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How to Manage and Minimize Moving Risks

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A residential move can be an exciting time, but it also brings with it some risks you may need to manage. While the goal is always to complete the move without any issues or problems, it's a good idea to keep some potential risks in mind, so you can plan accordingly for the best results - no matter what comes your way.

Let’s take a closer look at the top three risks of moving and the steps you can take to manage and minimize those moving risks:

Moving Risk #1: Running out of Time

Whether you are facing an unexpected, last-minute move or the moving day just crept up on you all of a sudden, running out of time is a possibility. To avoid the scenario in which you are down to the wire on the last couple of days, frantically cramming things into boxes, make a plan well in advance, and stick to it.

You'll be able to find helpful moving checklists online to guide you so you can have an idea of how far out from the moving date you should begin specific tasks. Or you can call on a professional moving company to keep you on track. They can get the job done, even when there's not a lot of time.

Moving Risk #2: Injuries

During a move, you face a risk of injury to self or others who may be helping you physically lift and move boxes, furniture, and other belongings. Be sure to have the proper equipment available, including:

Moving dolly
Furniture dolly
Furniture sliders
Moving blankets and pads
Moving straps or ropes
Protective gloves


If you are unable to secure these items for moving day, it's a good idea to let a professional moving company handle the task for you. At Nilson Van & Storage, we have all of the latest tools and equipment to expedite the moving process safely.

Moving Risk #3: Losing and Breaking Belongings

To minimize the significant risk of losing and breaking belongings during a move, making sure you have the proper insurance is essential. Reputable moving companies will offer different levels of liability insurance to provide the coverage you need.

Contact our expert moving team at Nilson Van and Storage today to learn how we manage and minimize the risks involved in residential moves. We are here to make your life easier and your move more successful.



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