Protecting Your Valuables When Moving

Posted by on June 18, 2018 in News and Tips | Comments Off on Protecting Your Valuables When Moving

Protecting Your Valuables When Moving

We all know accidents and things can get broken when moving. Or items go missing while in transit. When its comes to valuable items. These maybe irreplaeable. Like items being passed down the generations. Or that special gift from a loved one. To collectable items. Sometimes these are not coved by insurance. Once they are broken or gone that’s it. Here are some tips on Protecting Your Valuables When Moving. Protecting these as much as you can will help prevent damage to your most precious items. Also when it comes to your items being in transit

Make sure you have a list of what Valuables you have. Take photos and have your valuation certificate not in the same place as your valuables. Have everything insured. Try your home and contents or use a third party for insurance.

How to move your items.

  • Before you start packing your items. Work out the logistic of moving it. Are you getting someone you can trust in to pack it for you to transporting it. Or taking the itemes yourself
  • For items that is irraplaceable. Do these yourself. Don’t let someone else pack it for you or transport. Depending on the insurance and how you are transporting it. If its not covered by insurance. I suggest pack it yourself and know where the item is

Packers and Transport

  • We have all heard and read stories of things going missing or damage while in transit. My advice if its worth a lot to you. Pack and Transport this yourself. If this is not an options get the professional in.
  • Check the insurance of the packers and transport company to see if you are coved by insurance if they pack and transport it for you.
  • You can also use a third party insuance like Goods in Transit by Allianz. Or check with your home and contents  insurance if you have it

Make sure you read the fine print from the packers to the removal company and insurance. Make sure you are covered

If its an item you need to transported.

  • Depending on what the items is. For example a Piano or a larger item. Get the professionals in. Don’t do this yourself.
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  • Ask questions and give them at much info as you can. From Point A to Point B. The less they have to move something the better.
  • So make sure the path is clear at both ends.
  • Also make sure the item fits to where it needs to go. There is nothing worst then getting to your new location only to find out you can’t get this through the door. Or does not fit where you would like it to go.

Take before and after photos to make sure you are covered if you need to make a claim.

Packing Valuable items yourself

  • Does not matter if you are transporting these or someone else is.
  • Don’t let anyone know what is in the box.
  • Make sure you have good strong packing boxes.
  • If its worth a great deal to you. Do not mark the box with what it has in it. Give it a number instead. Make sure the box is plain and twin wall.
  • If the box need to be tansported you need to make sure this is packed well. If its made of glass or ceramic or any other fragile item. Wrap these well in Butchers Paper and Bubble Wrap. Void Fill is good to.
  • Do not over fill the box. Place the items in the middle of the box and fill the gaps with paper around it. This will prevent the items moving while in transit. If its multiply pieces wrap these seperatly You can also use a towel or something to add protection
  • Mark the box that its Fragile Top Load only.

When items are going overseas

  • As with the advice above with Packing Valuable Items Yourself.
  • Do not let anything that can be easily stolen be at the top of your box. Especially around the corners of your box. You can leave bigger items here instead.
  • Place smaller items towards the middle or bottom of your box if its safe to do so. This will be less likely to break or be damaged.
  • Seal all the joins and edges of your box with good quality packing tape. This will help prevent people trying to damage your box to see what you have inside. Same with your suite case.
  • Have items no were near the zipper in a suite case or bag where its easy for someone to break and pull something out.

Jewelry or smaller items

  • If you have any Jewelry worth of value and you can’t transport these with you. Wrap well and place in your shoes in a shoe box.
  • You can also wrap these in clean socks and keep them away from the edges of your box or suite case.

The well prepared you are the better. When its come to packing your valuable items and keeping them safe.

If you are not sure about packing and transporting valuable items. You can ask questions. Either from where you got the items to from. Where you purchase your packing items from. To the transport and packers you have coming in. Depending on what the items it. It maybe better to keep as much info to yourself to prevent theift.

Hope these tips help you in Protecting Your Valuables When Moving

If you have any questions or what more information. Not only on Protecting Your Valuables When Moving. Also any other questions you may have.  Please contact us at roxann@boxemup.com.au or see our website https://www.boxemup.com.au