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How To Pack Separately But Effectively

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Packing and moving valuables like jewelry, antiques or other items which may have sentimental value and are irreplaceable are best kept with you or a family member during your move.

The moving process can be overwhelming, and you need to be certain not to lose track of things that you rarely use, including those with sentimental value.

Regardless of who moves your valuable belongings, these items need to be packed with safety and care during transportation. This doesn’t need to be something that causes you stress, it just requires a little pre-planning.

Also some things need to be set aside in a move because they are not safe for moving transport and others because they are convenient to have handy for your own comfort.

Keep Your Valuables Close And Protected

This list covers the things that are priceless or irreplaceable to you, regardless of their monetary value. We suggest the items listed here are best kept with you in your personal vehicle during your move, if for no other reason than your own peace of mind.

What to pack separately in a move:

  • Address books
  • Airline tickets
  • Car titles
  • Cell phones
  • Checkbooks
  • Computer
  • Computer data files/backup hard drives
  • Contact information
  • Dental Records
  • Documents for your new home
  • Family photos and videos
  • Photo albums
  • Financial documents (stocks, bonds, CDs, IRAs, deeds, tax records)
  • Home videos
  • House and Car Keys
  • Insurance Policies
  • Jewelry and Furs
  • Keys (car, furniture, new home)
  • Laptop and tablet computers
  • Medical Records
  • Medical, dental and veterinarian records
  • Cash/Money
  • Moving company forms and documents
  • New home Documents
  • PDAs/phones and chargers
  • Prescription medicine
  • Professional files/research projects
  • School Records

Packing Jewelry

While moving Jewelry, if you have original packaging, then these may be the best option for moving your valuable Jewelry. Or else it will be ideal to buy separate protective boxes for moving your expensive Jewelry without any damage or loss.

Packing Financial and Legal Documents

While moving, there can be multiple types of important documents you must be planning to carry with you. When you are planning to pack your financial documents such as tax records, bank statements, IRAs, stocks, bonds, and deeds, consider reducing the size of your documents.

It is always best to create a digital backup of all documents. You can easily do that by scanning. You can easily and quickly share the required document’s digital copy whenever necessary instead of sharing the original physical copy. This will also reduce the size and number of personal boxes you need to transport in your vehicle on moving day and result in fewer things to keep track of.

Packing Medications & Prescriptions

One of the most personal and essential items you can need is your medication and prescriptions during and after the move. It is necessary to keep them close to you during the move.

We recommend you to pack all your necessary medications into your First Night Box. We advise you to make sure all the lids and packs are tightly closed and that medications/ pills are specially wrapped and placed upright in the box to avoid any type of loss. Also, be sure to do proper careful packaging of medications that are needed to be stored into controlled temperature.

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