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How Do Moving Companies Take Care of Your Belongings

Posted on June 22, 2020

Padding boxes with recyclable packing materials is one way moving companies keep fragile items from shifting.

Padding boxes with recyclable packing materials is one way moving companies keep fragile items from shifting.

Moving home is stressful enough, but what if you were to arrive at your new location to find your grandmother’s China set smashed to smithereens or your wooden dining room chairs scuffed?  Damage can occur when you attempt to move your belongings yourself or if you hire any old movers to do the job for you. Don’t risk your household goods to any Tom, Dick, or Harry. Learn how reputable moving companies, such as Bekins Kelowna, use specialized equipment, packing materials, and methods so that your belongings arrive in one piece.


Safety in Numbers

Would you ever carry a heavy television set or a glass coffee table yourself? Of course not. It’s not worth the risk to your item or your back. Hiring professional and accredited movers to do the heavy lifting ensures that your items are in good hands.

Look for experienced movers with a track record of service by asking questions. Read testimonials about their service, and see if they are affiliated with an accredited partnering organization.


The Right Stuff

Having the right equipment to move heavy and oversized items, such as furniture, appliances, pool tables, pianos, and hot tubs, is essential in protecting your wares. Look for Kelowna moving companies, such as Bekins, that use specialized equipment to transport goods as part of their door-to-door service.

Bekins has more than 30 pieces of specialized moving equipment, including:

  • Dollies
  • Straps
  • Forklifts
  • Hand trucks
  • Moving skates
  • Tank rollers
  • Crane trucks
  • Tailgates or rail gates on their moving trucks for oversized items


Protecting Your Assets

Another way that residential and office movers protect your belongings is by using packing materials to prevent items from shifting while in transport. In addition, some companies also offer packing services, where professional movers and packers pack your content for you.

Some of the packing materials that our professional packers and movers use include:

  • Moving boxes
  • Specialty cartons for mirrors, china, TVs
  • Padded blankets
  • Mattress bags
  • Tape
  • Packing and tissue paper
  • Packing peanuts

For more information, read our Moving Services Guide: When to Use Specialty Boxes and Moving Supplies.

As a member of United Van Lines, Bekins Kelowna Moving and Storage offers experienced movers and specialized equipment, including a fleet of trucks for any type and size of local or long-distance move. We also offer content packing and unpacking services and packing materials for sale. Contact us to book a free estimate.