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Protecting your items when moving home

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

Moving home can be a very stressful experience and it can be very easy for items to get lost or damaged in the process. However, with the right plans in place and a little preparation, there is a way you can safeguard your possessions and reduce your stress levels.

Use the correct boxes

Using the correct boxes is key to protecting your items. If you’re using a moving company like HomeMoovers, then they will be able to sort this for you. However, if you’re doing this yourself, make sure you take some time to collect the right-sized boxes. You will also need a range of different boxes, so keep this in mind when choosing the correct ones.

When you start to pack your fragile items, they won’t travel well in giant boxes under other heavy items, no matter how much padding you use. Ultimately, heavier items need to go in smaller boxes so that you don’t overpack.

Label, label, label

This may seem an obvious step, but you should ensure that you label all boxes correctly. This step usually gets overlooked and this is where issues can occur. Although, simply scribbling Kitchen or Bathroom on your boxes will not be helpful. You should be making clear, specific labels on boxes that will stop your favourite glass from getting thrown into the room and broken. This will also help you to get the most important boxes in the house first so that you can easily find the most important items like the kettle etc.

Check your insurance covers your possessions

If you have home insurance, you’ll likely have your possessions covered under your policy. However, you should double-check your policy beforehand. If you don’t yet have insurance, you can find affordable options through online comparison sites. Additionally, if you’re using movers like us, you should fully research what coverage they offer within their service and be sure to research this online and read the reviews.

If you’re looking for a removal company to help you move home, try our online free quote service today.

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