Keep Your Belongings Safe during Moving Day
One of the best things you can do to keep your belongings safe on moving day is to hire a reputable moving company to handle your move. Experienced movers around Phoenix have the tools and the training to move all of your items safely and efficiently. However, you need to take extra steps to ensure that your home and your belongings are safe from others.
Here are a few simple things you can do to ensure that your belongings stay safe on moving day (and beyond):
Make Your Home Look Occupied
You may move out of your house long before selling it. When people see that the house is vacant, they may be tempted to break inside and take what they can. You may not feel this is much of a threat if the house doesn’t have any belongings. However, thieves can take lighting fixtures, plumbing, and much more. You don’t want to find your house stripped and in need of repairs when you are trying to sell it.
You can make your home look occupied by visiting it frequently, setting the lights on a timer, and maintaining the yard. If there’s a “For Sale” sign out front, that might make people think the house is vacant. But some people continue to live in their homes while they are selling, so do what you can to make sure yours look like you are still living there.
Label Boxes with Rooms
You should be able to trust any reputable movers to get your belongings to your new home without anything going missing. But maybe you rushed into hiring a company without vetting it, and you mistakenly hired some unethical movers. Or maybe you asked friends you thought you could trust to help you move, and you end up with missing items.
You can limit the temptation to steal things by labelling your boxes with what rooms the items go in, rather than labelling what the actual contents are. People are much less tempted by “Living room” than they are by “Bose speaker system.” Keep the labels as helpful yet generic as possible so that you know where your things are but you don’t alert anyone to the valuables inside.
Keep Valuables with You
Again, you aren’t going to have any problems with a reputable moving company. But to be extra safe, and to protect you if you don’t have a moving company or haven’t properly vetted your movers, you should keep any valuables with you. That includes precious jewelry, cash, gem stones, paper bonds, and other items of obvious value. You should also keep identifying documents such as passports, birth certificates, and social security cards with you.
Just create a box or bag of these items to put in your car while you are moving or to take on the airplane with you.
Control the Locks
Every door in your house doesn’t have to be open on the day of your move. Keep back doors locked while people are going in and out of the front, and vice versa. You’ll keep out people who might see moving day chaos as a chance to slip inside and take something valuable.
You should also change the locks on your new house as soon as you’re settled. You don’t want previous owners or the people they lent a key to be able to enter.
Get a Home Security System
You don’t always move in all in one go. Sometimes, you bring a few items, and then you return later with some more items. When people see a half-empty house or a lot of loading and unloading, they know there are opportunities to take things of value and that people won’t always be around to watch out for the things.
You can protect your home by getting a security system installed right away. Have it up and running before you move any of your things in to the new place. Thieves are likely to be deterred by the security system sign, and even if they break in, they are likely to run off before taking anything once they hear the alarm.
Taking a few simple steps can help you keep all your belongings safe during your move and ensure that you enjoy a more seamless transition to your new home. Finding the right movers is the first step to ensuring that your items are not only safe from theft but also from accidental damage. Phoenix experienced movers take the care and have the know-how to get all your belongings to their new home safely.
A to Z Valleywide Movers is the moving company that Gilbert residents trust. We are a licensed and insurance moving company with years in the area. We have provided local moves and long-distance moves for many clients, and we have consistently earned their trust and their positive reviews. Contact us today to get a quote for your move.