Tips From a Moving Company

How to Organize Your Personal Belongings in Boxes Before the Day of the Big Move  

When you are relocating your belongings to another property, you must bear in mind that they should be carefully packed in order to survive the long trip. No matter how reputable and skillful the professional moving company you have hired is, if your items are not properly packed, there is a high chance that you will have to speak with your insurers eventually.

In order to help you avoid such problems Mr T's Moving and Hauling, of Tyler, TX, has prepared a list of a few tips to share with you. They are organized into the following 3 groups:

  1. Moving food items and other perishables – They could spoil quickly, so you better take them with you if the move is a long-distance one. Otherwise, they will not survive and may rot. If you have no space in your personal car, you better trash them and buy new supplies when you finally move in.
  2. Moving hazardous or toxic materials – Some of them are not only dangerous to be removed, but may also be illegal. In such cases, you have to either call an authorized professional mover or take the risk to transport them yourselves, if you believe they will not harm you. Some of them are fertilizers and weed killers, Sterno, gasoline, motor oil, kerosene, propane, oil or lighter fluid, fireworks, chemistry sets, ammonia, acid, pesticides, pool chemicals, bleach, ammunition or loaded weapons, aerosols, paint, paint thinner, charcoal.
  3. Moving high-value items, electronics, documents, and jewelry – No matter how well insured your moving service provider is, you better not risk trusting these to a local mover. Instead, transport them yourselves! That group of goods includes: ID and passport, cash, checkbooks, stocks, financials, jewelry & family heirlooms, wills, car and house keys, insurance documents, marriage licenses, birth certificates, address books and PDAs, school records, photos and photo albums, computer back-ups and software, flight arrangements, collections, letters, childrens’ mementos, medicine, CDs and DVDs, etc.

And remember, to do quality moving, you not only need an experienced moving company, but a thorough and detailed plan. Make sure to prepare one and your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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