Moving is easily one of the most stressful things you have to deal with. Not only do you have to make sure that all the loose ends from your old life are tied up, you also have to figure out how to pack and move your belongings and especially your valuables. You want to get to your new home with everything intact and nothing lost or broken.
Fortunately, it is possible to get everything done and protect the things you own. Here are some tips that can help you make your move successful and damage-free:
Inventory your belongings – Most home insurance companies require that a home inventory be done prior to determining a contract. Take pictures and use a video camera to document the furniture and other valuables in your household. Keep receipts and records of all important purchases.
Buy moving insurance – If you plan to use a professional movers to transport items that are expensive and/or valuable, purchasing some insurance is a good idea. If you will be using the post office or any other carrier such as FedEx, DHL or UPS, you may also want to look into some kind of coverage.
Decide how you will pack – A moving company can do the packing for you. That way, if something breaks or falls, the burden will rest with the firm. This is a rather expensive option, however, so request a few quotes from different companies and check out the history and customer reviews for each one.
Consider the DIY option – You can always pack everything yourself. Make sure to have all the proper tools on hand such as newspaper, tissue, bubble wrap and lots of padding.
Prepare your new home – Some valuables such as fine furnishings or artwork, need to be located in low traffic and/or low light areas. Once you have determined where these areas are in your new home, you may find it helpful to clean and/or repair them before you actually complete your move.
A Lone Star Self-Storage unit could serve as a secure, temporary way station between your old and new homes. We carefully monitor our facility – which is enclosed by a perimeter fence – with daily walk-troughs. And each and every one of our units is reinforced and comes with its own high-quality lock. When you need a safe place to store your valuables and other valuables, contact us!
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