Nelson Markesbery Moving has served as Cincinnati movers for more than 100 years. Throughout that time, we were able to see it all! As a result, we’ve learned what can cause some of the biggest moving disasters and the steps you can take to avoid them.

Carefully Pack Your Items for the Road

When it comes to long distance moving, your boxes need to be packed extra carefully. Not only will they have to deal with the bumps that come with traveling hundreds or thousands of miles, but they also need to be prepared to be handled by many hands. The key to preventing any damage along the way is to cushion everything. You should also make sure nothing is loose and that the lids are secure for the long haul.

Insure All of Your Belongings

Unfortunately, you can take every precaution in the world, and that still doesn’t mean that each and every item will stay safe. For that reason, it is a good idea to invest in moving insurance. While all companies offer basic valuation protection, it is up to you to decide whether you need more. You should ask your company how much coverage they offer, and from there, you can look into full-value coverage.

Make a No-Pack Box

Countless customers continue to forget one of the most important steps in the moving process—creating a box that doesn’t get packed by the movers. Since your new home likely won’t have all the essentials for eating a basic meal, using the bathroom, or cleaning, we recommend that you keep a box with you to get you through a few days without your items. For long-distance moves, you should include extra clothes and toiletries as well! 

Check Outdoor Furniture for Bugs

If you are moving out of state, you need to inspect your outdoor furniture thoroughly. Many regulations could prevent your items from crossing a state line if they are transporting a bug that is considered a contaminant. We recommend that you read up on government resources to find out more about these regulations and how to get rid of larvae, moths, and more.

Leave Behind Food and Liquids

Even if you have non-perishable food, it can get contaminated or crushed leaving you with a mess! Therefore, we always tell our customer to leave any food and liquids behind. If you don’t want to throw them away, consider donating them to a local food pantry!

For help avoiding other disasters, you should work with a team of trained professionals like the experts of Nelson Markesbery Moving. We have several moving and storage solutions to meet your exact needs, so we can help make your local or long distance move as simple and stress-free as possible!

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