There are certain types of objects that are prone to breaking – and will cause you financial and emotional suffering if you allow them to be damaged in any situation. The problem is that when moving houses, the risk of such damage increases significantly. So, the following groups of possessions will require special attention to you during the preparation for and the actual execution of the upcoming removal:
- Office equipment
- Domestic appliances (especially large ones)
- Important documents
- Jewellery and other valuables
Remember to specifically inform your moving firm about the requirements that you have if you want everything to be okay. In this way, they will be able to come up with a suitable solution and even offer you a specialised service, such as fully insured antiques removals in London, for example.
Art and antiques
Those tend to be pretty valuable and you need not make compromises with the manner in which you transport them from point A to point B. Art and antiques usually are insured, so you will have to discuss the upcoming move with your insurance company to check if they have any specific requirements as of the way in which such a job is to be conducted, or else you risk voiding the insurance.
Sensitive office equipment
If it is not a domestic, but rather an office removal that we are talking about, you are more than likely to have a few pieces of office equipment that are not only pretty expensive but also so sensitive that moving them across the city can be quite risky. Several things that you can do:
- Move the equipment temporary to storage until you have moved the rest of your office to keep it safe
- Ask your movers for tips and extra-careful handling
- Contact the manufacturer to ask for moving guidelines for their product
In reality, the combination of all three of those gives you the highest chance for accident-free transportation.
Ovens, refrigerators and other large appliances are usually heavy, bulky and troublesome to carry at a long distance. Check if all passageways – including the elevator – are clear and large enough to move your appliances safely. Have in mind that most legitimate movers reserve the right to refuse service if they deem the job hazardous to the team’s health and safety.
Valuables such as documents and jewellery
Those are best to come with you on the car, instead with the rest of your goods on the van. Thus you will minimise the risk of losing something, and at the same time, you will be able to check on them regularly for your own peace of mind.
Family heirlooms and other items with emotional value
Even if your grandmother’s china set is not that valuable, it may have emotional value for you much greater than anything that can be measured with money. Make sure to inform your movers in advance about such objects so that they know they need to be extra careful with them. Labelling the boxes clearing stating that they contain fragile valuables will also be a good idea.