BEFORE WE ARRIVE: PROTECTING YOUR VALUABLES
Keeping your valuables safe is essential for a successful move and your safety. In our years of combined experience as house movers, we’ve learned what to do and what not to do when it comes to protecting your valuables. In our experience, here are some of the most effective ways to protect your valuables during a move.
Store Valuables And Essential Documents In A Safe Deposit Box
If your house movers are licensed and reputable, there is little chance they’ll steal your heirloom jewelry, box of checks or birth certificates. But there is a chance that you won’t be able to access them if they’re packed deep inside a box. Storing them in a safe deposit box does just that, keeps them safe and it also gives you immediate access.
Take Valuables With You
If you don’t have access to a safe deposit box, keeping certain valuable documents with you in a travel safe during the move can ensure that they aren’t buried under a sea of boxes when you need them. If you’re moving to another state or county, you’ll need documents like birth certificates and immunization records to register for school and work.
Insure, Insure, And Insure Some More
Make sure that your moving company and your valuables are both insured. Some valuables you can’t take with you or store in a safe deposit box, most likely because they’re too large. These items need to be insured before you move. 1776 Moving & Storage has their own insurance, to protect any lost or damaged items. Having your own insurance, on top of our insurance will give you peace of mind that your valuables will be protected.
Make Sure To Fill Out Declaration Forms
A reputable house mover, like 1776 Moving & Storage, will offer declaration forms for your most valuable items. This will not only tell your home movers how to treat certain priceless items, but it also helps to clarify the insurance on your valuables.
Take Inventory Of Your Valuables
Again, if you hired reputable house movers, you won’t need to worry about theft. But moving is a stressful time, which valuables you packed and where may slip your mind. Your professional packers and home movers will pack and label boxes specific to each room. Make yourself a list of where your valuables are and which rooms they were in, so you know which boxes to look through.
Do Not Post Your Move On Social Media, Especially While It’s Happening
We can’t stress this enough. Thieves can find your address with even the smallest detail. They will use that information as an opportunity to steal your valuables. If you want to document your move, wait to post pictures and details after you’ve already settled into your new home. Make sure to wait until the people who moved into your old home have moved in, too. Be clear that you’re posting after the fact, so thieves understand that they cannot take advantage of this situation.
What To Do If Something Does Inevitably Break
If something does inevitably break, try not to stress. We know how valuable your belongings are. Contact the company immediately when you notice the damage and follow the outlined claims procedure exactly. Allowing the claim to process in due time is the fastest way to get compensated and replace your item, if possible.
The most frequent damage happens in customer-packed boxes, this is another reason why trusting a professional mover is the best way to protect your precious belongings.
1776 Moving & Storage Helps To Keep Your Valuables Safe
1776 Moving & Storage packs, stores and facilitates moves from Florida to Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. Contact us for more information on how we can protect your valuables and make your move as smooth as possible.