How do i ensure that my belongings are safely packed and transported by a moving company?

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You can use packaging materials such as bubble wrap and frothed peanuts to protect fragile items. It's also important to label boxes as “fragile.” Some moving companies also offer packing services. The international moving page here says check moving prices from multiple sites. It holds moving companies accountable in the same way that a moving inspection would hold the owner or landlord accountable for anything they were responsible for.

Finally, the easiest way to protect your move is to simply pack all of your items as carefully and safely as possible. For example, if you pack your own boxes, it can be difficult to file a claim against a moving company for the damaged items in those boxes. Create a detailed inventory list with descriptions and photographs of your belongings before the move. All professional interstate moving companies must have a license number issued by the United States Department of Transportation.

It's a valid concern, but with the right precautions and careful planning, you can significantly reduce the risk of theft or damage during the move.

Plus, if you've decided to hire a professional moving company, you don't need to trust everything to your carriers.

Plan your move well in advance, pack items securely, label boxes clearly, communicate effectively with moving companies, and have an alternative plan in case of unexpected problems. Moving insurance gives you peace of mind in the event of damage or loss during the move and offers you financial compensation for your items. Finding a reliable and reputable moving company is the most important step in protecting your move.

Treating your moving professionals better than they expect to be treated will give them an incentive not to steal from you. Transporting your frail and expensive belongings during a move can be stressful, but with the right preparations and care, you can ensure that everything arrives safely to your new home. You can easily decide to move any object or document that you consider too valuable yourself.

Pam Ostrander
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