Packing Important Documents
Moving houses can be a hectic process and especially if you are doing it for the first time. Some people even forget to arrange with the moving company while others leave out important items due to lack of prior preparation. Similarly, others lose important documents in the course of moving to a new house due to poor packing considerations. Before you make that call to order for a professional moving service, it is important to ensure that all your important documents are safe.
Here is all you need to know about packing important documents while moving.
Sort out your documents
Create time out of your busy packing schedule to go over your documents. Establish what documents are worth moving with, and which ones you no longer need and you can dispose before you move. Additionally, arrange all the documents based on their significance and store each in different files, cabinets, or boxes for quick access and future reference.
Have a backup of all your documents
Before you have the moving company come in to haul your items, ensure you have made a backup of all your documents. You could actually have several of these in place. Remember that all documents in your cabinet including receipts are as important as the title deed of your house and all need to be backed up such that you can access them in future should anything happen to the hard copy ones.
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Ways of storing your documents
There are two ways to store your documents: You can either have them in electronic form, or store them in a bank safe. With the advancement in technology, having your documents in electronic form has many advantages. Apart from their guaranteed safety, you have access to them anytime you need them, wherever you are. If you choose the second option, you can find a local bank, preferably in your new home and get your documents stored in a safe deposit box.
Pack documents in appropriate boxes
Documents are better kept in a more organized way where they can be easily assessed in file boxes that are meant just for storing documents. Such boxes are perfect in size, strong in construction and some have inserts for keeping folders safe and organized. If there is any document that you are not in need of in your new home, make sure that you place crumpled in a binder, or folders to help you differentiate between important and not-so-important documents.
Seal all packages carrying important documents
You should take all necessary security measures to ensure that your sensitive documents are well secured before you hand over your property to the moving company. You can do this by having such documents in sealed up containers or envelopes. Use taper-proof locks or tapes to seal your documents permanently.
Moving with your important documents can be challenging and very much a security risk. However, if you take the aforementioned measures and hire a trusted moving company, your documents will get to your new home safely.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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