Transporting valuables

Transporting valuables

Transporting valuables

Transporting valuables

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    Insights from a Moving Industry Expert – James Sanders

    Moving to a new home in the UK is a significant life event, and it often involves transporting valuable possessions and precious antiques. With over 35 years of experience in the moving industry, I understand the unique challenges and responsibilities associated with moving such items. Whether you’re relocating to the picturesque town of Cannock, the historic city of Lichfield, the tranquil town of Stafford, or the vibrant city of Birmingham, this article provides expert insights and practical advice on how to safely and securely transport your valuables and antiques during your residential move.

    Assessment and Documentation

    Detailed Inventory

    Create a detailed inventory list of all valuables and antiques you plan to move, including descriptions, photographs, and appraisals if available.

    Professional Appraisal

    Consider having your valuable items professionally appraised before the move to determine their current market value.

    Assess Insurance

    Review your insurance policies to understand coverage for your valuable items during the move. Consider additional coverage if needed.

    Packing and Protection

    Use Quality Materials

    Invest in specialized packing materials such as custom crates, padded wraps, and anti-static packaging for electronics.

    Extra Care

    Pay extra attention to fragile items by using bubble wrap, packing paper, and sturdy boxes with ample cushioning.

    Climate Considerations

    For sensitive antiques, maintain a stable climate by using temperature-controlled transportation options.

    Professional Packing Services

    Experienced Removalists

    Consider hiring professional removalist services like Cannock Removals, Lichfield Removals, Stafford Removals, or Birmingham Removals, who have experience in handling valuables and antiques.

    Custom Crates

    Opt for custom crates for highly valuable or delicate items to ensure maximum protection.

    Specialized Transportation

    Choose transportation methods that offer secure and monitored transport for your valuables.

    Security Measures

    Detailed Tracking

    Maintain a detailed inventory tracking system to account for every item during the move.

    Secure Storage

    If necessary, store your valuables and antiques in a secure facility during the move, especially if there’s a gap between leaving your old home and moving into your new one.

    Enhanced Security

    Consider installing alarm systems and surveillance cameras for additional security

    Unpacking and Placement

    Careful Unwrapping

    When unpacking, handle items delicately and ensure that no packing materials remain attached.

    Strategic Placement

    Place your valuables and antiques in secure locations in your new home, away from heavy traffic areas or potential hazards

    Post-Move Appraisal

    Consider getting your valuables and antiques reappraised after the move to update their valuation

    Article Author ;

    James Sanders - Law LLB | 15 Years Removals Experience | Uk National & International | Web Developer & Designer | HGV Class 2 Driver & Trainer
    • James Sanders is a veteran of the Removals industry having worked for some of the largest removal companies in the UK. An expert at local, national and international removals he now runs Moving Circle and likes to keep things small enough to manage and maintain quality whilst providing a comprehensive range of service for its clients.

    Based on 42 reviews
    Ruth Knott
    Ruth Knott
    Amazing service!! Without James and his team, my move probably wouldn't have happened. They got me out of a tight spot at really short notice thanks to solicitors not exchanging contracts until 4 days before my move Extremely professional set up from the minute they arrived, throughout the whole day up until they left. They took great care with my furniture and other possessions and so skilled In getting everything into my brand new build property without causing any damage. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needed a professional, reliable and caring removals firm at a very reasonable price. For anyone moving in and around Staffordshire Moving Circles are the 👌
    Jenny Summerfield
    Jenny Summerfield
    James and the team were amazing. Moving house is really stressful but everyone worked really well together and has us packed up, moved in to our new home without a hitch.
    Darren Powell
    Darren Powell
    Couldn’t fault the service provided by Moving Circle Removals. We couldn’t be happier with the communication and value for money for a move of some distance. Thankyou
    Nicola Appaji
    Nicola Appaji
    A Professional Company with very friendly staff. They were good value and very responsive throughout the move. They helped us out when we needed a backup removal company quickly on a Bank holiday. I would recommend them to everyone they were amazing helped us feel relaxed on our moving day.
    Hannah Grant
    Hannah Grant
    Absolutely fantastic service! Had a solicitor nightmare in the morning and the guys just took it in their stride. Amazing professional service from start to finish. Would highly recommend!
    Mike Soles
    Mike Soles
    James and Tommy helped us from booking , quoting, packing moving and storage . Their service was friendly, professional,& very helpful. Nothing was too much trouble , even down to providing storage for excess items! Moving circles was recommended to us by a friend , and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others ! Thank you guys !
    Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan
    Nice team and very accommodating, great job.
    Susie Perry
    Susie Perry
    I used moving circles removals quite recently and I must say what a pleasure it was, the lads were great , very professional, very helpful. The move was very smooth! I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is moving house soon. Thank you guys for helping me out 😊👍🏻
    Kimberley Greenwood
    Kimberley Greenwood
    James & team recently helped us move house - we cannot fault the service and would highly recommend. James was really professional from the outset and also very flexible when our completion date kept moving around (unlike many other removal companies). The team that turned up on the day to support the move was also great - efficient and worked really hard throughout the move day. Moving Circles was also highly competitive in their pricing. Thank you Moving Circles - would definitely work with your team again in future!
    Angela Jones
    Angela Jones
    We used Moving CIrcles for our recent move and I am so glad that we did . From the very first consultation right through to the actual move, I cannot fault the service that we received. The guys that did the move were very friendly and professional throughout, nothing was damaged and everything was put where we asked. I would highly recommend James and the team who certainly went above and beyond to ensure a smooth move. Thank you so much.
    How much do movers cost for a two bedroom apartment uk?

    How much does a removal service cost when moving flat? On average, the removal cost for a 2 bedroom flat will usually cost somewhere in the range of £315 and £500, plus VAT.

    How much do you tip movers?

    A good rule is to give £20-£25 to each person from the moving team for a half-day. If they have been working for the entire day, it might be reasonable to give them £40 to £50 for their efforts. A little extra would be nice if they have been taking heavy items up and down the stairs.

    What is the most expensive day to Move?

    Tuesday is the most expensive day to move house. If you're choosing your moving date primarily for financial reasons, then Sunday is the best day to move house for you. Book your removal company in advance and compare removal companies to ensure you're getting the best possible deal for your removal costs.