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June 11, 2020

4 Tips for Moving Priceless Items Securely During a Relocation

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving is often a fact of life, however it is not free of its tension, even if you do not have precious antiques, art, or musical instruments. Yet moving to Tulsa and Oklahoma City includes that much additional anxiety for many who have items which are irreplaceable. These tips may help relieve a bit of that worry.

First, slow down. Hurrying may result in sloppy slipups. Pack in stages and make certain that there is sufficient time.

Before anything is packed, create an inventory (your professional movers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City will create a list, but it might not be as comprehensive). A photo inventory verifies that your item arrived in the same state as it departed. And it can act as verification if you must file a claim. Obtain photos from a few perspectives. Take shots of the packaging and cardboard boxes.

Small Items

Keep small valuable items like jewelry or even small electronics along with you to steer clear of them becoming accidentally lost due to their small size. Bring these things within your carry-on when you're flying. Stay away from putting valuable items in checked luggage as they can potentially disappear without a trace. When you are traveling to your new house by car or truck, keep valuable items in a small bag or rucksack for you to grab any time you take a break to shop, eat, or utilize the facilities. Certainly try to keep these things with you whenever you can.

Similarly, always keep medicines, coins and cash, furs, important documents, photos, and sentimental items on your person.

Packing Fine art, Collectibles, and Chandeliers

Making use of specialty containers for tvs, stemware, works of art, along with other hard-to-pack items could cost additional beforehand but could preserve a lot of hassle and cash in the end. Your moving company may likely provide boxes of various shapes and sizes, when you find that you need to have them. Or, some people save the original boxes which these things came in to reuse during moves, which can be ideal.

For chandeliers, make note of the set up ahead of removing any bulbs. A less complicated chandelier may have removable parts wrapped and rest on top of a heavy layer of cushioning in the bottom of a crate that is several inches larger in comparison to the chandelier before cushioning is placed around it. If strands or crystals can be removed, they need to be wrapped in paper. Chandeliers which require hanging ought to be packed in a specialty crate with every crystal wrapped in paper to circumvent harm. Confer with your professional mover in Tulsa and Oklahoma City regarding the best way to relocate your chandelier.

Select the Ideal Packaging

After packing your valuable items, give the carton an exceedingly soft shake. If anything moves, add more packing material. Bubble wrap is better than packing peanuts because it is less prone to shift. You might use towels to occupy empty space. Similarly, you should increase the amount of packaging if the top can cave in. When the box is protected, mark it as "Fragile."

Talk to your moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City with regards to whatever things which may need to have a specific crate constructed in order to safely and securely move the item. Movers frequently work with 3rd party companies in order to get items properly crated for transportation.

Regardless of having precautions set, insurance coverage is really a necessity. Speak with your moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City along with your homeowner’s insurance provider relating to your alternatives to make sure that you have appropriate protection during your move.

Last but not least, after the moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City has unloaded the truck, ensure that you assess those items and do a comparison to the pictures you took ahead of when the movers depart, this means unpacking all the items immediately. Record notes on the documents and snap photographs of the possible damage, including photographs of damaged packaging.

Would you like to move? Get hold of A-1 Freeman Moving Group to begin.


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The Mickelson Family
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Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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