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Tips to maintain security during a move from Boca Raton, FL

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Moving to a new home is never easy, and it takes so much more than just transporting your things. One of the most usual concerns of those who are moving is how to maintain security during a move. To do that you also need to ensure security for everyone involved and your belongings. There are many moving companies from Florida to New Jersey, and many ways to arrange and complete a move. Therefore, you should do some research to find the easiest way for you. With no further ado, let’s start explaining some useful tips!

Maintain security during a move by making an inventory list

No matter if you’re moving to another town, or relocating to another country, your safety and the security of your things is vital. There are many ways to maintain security during a move, and one of them is making an inventory list.

Couple taking inventory to maintain security during a move
Taking inventory of your belongings is essential when moving

Remember to list every single item you plan to bring with you to your new place. It’s a great idea to take photos of any fragile items or valuables to keep with the list. You will also stay organized, as you will know which boxes go where once you reach your new home. If you choose to hire professional packing services, you’ll be able to track your inventory easier. It will also reduce the chance of lost items. Once you make your inventory list, give one copy to your movers, and keep one for yourself.

Maintain safety by hiring reliable movers

Finding a reliable moving company is the first step to take to maintain security during a move. A reputable moving company will make sure that your belongings get safely to your new home. Here are some of the things to check before hiring a moving company:

  • Visit their website and look for important information about the company. If something important is missing, such as information about the administration, it might be a sign of fraud.
  • Check if they are licensed and registered. By doing so, you will avoid any possible moving scams.
  • Look up useful reviews from previous customers and check their ratings.
  • If your moving company offers insurance, you can get refunded in case of damaged or lost belongings.

There are many professional companies out there, but unfortunately, there are also some fraudulent ones. That is why it is essential to research them and hire a reliable one. You will avoid many moving problems by letting professional Boca movers handle your move.

Secure your home during a move

Don’t hesitate to ask your friends and family members for some help when moving to a new home. While they can help you out with packing, they can also help you maintain security during a move. On the big day, your house will be full of people, and some of them will be strangers to you, such as the movers. Additionally, your front doors will probably be left open the entire day so that the movers can load your belongings faster. To keep robbers away from your house and belongings, ask a friend to stay by the door while you load the boxes.

Mislabel the boxes that contain valuables

Not only that by labeling your boxes properly you will stay organized, but it will be easier for you to unpack. However, identifying a box that contains valuables and jewelry as such makes it easy prey for potential robbers. We advise you to mislabel those boxes and keep a list of what is actually inside every box with you.

Person in white shirt labeling moving boxes with red pen
Don’t label your jewelry or valuable boxes as such, instead, you can label it as if they were ordinary items

Consider renting a storage unit

If you’re not sure that you can keep all your possessions safe while moving, you can always rent out a storage unit. By doing so, you won’t clutter your house and boxes won’t be all over the place. Also, you will not worry about someone taking something from your home while you’re not looking.

There are many storage facilities out there, and you should research before renting out one. If you feel overwhelmed with tasks, there is a solution for that! Most reliable companies offer storage services. By renting a storage unit from professionals, you can rest assured that all your belongings will be safe and sound. 

Secure your new home

Even before you move to your new home, you need to start thinking about securing it. You will be in a new environment, and your possessions will be all over the place. It’s very easy for someone to sneak in and steal your belongings. So, make sure you secure your new home before your belongings reach their new destination. 

Start by replacing the locks on all doors. Make sure that you locked the basement and the garage. Another thing that we encourage you to do is to install security cameras as well. If your new home already has one, make sure to change all passwords and security codes. That way, you can rest assured no one but you and your family will have easy access to the home.

House keys inside door lock
Change the door locks of your new home so you are sure only you and your family members have the keys

Avoid moving injures

Besides your belongings that need to be safe during the move, priority always has to be your health and your safety. Usually, people get severe injuries while moving due to a lack of experience. In case you have injured yourself during the relocation, or you just have a headache, always keep a bag with the essentials with you. Aspirin, painkillers, antibiotics, and band-aids are a must-have during a move. Some of the reasons why these injuries happen are because of heavy lifting and improper packing. That is why it is essential to have high-quality moving supplies and to pack smartly.

We hope you found our tips helpful and that you will easily maintain security during a move! We wish you a nice experience and good luck!

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