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How to Protect Your Valuables When Moving

Moving to a new home or office and worried about keeping your valuable belongings safe? Here are some simple and easy tips from our Calgary movers on how to best protect the things that mean the most to you.

Whether your move is just across town or to another state, relocating your home or business is no easy feat! Moving is a daunting job that requires planning, preparation, and a great deal of effort, especially when you have items that are heavy, fragile, or very valuable. It's true that it's easy to hire someone to help you move off a site like Craigslist or Kijiji, but this option isn't always the safest. 

Hiring professional movers is always the best choice because they:

  • can ensure your belongings are insured and moved safely
  • understand all the routes and neighbourhoods so your property can be safely dispatched and transported
  • have the right equipment and skills to do the job safely and correctly
  • can save you time and money
  • lower your risk of injury

Why Precision Movers Is One of Calgary's Best Moving Companies

Precision Movers is one of Calgary’s longest running family-owned moving companies. We have been successfully relocating homes and businesses for over thirty years.

We understand the stress and anxiety moving can bring, so we make it our top priority to alleviate the strain by providing a friendly, helpful, and reliable moving service to make your experience enjoyable.

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How to Protect Your Valuables During a Relocation

Relocating to a new home or office can be an exciting, yet stressful, experience. With so many details to consider, it’s no wonder that many people struggle to keep on top of security for their belongings.

For both home and office movers, here are the best tips on how to ensure your valuables stay safe from damage and theft during a relocation:

1. Choose The Best Movers In Calgary

While enlisting the service of professional movers is your best bet when it comes to moving your belongings safely, it’s absolutely crucial that you vet any companies you are considering.

Unscrupulous movers can scam you with hidden fees, or even refuse to deliver your belongings until you’ve paid them.  

Key Questions to ALWAYS Ask When Hiring Professional Movers

  • Is your moving company properly licensed?
  • How long has your business been relocating properties?
  • What liability coverage to you provide?
  • What are your extra services and how much do you charge for them?
  • How long will my relocation take?
  • How do you charge for your moving service? (by hour, weight, number of movers etc)

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2. Take Inventory In Advance

It’s very easy to lose track of things during a move, and it can take a while to unpack and find everything again on the other end. When it comes to valuables, this can be a HUGE problem.

Our tips:

  • Make a list of valuables ahead of time.
  • Take detailed photographs so you have proof of ownership (you’ll need this for insurance purposes).
  • Make a simple spreadsheet with columns for the name of the object, the box number, how it’s getting moved and its condition upon arrival.


There are even apps for this! Check out Sortly, an easy-to-use app that helps you keep track of everything you’re moving. You can attach photos and add notes. You can even print out labels with QR codes you can scan to see what’s inside a box!


3. Store What You Can

If there are small, but critical, items you won’t need right away, you might want to consider putting them in a safe deposit box or a self-storage unit until you’re fully settled into your new place.

Important papers and expensive jewellery that would be heartbreaking to lose can be safely locked away. Without the fear of losing those items, you will have less to worry about on moving day. If you don't want to get a safe deposit box, you can simply leave those items with trusted friends and family.

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4. Be Vigilant

This tip is especially important for movers who are relocating long distances. To protect your valuables from theft, one of the best moving tips is to ALWAYS safeguard your moving truck or vehicle.

When you stop at a restaurant or a hotel, remember to:

  • Lock the doors, as well as the trunk or back of your vehicle.
  • Park your vehicle where you can watch it from a window.
  • Park near the front of the property, where there is better lighting and more visibility.
  • Back the moving truck up to a building or a wall.
  • If you have another vehicle with you, consider parking it in front of the truck.


Want More Information?

To find out more about how our team of professional movers can help make your office or home relocation easier and stress-free, contact us at 403-540-4393 or fill in our online contact form. Once you've worked with our team, we know you'll see the difference that entrusting your move to some of Calgary's best movers can make.

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