Handle with care!

No one wants to lose an item or incur damage when moving their possessions to their new home. And when you’re moving high-value items, the seriousness of losing or breaking something is very real.  

High-value items can mean a number of things. It can be grandpa’s baseball card collection that can’t be duplicated, sterling silver candlesticks from your wedding or even jewelry. How you decide what is valuable can be up to you or you can contact an appraisal expert to help you put a price on the item.  

According to an article on move.org, some moving companies will tell you that anything that is over $100 per pound will be considered high value. Others may say that anything that is worth over $1000 is also in this special category.  

Hiring a move management company, like WayForth, that can handle your special items is key to making sure that these items are protected. Start by asking questions about how the organization categorizes high-end pieces and how they will handle these items.  

WayForth is your trusted move management company that will ensure your move is protected. Our moving professionals are trained to take care of every item carefully and considerately. Contact our team of experts today for help with your next move! 

Use a special inventory list 

Moving companies should use a special high value item inventory list that is kept separately from your other possessions’ inventory. This can help both you and your moving organization know what should be treated at a high value. It can be helpful at the beginning of the process and at the end when items are delivered.  

Proper materials make a difference 

Whether you decide to pack your special items yourself or have a company pack them, make sure to use the proper materials to cushion and protect your valuables. This is not the time to use a box from the grocery store! Instead, make sure items are in boxes designed with a double wall. Some companies can even build a special crate if a piece of artwork or sculpture needs one.  

Make sure that whoever is packing understands the proper process. Professional packers know how to make the most of the space in a box or container while protecting each individual piece. Each box should be clearly marked so that the movers know that the box contains fragile or high-value items.  

Take precious things with you 

There are some valuable items that are better off with you than in a moving truck. Medications, precious jewelry or special collections such as sterling silverware might be safer in your car where you can keep an eye on them. If you’re in doubt, see if the items will fit in your car or have a family member or trusted friend transport them for you.  

Let WayForth’s move management team help you or a loved one with all the details of moving including downsizing, packing and unpacking. Contact us today. How you move matters, move with WayForth. 

About the Author: WayForth

WayForth is the definitive provider of comprehensive and personalized moving solutions for life and business. Since 2016, WayForth has led the way in move management, providing solutions to over 15,000 individuals and families. How you move matters and no matter the destination, WayForth serves as a guide making life’s transitions easier to navigate. Call 1.844.WAYFORTH today to learn how we can help with your next move!
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