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Before the packing starts, take an inventory of your valuables so you that you know where they are and how they are packed and transported to your new home. There are some items we recommend you consider not including in your United shipment and, instead, that you keep with you or close to you during a move:
Cash and credit cards
Computer data files / backups
Family photos and videos
Jewelry and furs
House and car keys
Laptop and tablet computers
Medical, dental and veterinarian records
Moving company forms and documents
New home documents
Professional files and research
If you have the original packaging for your jewelry, these may be the best option for moving your valuables.
Packing Financial and Legal Documents
Before you begin packing financial documents such as tax records, bank statements, stocks, bonds and deeds, consider downsizing your paperwork. Scan any documents you need a copy of but do not need the physical document, then shred the original. This will not only cut down on the number of personal boxes you need to transport in your personal vehicle on moving day, but also result in fewer things to keep track of.
Packing Medications & Prescriptions
Perhaps the most personal of all the items you will need to pack, your medications and prescriptions should be kept close to you during your move. If you pack a First Night Box, your medications should go in this box. If they are packed separately, be sure all lids are tightly closed and medications are individually wrapped and placed upright in the box.