Handling your Documents before a Move
1. YOUR BUSINESS DOCUMENTS DURING THE MOVE
There are a lot of important and precious items you need to secure and take care of during the relocation but those are of the greatest importance are your business documents and although it may sound strange but those are exactly the type of belongings that get lost the most. In order to protect them you need to place them safely in a folder and keep them in a secure place.
2. TAKING CARE OF YOUR DOCUMENTS
There are several things you need to do in order to fully handle your documents during your relocation.
-PACKING THE DOCUMENTS
Before you even start the packing of every room in your home, take all the important documents and papers and place them in a folder. Label the folder and arrange the documents inside according to their type and make sure you put the folder somewhere safe and remember where you put it. It is quite possible that you forget where you put it after going through the chaos of packing your whole house.
-TAKE CARE OF THE DOCUMENTS ON YOUR OWN
Always take care of the documents yourself. Don't leave their packing to the moving company because they might arrange it in a manner that is not comfortable for you. Another reason why you shouldn't leave the documents in the hands of the professional staff of the moving services is that they will refuse to take any responsibility about any damage or loss of your valuable papers. Always keep the documents close to you and always check on them.
-PUTTING YOUR DOCUMENTS IN ORDER
Before you put all of your important paperwork in a folder, make sure you get rid of the unnecessary documents. They will only slow you down and interrupt your work later in the future when you will need to use the ones you actually need. Properly label all the folders so that you can find them easily later when you have to use them. You don't have to write down long and descriptive names on the folders. Write them in a short but clear manner and your work with documents will always proceed in a smooth and quick manner. Of course, if you have many documents place them in the different folders according to their relation to each other. You can keep all the folders in one box which is specially protected and labeled. While you are handling the rest of the relocation you need to have put all the documents and folders away from the work because accidents may happen and in an instant, something that has fallen off, or something that was unfortunately spilled could damage your documents.
-COPY EVERY DOCUMENT
Don't take second chances and make a copy of every precious document that you need. Anything could happen so if you have a replacement for every important document it won't be necessary for you to fear that something might happen to your documents at all. Place the copies in folders as well and protect them as much as the original documents.
To sum up, business documents are something you alone deal with it and you alone should protect and transport. There is no need for professional assistance of any kind. All you need to do is to make sure they will reach your new home untouched and unharmed and in order to do that you have to be in possession of one thing alone: constant care.