Extraordinary value items* should be carried with you during a move. Items considered to be of extraordinary value are any article that is irreplaceable, sentimentally valuable to you, or expensive. These articles include jewelry, money, photographs, antiques, and stamp collections. Additionally, we recommend that you pack all important documents yourself and not move them with the rest of your household goods. We know losing these items will cause stress and we want to assure their safety at all times and that is why we recommend you move them yourself.
However, extraordinary valued items can be included in your shipment, if you follow these simple steps.
- Notify us prior to the packing date or moving day (about the items).
- List all items of extraordinary value separately on the bill of lading.
- Include the current value for each listed item.
- Declare all items in writing.
- No coverage provided for any item not listed.
Follow these steps to ensure that your extraordinary value* claim does not have minimal liability. First, complete and sign the Cargo Coverage Options form. Then, choose and sign Option 2: Actual Cash Value (ACV). And, finally, declare your extraordinary valued items along with their current value.
If you do not wish to declare any articles of extraordinary value, please complete and sign the Cargo Coverage Options form and choose and sign Option 1. You must also complete and sign the Release of Liability form.
*In the moving industry, we consider items of extraordinary value to be an item worth over $5,000, or worth over $100.00 per pound.
Below is a list of valuable and extraordinary items you should pack and move on your own during any relocation:
- Birth certificates, passports and other forms of identification
- Expensive jewelry
- Collectible items (stamp or coin collections)
- Sentimental items
- Personal electronics
- Important documents