help from Professional Aurora Movers
Reduce the stress and the risk of something being broken by hiring the pros at Bradford Moving. Using a professional moving company may not be as expensive as you think and can end up saving you a ton of money and time in the long run. Contact Bradford Moving today for a quote on your next Aurora move.