Moving Precious Valuables
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Perhaps the most unsettling thought related to moving is that of moving your valuable items. Many people consider items of material worth to be replaceable, but what about your precious valuable heirlooms? This article will help you pack those delicate memories found in pictures.
Moving pictures is a scary and intimidating process because of their fragile, flimsy nature. Pictures of your family, friends, and other loved ones are priceless and must be handled properly. While small pictures can be stood up and placed in regular boxes, your larger and more delicate pictures need to be handled just right.
Many movers have cartons or boxes that are especially designed for moving pictures or mirrors. Contact your moving company ahead of time to see if they have these items for moving pictures. If you are moving yourself and renting a truck, check to see if the truck rental company has any specialty items designed for moving pictures.
Here are a few tips for moving pictures:
∑ When the box you are using to move your picture is open at both ends, make sure it is longer than the picture.
∑ Wrap your picture face-down in wrapping paper with a lot of slack on all sides.
∑ Wrap the picture much like you would a birthday or Christmas present, using all sides to cover the picture.
∑ Seal most of the carton, then slide the picture in last, finally sealing the last opening of the carton.
When moving pictures it is important that you research government regulations on what is considered an item of extraordinary value. Most moving companies consider moving pictures over $100 in value to be moving a value of extraordinary value.
Finally, if it is at all possible it is recommended that you move these items yourself. While you may have hired a reputable mover, moving pictures donít have the same effect on every person. While these items are of extraordinary value to you, thatís not necessarily the case for the mover.
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