One of the most pressing concerns people have when moving is the safety of their belongings. Not only do you want to make sure they don’t get lost in the hectic moving process, but you also want them to make it to your new home in one piece.
Here are 3 ways to protect your belongings when moving:
- Label Everything
Surprisingly, it’s not items breaking that causes the most problems when moving, it’s not being able to find them. Often, people will assign their possessions random bags and boxes with the intention or “sorting them out later.”
However, without proper labelling, this turns out to be a monumental task. In some cases, items you considered to be lost or stolen were just accidentally placed in the wrong box or container. Be sure to make specific labels for the containers you use to move your possessions, and you can minimize the risk of this happening to you.
- Keep Your Most Valuable Items Close By
If you have a select few possessions that are extremely valuable to you (in sentiment or dollar value) it’s best to keep them close by while you go through the moving process. This way, you’ll know exactly where they are at all times and can prevent the unfortunate occurrence of property damage, loss, or theft.
However, if the item is too large or inconvenient, make sure to have a conversation with your mover to determine if they have the experience and equipment required to safely transport your most prized possessions.
- Invest in The Right Packing Supplies
No matter how resourceful you may be, sometimes having the right supplies and equipment for a job can save you an enormous amount of headaches and stress.
For example, here are a few packing materials that can make a world of difference for the safety of your belongings.
Cartons – cartons are a great way to move books, shoes, CDs, photo albums, kitchenware, toys, towels, pillows and more.
Depending on the items you need to move, cartons exist in a range of different sizes and strengths so you can match the item perfectly to its container to ensure maximum safety.
Mirror cartons – used to protect mirrors, glass, artwork, and other similar items of varying sizes.
China barrels – specifically designed from double-walled cardboard, these barrels are perfect for glassware, china, electronics and other delicate items.
T.V boxes – used to safely transport T.V’s without scratching the screen or damaging the exterior surfaces.
Mattress bags – are available for all different sizes of mattresses and help to protect your mattress from dirt and grime throughout the moving process.
Packing paper – used to wrap and provide protection to the exterior surfaces of your belongings.
Need help safely packing your belongings?
Western Moving provides a range of packing services, materials, and solutions for residential and office moves. Their experienced team has facilitated hundreds of moves over the years and have the know-how required to get the job done quickly and safely. Contact them today to learn more!