Moving Blog
November 06, 2018

Items to Keep with You When Moving

moving - items to keep with youBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

On the list of most difficult parts of moving is often the effort of safely transporting your mementos and valuables. There’s no doubt that the worry of being sure these cherished possessions remain safe and secure may be one of the hardest aspects of your entire moving process.

While you could be inclined to essentially take along all things in your personal vehicle (clothing, personal effects, electronics, etc.), it’s critical to recognize that most of your belongings have a nominal potential for becoming harmed or lost during a professional move.

In addition, choosing the standard moving package provided by most professional movers will frequently mean that you are provided with “basic liability” coverage that covers your items (with increased coverage commonly sold at an additional expense.) With your goods covered in the event of loss or damages, you'll more than likely only want to give extra care to items of irreplaceable or sentimental value, such as rare family heirlooms.

The subsequent guide provides recommendations on those possessions that you ought to keep with you for your peace of mind. Putting together a small list of essential belongings to keep on your person during the move gives you comfort and saves you a good amount of moving day tension.


Its fair to say that any truly irreplaceable valuables should be kept near throughout your move, most certainly. This may be a straight-forward process when it comes to trinkets, lockets, and stuff like that. However, many people may find themselves with collectible home furnishings, as well as other valuable items that rest on the larger or more heavy side of the spectrum.

If you have an essential item that is simply too big to remain with you during your move, “maximum value” coverage (or an equivalent mover’s protection plan) will, in all probability, become your best option. Additionally, be certain to note any items of high value or delicate quality to your movers, to enable them to be sure to prepare the appropriate accommodations.


There’s a strong possibility that you may be part of the countless families which possess a great quantity of photographs. Though some have gone mainly digital in their picture taking, a vast number of actual picture albums continue to be standard for many.

Actual photographs of genuine magnitude may include baby pictures, graduation or wedding photographs. It is important as you prepare for your move to contemplate which pictures in your collections hold immediate magnitude, and consider putting them carefully into a moderate sized suitcase to carry with you throughout your trek.

Personal Items

Traveling light may be a relief, however there are certain items you will need to be certain to keep with you in any move. These can include valuable documentation/paperwork, legal records, property or home deeds, vehicle registration, and verifications of personal identity, like social security cards and licenses.

In the event of any schedule delay or mix-up, you will not want to get to your new location without having the important information required to kick off your newest undertaking! Along with the basics such as your driver’s license and credit cards, you'll want to always keep important documents on-hand also, to avoid any possibility of them getting lost throughout your moving shuffle.

And, if you are ready to start planning your move, give A-1 Freeman a call! We will make the entire process less stressful from start to finish.

The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.

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