We’ve discussed a variety of essential tips for moving your home and office. One of the main takeaways from our discussions of best moving practices is that the process is likely to go much more smoothly and safely when working with professionals. PNW Moving & Delivery can provide exactly that type of professional moving help to Tacoma and the surrounding areas. We can also assist in long-distance moving. However, as important as it is to work with trustworthy professionals to make moving more efficient, there are some items that are better off being moved on your own.

The professionals at PNW Moving & Delivery believe in treating your belongings as if they were our own. We take every step possible to provide expert moving help that will keep all of your items safe. Many of your belongings are treasured and carry great sentimental value — and we will treat them as such. PNW will never pressure you to have an item moved that you don’t want to have moved. In fact, there are certain things that are best left in your own hands. We have put together a list of four things that are often best to move on your own. Let’s take a look at those now.

1. Pets

When it comes to your cats, dogs, ferrets, fish, and any other beloved critter with whom you share your home, it’s a good idea to consider moving them on your own. Especially with dogs and cats, moves can be extremely stressful and it not uncommon for them to get nervous and generally riled up. Having you by their side can help calm their nerves and make them feel comfortable. Providing expert moving help means allowing you to move certain things on your own, including your pets. We would want the same for our own pets!

2. Firearms

Not everyone wants their movers packing (firearms, that is). It is a good idea to secure and move firearms on your own. This will allow you to have maximum control over your firearms. It is also important to have any appropriate paperwork or licenses handy with your firearms. All in all, safety is paramount and this is best achieved by moving firearms and paperwork on your own. Speaking of paperwork…

3. Important Paperwork And Identification

When it comes to vital pieces of paperwork and identification, it can sometimes be best to keep those by your side. These can include your driver’s license, social security card, passport, and other things that are important for record keeping. Of course, you can always keep these in a locked filing cabinet or safe that we can move with no issue, but sometimes these items are best left in your own hands for the sake of peace of mind or in case you need them in a pinch. You don’t want to be in a situation where you need immediate access to a piece of identification or paperwork only to find that the filing cabinet is buried deep in a moving truck.

4. Plants

Are you the type of person who loves greenery? If your home is packed with beloved houseplants, flowers, and other types of greenery, then you might want to consider moving these on your own. Plants are living organisms and it is best to keep them open to the air and sunlight. You want to let them breathe, and moving trucks and boxes are not the best opportunity for that. We would do everything possible to keep your plants safe, but it might prove healthier and less stressful on your plants to move them on your own.

Are you looking for moving help in Tacoma? Check our ultimate mover’s checklist, or contact us for a quote from PNW Moving & Delivery today! We look forward to serving you and your moving needs!