The general consensus with our customers is that doing the insurance is the worst thing about shipping. Think about it — you have to record, as accurately as possible, everything in your home, and assign replacement values!
We at Aliyah Lift Shipping suggest the following approach to get maximum security while maintaining your sanity. We call it the “Large-Medium-Small Attack Plan“.
- Large. Start with large items like furniture/appliances and high valued items in each room. On your application, record the quantity of each item and the value per item. Do this room-by-room, but remember, focus on large and valuable first.
- Medium. Once you have all the large and high-value items accounted for, start on smaller, lower-valued goods – like lamps, rugs, folding chairs, etc. Again, going room-by-room, record the quantity of each item and the value per item.
- Small. Next, going room-by-room, work on the smaller and more voluminous items in your home — books, clothes, lines, dishes, etc. This is definitely the most tedious part, so you might want to spread it out over a few days.
IMPORTANT : If you have similar items but with very different values like paperbacks & hardcover or Lennox & melamine or crystal wine goblets & simple glass cups — insure these separately because the values are different.
The general rule is – the more detailed and exact your inventory, the better your coverage is.