Hiring movers is one of the most important things you can do to simplify your move and make it easier on yourself. However, just because you are hiring movers doesn't mean that you should have them move everything. Here are four things that you should move on your own.
1. Sensitive Documents
When transporting sensitive documents it is better to be safe than sorry. You wouldn't give someone access to your bank account, but by letting someone have free reign on your personal documents, you are essentially setting yourself up for identity theft.
For this reason, you should get all of your sensitive documents out of the house before the movers come to pack you up. You can move them directly into your car, or somewhere where they will be safe. If you don't have room for them in your car, or if you are flying or something, make sure that all of the sensitive information is in a locked box. This will help to protect anything important.
2. Family Heirlooms
Some insurance companies offer insurance on belongings. This means that if they break, damage or loose anything, the company will pay for it. However, even money cannot replace important family heirlooms. If you have items that are seriously irreplaceable, do not leave them with the movers. Accidents happen; even the most careful movers might break or loose something. Thus, keep your priceless items with your at all times.
If you own expensive jewelry it is better that you keep those with you. Jewelry is hard to prove that is was stolen. It could easily be misplaced. Thus, if something goes missing, it will be hard to prove that someone took it, especially a mover. Jewelry is a target for theft, and is hard to recover. For this reason, you should have a special place that you keep your jewelry. Once again, if you can't keep it with you, keep it in a locked box.
4. Guns and Ammo
If you have guns for home protection, it is better if you transport those yourself. You cannot be sure that the movers understand how to properly handle the weapons and you don't want to be responsible for someone hurting him or herself. If you have a safe that is locked, you can keep the guns in the safe while being transported. If you do not have a gun safe, you should keep the guns with you.
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