Elliott Mobility movers Johannesburg

Help the Moving Companies in Johannesburg – Ensure the Safety of Your Belongings 

Moving companies in Johannesburg can handle everything from the packing to the moving, storage, pet relocation, and unpacking of your household items. What they cannot do is decide where everything must go and when you should move. You are in control of the when, where, and what. They can handle the how.

With the above in mind, let’s briefly discuss important planning issues when working with professional moving companies in Johannesburg.

Work with the Consultant

As one of the professional moving companies operating in Johannesburg, we know how important the site visit is for accurate quotes and planning. As such, we offer a free site visit. Even though an account manager is appointed to you for the move, it is imperative that you inform the consultant about everything that must be moved. Don’t be shy when it comes to asking questions and listing special requirements.

Your antique clock or the heirloom piano will require special care with the move. It thus goes without saying that you need to communicate this to the consultant from day one. Don’t think that once you have finished planning that nothing can go wrong. Some things cannot be packed until the day of the move. Make sure that you know which items must be packed last and how these items should be transported.

Last-Minute Checks

Has it happened to you? Have you visited family and even though you walked through the guestroom three times before returning home, something stayed behind. Don’t let this happen on the day of the move. To make sure, check every cupboard in the house the evening before the move. All cupboards and drawers should be empty. Check the key-ring holder in the kitchen, walk through the garden, and check whether the dog’s toys are lying around. Don’t forget to check the garage as well. You don’t want to leave an expensive toolbox behind.

Medicine Cabinets

Check all the medicine bottles for expiration dates. Throw out the old ones and label all the medicine before packing it in the medicine box. Someone might need a headache pill after all the stress and not knowing where the medicine is stored once you are ready to move, could cause delays.

Items That You Must Transport

Did you know that moving companies in Johannesburg and the rest of South Africa, by law, are not allowed to transport your firearms? They can also not transport:

  • Ammunition
  • Chemicals
  • Detergents
  • Paints

Make provision for transporting the above, as such are not included in the moving quotes.

Valuables and Insurance

Jewellery and other small valuables should be safely packed in a container that can be placed in your vehicle. The insurance companies do not normally cover coins and jewellery as part of the transport process to the new abodes.

Backup Important Files

Yes, moving companies in Johannesburg do everything possible to protect your electronics during the move. However, even though computers can be insured, the data on them cannot be replaced. Be prepared for anything. Backup all the files on your computers to the cloud and external drives.

Finally, use the best there is. Give us a call to help transport your belongings safely to your new home.