International move with valuable objects

How to move your small valuables?

If you are about to move, you need to ask yourself what you are going to do with your jewelry, paperwork or money. To avoid taking risks, follow these tips.

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  • Be careful when discussing the location of your valuables. Fewer people will know, the more the secret will be well kept.
  • List all your items. Take a picture of them, indicate on the back of each photo their value and if possible staple the purchase invoice. Check that your items are well insured and that the insurance is still valid.
  • If you do not change your region, it would be ideal to deposit your items in the safe in a safe during the period of the move and recover them later.
  • For more cumbersome valuables such as paintings, it is better to give them to your friends or family during the move.
  • Never leave original documents under the responsibility of the movers. They could mislead them.
  • If you have a small safe, do not use it. Although it is very robust, it could be stolen or put away during the move and opened later.
  • If you decide to put less valuable items in packaging boxes, protect them against any risk of deterioration: high temperature, fire, prolonged contact with water and especially grinding due to the weight of another box.

And remember, the less things you have to move, the faster your installation will be. Take advantage of your move to sort and sell or “abandon” some items stored for a very long time in your cellar.

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