If you’ve moved house in the past, you may well have had a bad experience when it comes to losing or misplacing valuable items during the move, and the upset and expense this can cause. From jewelry and antique items to phones and cameras, keeping track of your possessions as you relocate isn’t always easy.
To help you keep track of the possessions that mean most to you, here at Bromley Property Company we’ve written this quick guide to keeping your valuables safe and secure when you’re in the midst of a house move.
Make valuables the first thing you pack
Whatever the size of your property and however organised you are, moving day tends to be a little chaotic. To ensure your valuables aren’t misplaced before you’ve even left your house, put some time aside to get them packed up first. Getting your valuables out of the way before you start on the rest of your home will ensure you have the time to pack them properly and put them somewhere safe and out of the way.
Put valuables in storage if neccessary
If you want to keep your valuables extra safe during your house move, consider packing them up and paying to put them into storage. Removng your most important belongings out your home before the rest of the house gets packed up will ensure your passports, jewellery and other valuables can’t be lost during your move. If you don’t want them in an official storage facility, ask a trusted friend or relation to step in until your new home is ready for them.
Keep a note of where you put valuable items
How many times have you put something in a safe place and then immediately forgotten where that is?! <the BPC team are nodding along here!> To ensure this doesn’t happen, make a note of where you put your most important boxes, files and folders.
Pick a reliable moving company
Some valuables are too big to be boxed up or go into storage. Good removal firms will be able to keep track of your most important items during the move. They’ll carefully pack your belongings, keep track of all your boxes and put them exactly where you want them in your new place. When it comes to expensive items of furniture i.e. tables, bookcases or clocks, they should know exactly how to prevent scratches, marks and damage to these items during the move.