There are a lot of things to do and prepare weeks before moving to a new house. This may include packing of belongings, searching for reputable moving companies, getting free quotes regarding the services of these companies and so on.
Among all the things mentioned above, things to pack should be the primary concern. They must be taken cared of so that when the day of relocation comes, everything is already safe and ready for pick-up.
However, even if all things are ready for moving, there are specific things that movers don’t move. What are these items? Are they really not allowed to be moved to the next home? Owners are allowed to include these things during the move but movers are recommended not to take them.
In this article, we have categorized 3 things that movers don’t suggest to move:
1. Hazardous materials – Examples of these include: corrosives, explosives, flammables, gasoline tanks, propane tanks including ammunition. All these are obviously dangerous materials but surprisingly, there are unexpected things that are included in this category. These include aerosols (body sprays, deodorants, etc.), car batteries, cleaning solutions, charcoal, matches, lamp oil, paints, paint thinners, fireworks, pool chemicals and nail polish.
Although these things are not literally dangerous, they are vaguely toxic in nature. At any rate, they can still inflict damage on the property and lives of other people. Since movers will not include these items in the move, it’s recommended to dispose them or use them up and just buy new ones after the relocation.
2. Perishable things – Movers will not move anything that may spoil and perish on the road like food, frozen stuff and open food packages. Take note that anything exposed and open is considered as perishable regardless of the expiration date. Only pack sealed foods with a long shelf life such as jarred spices, boxed cereals and canned vegetables. It’s recommended to consume open food packages before the moving company arrives and move frozen foods separately using a cooler. Plants and animals also fall in this category because moving companies are not liable for anything that may happen to them on the road.
Owners must find ways on how to transport plants and animals separately such as getting them inside the car and driving next to the new home or taking them inside the plane. However, when riding a plane, there are certain regulations for bringing plants and animals. Check out these regulations online or personally visit the airline’s office.
3. Valuable items – These include extra cash, credit and debit cards, important documents, wallets, jewelries, genuine fur items, photos, stock certificates and other things with sentimental value to the owner. Although owners can pack these items weeks before the move, moving companies find it unnecessary to include them inside the moving van. It’s because they are not liable for any loss of belongings and other possessions during the move.
If there are things that don’t fall into the 3 things that movers don’t suggest to move, consult the moving company for the exact list of prohibited items and general guidelines on what to do before/during the moving stage. They are the experts in ensuring that everything and everyone is safe during the relocation.