Keeping Your Valuables Safe: What You Need to Know

Residential moving, Moving valuables

Do you know how to safely pack your valuables? If you’re prepping for a move to a new home, don’t forget to plan for moving your treasures. Keeping them safe is more than sticking them in a box and hoping for the best.

Start With an Inventory

Moving valuables can be stressful, so it’s important to have an inventory. First, determine what’s valuable, both monetarily and sentimentally, and make a list. Next, take photos of each item, including at least two angles and any defining characteristics such as brands, labels, or stamps.

Pack Thoughtfully and Label Carefully

Labeling boxes when moving is critical to finding what you need when you need it at your new home. Be specific with your labeling, except when it comes to your valuables. For example, you can label books, pots and pans, office supplies, and coffee mugs, but don’t put a big note on a box that indicates it holds jewelry, family heirlooms, or a priceless baseball card collection. Instead, be vague or come up with code words for your precious items.

Hire Professional Packers

Some of your cherished and valuable belongings are bound to be fragile or delicate, and you want them to get to their destination in one piece. Hire a moving company that offers professional packing and has experience moving valuables. They can ensure that your items will be safely packed and protected from harm and gives you peace of mind knowing they’re in good hands in transit.

For residential moves that include any amount or size of valuables, count on the experts in moving and packing and contact Nilson Van and Storage for a free quote.

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.