No doubt, a long distance move is a major and tiring job. It’s never that easy to shift your furniture to an entirely new place. You need to invest a major part of your available time, to plan a perfect move to reduce stress and troubles and avoid pitfalls along the way. Clearly understanding the difference between a local and a long distance move is the second most important pre-moving factor that should be taken into account.
- PROPER PACKING AND HANDLING OF YOUR FURNITURE.
You need to pack your belongings very properly. Each and every item should be well cushioned inside the box so as to avoid any damage or breaking of some of your favorite antique pieces. The packing should be done tightly and assure that nothing is loose. All the containers should be well sealed as your boxes follow different motions while travelling across a vast stretch of miles and may even turn upside down at some point. Prefer high quality moving boxes to ensure safety and avoid any kind of damage to your belongings.
- INSURE YOUR BELONGINGS PROPERLY.
Loading and unloading of your belongings is a risky job. In fact, RELOCATION is a high risk industry. Anything can happen to your belongings at any point of time. So always be ready to get the proper coverage, in case anything goes wrong. In case of confusion, you can also take the help of your moving company as they can explain the differences between the basic or proper coverage, more precisely. And in this way, you can make a more informed decision.
- ACT SMART.
Items such as driver’s license, social security card, passport, birth certificate, bank passbook, etc are some of the most important items that should be always present with you. So keep these items with you to avoid yourself getting into a big trouble. Don’t keep them along with your furniture.
- SAY NO TO FOOD AND LIQUIDS.
Avoid packing of food (even non-perishable food) and liquids to prevent your valuable and expensive furniture, from getting wet, such as cans of paint, bottles of wines and oil etc. In this way, you can also avoid harmful disease causing insects and worms as even non-perishable food are at risk of getting stale.
- PROPER ORGANISATION OF YOUR FURNITURE.
Organize your belongings in the best, proper way possible as it is a great time saver. Pack them accordingly to avoid any confusion at the day of your arrival. Keep the items that you will need immediately after your arrival such as clothes, pans, plates apart from your furniture.
- NAMING OF YOUR BOXES.
The moving trucks carry belongings of variety of different people. So to prevent your valuable stuffs from getting lost, provide a name or some other unique identifier to avoid confusions.
Given Above are some of the very useful tips from some of the well experienced experts at Quality Installers, the furniture relocation professionals in Austin.