How to prevent breakages of valuable household items while moving
September 5, 2019
Moving can be a stressful and hectic affair. What makes it worse is the fact that there are some household items and appliances that are fragile and break easily if not handled properly. Even though it may be cheaper in the short term to move on your own, it may cost you a lot more in terms of breakages of precious home items. Some of the things that need special attention include:
- Jacuzzis and hot tubs
- Bulky electrical appliances
- Paintings, sculptures, and other valuable pieces of art
There are various ways to minimize the probability of damages. These include:
1. Insure your valuables
In some cases, breakages are usually inevitable, especially when one is attempting to move with little help. Therefore, it is only logical to insure valuable household items such as pianos before you move. This ensures that, in the case of breakages or total damage, the insurance can cover the cost of repair or replacement.
2. Ensure that warranty certificates and owner manuals are in your possession
All new appliances such as hot tubs, fridges, and TVs come with warranty certificates. Once you buy these appliances, it is crucial to keep these manuals and documents in a safe place. This ensures that once you are moving, you should read the manuals on how to go about it safely.
3. Ask for help or hire professional help
Since some household appliances are bulky, it is safer to always ask for help. Furthermore, with an extra pair of hands, one can ensure that the probability of damage is reduced. Another method one can go about this is by asking for professional help. Moving companies have professional expertise and can provide safety equipment to make sure that your belongings are safe.
4. Acquire suitable tools and safety gear to make moving easier.
For bulky and valuable belongings, it is always safer to use the appropriate equipment when moving them. Equipment such as moving trolleys, ramps (when loading tow trucks) and tie-downs come in handy during such times.
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