Items you shouldn’t pack
While you’re organizing the move you’ll have to go over the packing too. While some things you won’t need anymore, there are items that moving companies won’t even touch. Continue reading to find out more about what to pack and what not to pack. While you’re planning the whole relocation process, creating a checklist of to-dos for every step of the process, packing will probably be the biggest part of that checklist. And there’s no better time than the period of relocation to go through all of your belongings and dispose of the stuff you no longer need. Especially if you’ve been living in your home for a long time, you’ve probably hoarded quite a pile of items that you don’t even use. On the other hand, there are some items that you’d like to take with you, but moving companies won’t transport them. Hopefully you’ll keep the following info in mind the next time you move.
Take valuables with youEven though the chances are quite low, anything can happen on the road and during the move. This is why you shouldn’t risk any item of value, be it sentimental value or the item’s price tag, with strangers. These items you should carry with yourself, especially when it comes to important personal documents, and not pack in boxes and leave to the movers.
Don’t pack foodMost food, no matter if it’s fresh, has been refrigerated or frozen, is prone to spoiling during the move which is why you shouldn’t even consider packing it. Spoiled food just opens up the doors for other problems, from unpleasant smells to insects and mold. If you don’t eat all the food before the move, do consider donating it or giving it to your neighbors or friends.
Don’t bring flammable itemsAs the entire moving process is quite hectic and it’s easy to forget about some things, it’s important to point out that you shouldn’t pack flammable items, for the obvious health hazard reasons. From gasoline, various types of paint, lighter fluid etc. these items you should dispose of before the move, you can contact the local fire department about it.
Items movers won’t touchMost, if not all, moving companies have a list of items that they consider non-allowable when it comes to moving. The main reason for this list and policy is first and foremost, safety, most of the items on the list are just too dangerous or hazardous to be transported by others. On the other hand, some of the items are just too fragile and the company doesn’t want to risk having to pay for an item when they know there’s a good chance it will get damaged. The usual items that are found on those lists are:
- Car batteries
- Cleaning supplies and bleach
- Acids, chemicals and pesticides