Just like that song sung by the late-80's supergroup, the Traveling Wilburys, preventing your grandmother’s antique tea set from being beaten and battered around as well as shot up and shot down is imperative when moving. As we protect our hearts from breaking, so should we when packing and preparing our most fragile items for transit. Use our moving tips to protect your belongings, and as the song goes, handle with care.
While it’s essential to protect the things we know are fragile, such as crystal and porcelain, it’s also necessary to take care when packing and moving the things we don’t always think are breakable. Some of the items that can be damaged when moving include:
Making sure your items arrive in one piece starts with how you pack them. Be organized and start with one room at a time, paying particular attention to fragile items. Take your time to prepare breakable items using packing materials such as bubble wrap, blankets, paper, and specialty cartons, or contact your Bekins movers for fragile/breakable packing services.
Lifting and moving heavy and fragile objects on your own is asking for trouble. Ensure your belongings are safe by calling on Kelowna movers that you can trust. When choosing a Kelowna moving company, it helps to check that they have:
Before your moving date, make sure you know what you have packed in each box, paying particular attention to fragile items. Make a list and take a photo of the contents and keep it with you to have a record if anything goes missing or is damaged.
Prepare for the inevitable by making sure your belongings are adequately insured before you have them moved. Bekins Kelowna offers two types of insurance:
While your movers should handle most of your belongings, there are some personal, valuable, and prohibited items you may want or have to move yourself to ensure they are kept safe, including:
Storing your contents is an excellent way to protect them If you have time between moving out and moving in dates. Bekins Kelowna not only offers moving services but also has a warehouse available for short and long-term storage. Plus, they pick up and deliver.
A house filled with moving boxes is a tempting target for thieves. That’s why it’s essential not to advertise your move to anyone but your close circle. Avoid announcing your move or giving out your new address on social media, and instruct your kids to do the same. Once your belongings are in their place, and you have a new lock on your new home door, then feel free to announce the news of your move.
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As an affiliate partner of United Van Lines and a member of the Canadian Association of Movers, Bekins Kelowna is one of the Kelowna moving companies you can trust to handle your belongings with care. Contact us for local, long-distance and last-minute residential and commercial moving and packing services as well as storage services.