Tips from Professional Movers on Preventing Damage During Your Move

Written by Rosalyn Smith on . Posted in Professional Movers

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It's amazing how as professional movers, we get asked all the time what the best way is to protect your breakables and valuables when you are moving houses or offices. A simple answer is to hire us as your professional moving company. While that answer may seem to be slightly self-serving, one of the best ways to protect your valuables and ensure that your breakables will make it in one piece is to hire someone who understands the work entailed in moving somebody. As professional movers, we will ensure that we protect your property to the best of our ability.

There are certain steps you can take that will help us move you faster, help protect your breakables, and give you relative peace of mind as the move is happening. We also understand that moving can be an extremely stressful experience, and so here are a few tips you should incorporate into your move.

Create an inventory: The very first thing you should do is create a comprehensive inventory of all your stuff. Making a list of all your items will give you peace of mind knowing that if you lose something, you will be immediately aware of it. In addition, it allows you to create lists to go into specific boxes and will help you discard something you may not want to take on the move. If you don't have sufficient time to create an entire inventory, another option is to take photographs of your possessions before they are packed away. As professional movers, it is always helpful to us if our clients have an inventory.

Keep small items and things like jewelry on your person: If you are going to use a professional movers company, it is always highly recommended that you hang on to things like paperwork, jewelry, and smaller items that can travel with you in your own vehicle. This allows you to quickly locate an item that has extreme value and also gives you a level of peace of mind. In addition, small items can easily get lost if they are packed into boxes and put into the back of a professional movers’ truck. Finding the grand piano may not be a challenge, but finding your favorite set of pearl earrings could be slightly more difficult if you are moving an entire house and both of them are packed into the same space.

Self-Packing Tips: If you decide that you want to do some of the packing beforehand, which many people using professional movers prefer to do, it is important that you follow a few general rules. First, you should always invest in solid boxes that will not rip, tear, or dump the contents on the floor as they are being moved. Secondly, do not overfill the boxes or make them extremely heavy, which makes them difficult to transport to and from the professional movers’ truck. Finally, plates, glasses, and bowls are probably the most likely things to break during the move, so we recommend that you wrap each of these individual items in at least two, preferably three, sheets of newspapers and stack them together for added protection.

Again, if you want to move everything safely, the easiest thing to do is give us a call.  We can get you there in one piece and make the process of moving far easier.