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How Do I Move My Professional Gear in a Military Move?

Learn how to handle expensive items when you’re moving in the military.

Military Move Preparations and Procedures

Moving in the military isn’t as complicated as it might seem, but like anything, it’s nerve-wracking until you’re familiar with how it works. You have many options when it comes to a military move, from full-service movers who will pack and unpack to the ability to handle the whole thing yourself and be reimbursed. But what happens when you have professional gear to move along with your personal items?

Professional movers protect your most sensitive possessions in the following ways:

Moving companies abide by state, federal, and international law.

It’s easy to make a mistake if you’re moving by yourself. Professional moving companies know the laws front and back. They don’t want to be sanctioned or fined, and they don’t want to lose their insurance. At the start of the move, they’ll ask you about specialty items. As long as you declare your pro-gear, moving it safely, securely and most importantly, legally, should be no problem.

Moving companies are experienced packing all kinds of gear.

Unless you’ve worked for a moving company, you couldn’t imagine all of the wacky things they’ve been hired to move. Pianos are the least of their worries. So is your gear. No matter what size or shape of items you’ll be moving, you can rest assured that your professional mover can package it securely and protect it during a move. They’ll also be able to track it accurately, so there’s no fear of items becoming lost from one place to the next.

Moving companies have insurance.

Professional movers have insurance that covers lost and damaged items. However, there are a few caveats. First, you have to honestly declare what you’re shipping. Second, you have to pack it securely. Fraud or negligence will nullify an insurance claim, but hiring those jobs out to the pros is affordable, especially when part of a military move package.

If you’re near Columbia, SC and are moving in the military, contact Nilson Van to handle your specialty gear.



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