Moving can be stressful on its own, but when you have to make sure your valuables are safe, it can become even more overwhelming. But with the right plan and help you can make the whole process easy and stress-free.
Whether you’re moving out of your home in Nedlands or moving in, we put together a list of answers to questions you might have about protecting your valuables during the move.
Do I need to inventory my precious goods?
Once you determine your valuable items, which could include jewellery, important documents, electronics, family heirlooms, art pieces and antique items, consider creating an inventory list. Although you might think it’s too time-consuming, it will save you a lot of headache in an instance something goes missing or gets damaged during the move.
On your inventory list, you can include the description of the item, its the current condition and for extra peace of mind a photo of it as visual proof of their condition.
What packaging supplies should I use for my valuables?
If you kept the original packaging, then it is the best way to protect your goods during transportation. For everything else you can use:
- Appropriately sized boxes, containers and protective cases
- Custom wooden crates
- Packing paper
- Bubble wrap
We also recommend keeping your small valuables and documents with you, e.g., jewellery, documents or life-saving medication.
How do I pack and move my valuables to my new home?
When packing your precious goods, always use high-quality packing tape and line your boxes and containers with packing paper. For extra protection, you can use bubble wrap or soft packing paper, securing it in place with tape. For jewellery use their respective jewellery boxes or sealable plastic bags.
When it comes to antique furniture, electronics or bulky and heavy items, it is best to trust specialists as they will have all the necessary equipment and packing materials for the job. At Fox Removals, we have a highly trained team that knows how to handle your precious goods from packing to delivering it safely to your new home.
Do I need insurance?
Even if you have home contents insurance, you might not be covered while your goods are in transit. To make sure that you are financially protected and don’t face any out-of-pocket costs due to loss or damages, obtain insurance that will cover your valuables during the move. Most of the time, when you hire a professional removals company, they will have insurance included in the quote.
How do I find a professional removalist in Nedlands?
Look for a local removals company that knows the area well. Make sure that they offer specialty removal services, so you can stay reassured that your antiques and precious goods are in good hands.
Our team at Fox Removals has been helping our clients move their valuables to new homes for over 25 years. We know the Perth area, including Nedlands, like the back of our hands. Our removals specialists use the best equipment and packaging materials for any job. Fox Removals’ quotes also include insurance. You can get a quick quote online now or give us a call on 0488 839 369.