Tips For Ensuring Your Valuables Aren't Damaged During A Move


Moving home can be pretty stressful. There's a lot to organise, and the prospect of moving to a new area can be daunting. When you have valuables or sentimental items to move, the stress rating associated with your house move can quickly increase. If you're worried about damage to your personal belongings during a move, here are some tips to help minimise that risk when working with a furniture removal company.

Communicate Openly

When selecting a removal company, be upfront and direct about the standards you expect from them, as well as any valuables or delicate items that you think they should be aware of during the move. Let them know what your concerns are and ask them how they will handle your valuables and what insurance is in place. Don't be afraid to ask them for references, and look for a company with robust procedures in place and who can talk through your concerns.

Pack With Care

It may seem a little obvious, but you also have a role to play in the removal process. You can't control what happens to your valuables when they are loaded onto the removal van, but you can control how well they are packed. Take the time to ensure they are well-padded and secured in strong boxes. Be sure not to place too many heavy items into one box, and cover your packaging with plastic sheeting to protect it from rain damage.

Section Off Valuables

To ensure your valuables aren't lumped together with the rest of your belongings, section off an area in your home that's specifically used to hold your valuables. Let your removal company know you're taking this approach and ask them to load items from this area into their van last to ensure no heavy items are stacked on top of your valuables. This will also allow you to easily oversee the transportation of your valuables from your home into the van without having to observe the entire removal process.

If you have a less common valuable that needs to be moved, such as a concert harp or a large sculpture, try to find a removal company that has experience moving similar items. Removal companies are used to handling their customers' valuables and you're unlikely to run into any problems, but these tips can help put your mind at ease when you're feeling the stress of moving home.

For more information about furniture removals, contact a local company.


17 October 2022

Moving on a budget

Moving can be really expensive! But I move regularly for one reason or another, and I've become pretty good at moving on a budget. I can always find a cheap removalist and get some great deals on packing supplies. I also have some good tips on smart packing to reduce the amount of boxes that you need to move, which can help to minimise the costs as well. People are always impressed with my budgeting mojo, so I thought it would be good to start a blog to share my tips as well as create a place for others to share their ideas on moving on a budget.