In everyday life, people take precautions for safety and security, from password protection on phones to wearing seatbelts in vehicles. Moving day should be no different. To protect against theft and damage as you relocate your belongings, use these tips from UF Mover Guys!
How To Avoid Moving-Related Damage
To protect your items during transport, you can pack and load them carefully. But to avoid damage to your new home, follow these precautions while unloading boxes.
Don’t Carry Heavy, Bulky Items Alone
It’s not only bad for your back to lift a heavy box by yourself. Should you lose your grip, the box could easily dent a wall or crack a tile floor. To safely unload bulky items, team up with a friend or loved one to distribute the weight, or call our movers in Gainesville, FL.
Measure Furniture Beforehand
Not all doorways are the same size. A bookshelf that you carried with no problems out of your old home could just as easily get hung up on the door frame at the new house. Therefore a good adage to use when moving is, “measure twice, carry once.” After all, it takes less effort and money to disassemble furniture, thus ensuring it fits, than to repair damage to a home.
Ways To Prevent Theft
Even though Gainesville is among Florida’s safest cities in most categories of crime, thefts still occur. To avoid having your items being taken on moving day, use these security tips.
Keep Items Organized & Contained
A sprawl of boxes and items left unattended is like an open invitation to would-be thieves, who could be interested in anything from clothes to electronics. But organizing your items helps keep them safe from creeping burglars; it’s easier to keep track of boxes stacked together. For extra security, you can unload the truck one item at a time, locking the door between trips.
Hire Trusted, Reputable Movers
How can you be sure the movers won’t drive off into the sunset with your possessions? The answer is to choose a trusted company with a reputation for competence and honesty. When you hire professionals to handle the move, you can relax and focus on other aspects of life.
UF Mover Guys is a team of movers Gainesville residents have trusted for more than 10 years. Contact us for an estimate!