Top tips for protecting your valuables when moving house
After the stress of moving house, the last thing you want to do is unpack your boxes in your brand new home to find a smashed TV or broken microwave, or to settle into your new life only to realise you haven’t seen your favourite necklace since you moved. Losing or damaging your valuables isn’t just frustrating, but could end up being extremely costly.
Fortunately, with just a few simple steps, you can prevent your valuables from being lost, damaged or stolen during your next relocation. In fact, you can order all your protective packaging online via our shop.
Packing your valuables with a little extra care is one of the simplest yet most effective ways of preventing damage and making sure your goods are in exactly the same condition at the other end of your journey.
For larger items, such as televisions, make sure you’re prepared with sturdy cardboard boxes, sheets of packing paper, and lots of bubble wrap. Make sure your items are packed tightly, too, as lots of movement could heighten the risk of your belongings smashing against each other.
For smaller, more delicate items, such as jewellery, consider keeping them separate to the rest of your belongings. If you don’t have their original boxes, find small packing boxes or soft bags to transport each piece, and make sure you’ve kept a list of each item so you can tick them off once you’ve moved.
Tables, chairs, desks and wardrobes don’t fit into packing boxes, which can leave them susceptible to knocks and scrapes while being transported from A to B. Even if they’re handled with the utmost care when being lifted in and out of the moving van, valuables which haven’t been prepared for travel may sustain damage in transit.
One such way to prepare your valuables, such as furniture and large electrical items, is to dismantle them as much as possible. Dismantle your tables and desks by removing legs or drawers, transport televisions separately to TV stands and computer screens separately to monitors – you’ll find it easier to bubble wrap the individual parts to prevent scratches and other cosmetic damage.
Whether you’re moving across the city or across the world, finding a reliable storage and removals company to transport your belongings is always advisable. With years of experience, qualified removalists will know exactly how to transport your valuables safely and securely to avoid any damage from occurring.
Your most valuable items won’t always be the belongings with the highest value. Photographs and other sentimental items can be just as treasured as expensive stereos and high-tech laptops – something that professional removalists know and respect.
When you hire a specialist storage and removals company, like us at Purdie Worldwide Removals, you’ll have total peace of mind that your most valuable belongings are taken care of no matter what. With fully trained staff following all standards set out by the British Association of Removers, you can also rest assured that your valuables are safe in our care.
Are you moving house? If you’re searching for storage solutions or removal services you can rely on, look no further than Purdie Worldwide Removals.
Get in touch with our team of removalists for more information today.