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How to Keep Your Valuables Safe During a Move

June 21, 2019

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A source of stress when moving homes is the thought of losing an important item or document. Our tips for securing and moving important valuables and documents will give you peace of mind.

Make a list

To begin, make a list of all the valuables you want to take with you. This might include:

Refer back to this list when you're packing and unpacking. This is important because you don't want to leave it up to your memory to remember certain items. Have a master binder with a list of all the boxes you are moving and include a valuables list here.

Research Reputations

Most professional movers are purposeful about the way they pack and move your items, but accidents do happen. A big bump in the road or a tight turn can cause boxes and furniture to shift in a moving van and potentially damage an item. Research your moving company to give yourself a safety net. Read reviews to find out how other customers have felt about their moving services.

Pack valuables securely

You want all of your valuables to come in one piece. You can do this by making sure you pack these items with care.

Use new boxes that have no signs of damage and use packing paper and bubble wrap.

Pro mover tip: Newspaper ink can transfer during a move, so purchasing packing paper is a must. Double tape the boxes to ensure they don't break open, and label your boxes as "Fragile" or "Important."

How to safely pack valuable items:

Day of the move

Keep your valuables with you if possible. Things like jewelry and documents are manageable enough to pack away in your own vehicle. Bigger items like furniture or large framed artwork will have to go in the moving vehicle. Check the valuables off your list as you move boxes into your new home so you know exactly what is there.

We want your valuables to arrive at your new home safely and in the same condition. As Minnesota's trusted moving company, we go the extra mile for you. Contact us today to book your next move!

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