When packing for a move, many people are careful to lovingly pack up their fragile keepsakes and delicate collector’s items, but they still forget to protect the most valuable items they possess. Accidents do happen, and as upset as you’d surely be over losing your record collection, imagine how you’d feel if your vital documents were lost and destroyed in the move. According to M. Dyer & Sons, Inc., Hawaii’s leading moving company, taking a few extra steps every time you move can help lighten the blow if disaster strikes.
Keep these helpful tips in mind before your next move:
- Always keep your vital documents, such as birth certificates, investment papers, and property lists with you when you move, but scan them just in case they get lost in the confusion.
- Business owners should also make electronic copies of registration and licenses, and contact a moving company with experience transporting important files and documents.
- Take photos of all of your furniture and most valuable belongings. Fires, floods, and other major accidents are incredibly rare, but if something terrible does happen, photographic evidence will help speed things up with the insurance company.
- People tend to take electronics for granted, but the fact is that they are extremely sensitive. External hard drives and cloud storage options make it very easy to back up all of your data before a move. Data protection is even more important for commercial moves, especially for businesses with computerized inventory and expensive software.
If you’re moving in Hawaii or taking the big step from the mainland, trust your precious belongings to the best moving company available, with climate-controlled storage and years of experience. Visit M. Dyer & Sons, Inc. online or call (800) 922-2490 to request a quote.