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Keep Valuables Close During Move

Let’s be real. Every aspect of preparing to move can be stressful – but nothing causes more stress than losing something valuable during the moving process. 

Before you begin packing financial documents such as tax records, bank statements, stocks, bonds, and deeds, the experts at United Van Lines suggest you scan any documents you need a copy of but don’t need the physical document, then shred the original and securely back up your computer. This will not only cut down on the number of boxes you’ll need to transport in your personal vehicle on moving day but also result in fewer things to keep track of. 

Place important items like birth certificates, passports, legal paperwork, financial statements, login and password information, and warranty documents in a secure place.  Whether you’re using professional moving services or having friends help you, don’t put those items in a moving van or someone else’s vehicle. Keep these items with you or in your vehicle on moving day. 

Additional items you’ll want to keep close to you may include items such as cash, credit cards, cell phones, computers, chargers, treasured photos, insurance policies, jewelry, keys, medical records, and prescription medications. 

For added protection, be discrete when labeling moving boxes. Don’t list what’s inside a box, Instead, write the name of the room that box will be going into (e.g., “master bedroom”). If you think you won’t remember what is packed in each box, number each box and keep a list for yourself with what valuables are in each box.

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