What to Put in the Van When Moving Someone Else’s Things

Get a free Quote Now!

Fill out the form below for a quick flat price quote

There are a variety of reasons, both positive and negative, why you could be in control of a relocation on behalf of someone else. They might be a parent, family, or friend who is elderly and has mental or physical challenges, an ex-partner or roommate who has moved out and left their belongings behind, or someone who has relocated suddenly due to an emergency or job-related scenario.  

Move Fundamentals You Should Understand

Most respectable movers, such as iMove NYC, base their rates on weight, so getting rid of items that won’t be used or missed will make the move easier, not to mention less expensive. Sorting should be done strategically.

Things that are broken, damaged, obsolete, or in poor overall shape should be discarded. It’s also a good idea to check ahead of time to see what things long-distance movers are not authorized to load.

Prioritize the Necessities

Consider what the person will require straight immediately in their new house. Clothing, linens, towels, eyeglasses or contacts, appliances, cookware, glassware, basic furnishings, and other necessities are all included.

Consider Purchasing Moving Insurance

Most good long-distance movers will provide property protection alternatives. The standard amount of Full-Value Protection is determined by multiplying the shipment’s expected weight by $6 per pound.  

A per-pound computation, however, may not reflect the true value of objects such as jewels, antiquities, fine art, and high-end technology. Check to see whether your long-distance mover provides additional security for goods of exceptional worth.

Don’t Undervalue the Emotional Stuff

Sentimental goods might be more difficult. What may appear little to you may be essential to the owner. This includes old letters, family pictures, wedding books, beloved toys plush animals, and other irreplaceable items. When dealing with sentimental goods, some back-and-forth contact between you and the individual you’re assisting may be beneficial. If this is not feasible and you are unsure, keep these items with you. They can always be emailed later.  

We hope your and the other person’s unique relocating circumstance goes easily and effectively. Remember, our professionals at iMove NYC are there to assist you every step of the journey.

Connecting You to Key Urban Destinations

Make the first move and we’ll handle the rest.

Get a free Quote Now!

Fill out the form below for a quick flat price quote

Get a free Quote Now!

Fill out the form below for a quick flat price quote

New York Moves with iMOVE NYC

Let’s make your move Simple & Easy!