Moving and relocation are fairly common both to individuals and businesses alike. Families may wish to relocate for reasons of education, career opportunities and greener pastures while businesses do so mostly for purposes of expansion, better operations and wider market reach. The belongings or assets of both parties that have to be packed and moved would obviously vary. Families have assets they use for their day to day living while companies own those that aid them in their daily operations. But both have a common denominator. Both families and businesses have important documents to pack, move, transfer and secure. Amber Moves has some tips for us on proper packing of important documents and papers.
Tip Number One: Being organized has its perks. Categorize and segregate all your files. At home your files could range from receipts, bills, birth certificates, asset titles, credit card and bank accounts, school records, health certificates and the like. In the office, the documents to be dealt with are vaster and will vary from one departmental office to another. Segregating and categorizing all of these would be beneficial as it would avoid for any files to get lost while in transit.
Tip Number Two: Choose sturdy, durable and thick boxes. Remember that files and documents are printed on paper. Alone this may be light but altogether they can pack some heavy weight in which case sturdy and durable cartons are a must. Additionally, you have to make sure that during the transit, it is protected from any moisture or else they will get drenched and their print could dissolve.
Tip Number Three: See to it that you label your boxes. You do not want these documents to get mixed up with your other belongings or assets. They could get lost in the pile or even get squished by heavier equipment and furniture while en route to your new place. Labeling them properly should make it easier for you and your movers to know what should be handled with care.
Tip Number Four: Amber Moves experts also suggest that as much as possible, keep very important and confidential documents with you. For families and individuals, your files would most likely be as many as one to two boxes thus it is advisable that you keep the cartons containing them near you. Preferably in your personal vehicle and not in the moving van. For business owners, getting a secure and special relocation van would be the best option.