There are a number of items that moving companies are not allowed to legally transport during your move. It’s important that every customer understand what is safe to transport.
Anything of sentimental value. Movers do not want the responsibility of handling your family heirlooms, albums, baseball card collections, and the like. Take anything irreplaceable with you or place it in a Safe deposit box for sale.
It is hard to stop spending money. We are so indoctrinated into believing that we can just buy now and pay later. What we aren’t told over and over again is that when we pay later, we pay big time.
Loaded guns. Hopefully this one is a no-brainer. If you’re moving with a loaded gun and want to take it with you, check all applicable laws especially if your move is taking you across state lines.
Since there are so many different types of safes, you need to think about which option will work best for you. You can choose among burglary, fire, non-fire, and wall safes. Each type of safe has special benefits.
If an item is much too large to fit into the Memory Box, and you can bear to part with it, take a photo of the item, and store the photo with a description of the item in the box. This works well for items that you are merely keeping out of obligation. For example, that hideous painting your aunt made for you that you will never hang up! Take a photo, write a note saying, “Aunt Gertrude meant well” and donate the painting to someone who will appreciate its unrecognized beauty.
Many of us forget that were it not for what we carry in our wallets or in our purses, we’re all John and Jane Doe’s if we can’t speak due to injury or are unaccompanied by someone who knows us. How much less stressful is it to know that in a bank box, no matter where you are, there are items that can verify your identity. Better to be safe, than sorry!