Read this article before start packing your own belongings. It is important to know which items you can’t pack and move. Whether it’s a long distance or a local move it’s always recommended to use professional movers and packers for you move. However, if you decide to do your own packing, you should know that there are rules and regulations that govern all residential moving companies to help ensure safety. Even if you opt out for do-it-yourself move, you still need to keep your safety and the safety of the moving truck under control.
Here are some of the items you shouldn’t pack when moving.
Acid, gasoline, kerosene, poisons, charcoal, lighter fluid, fertilizer, paints, batteries, liquid bleach, stern, chemicals, fireworks, any type of oil, loaded weapons, weed killer, ammonia, propane tanks, plants or living things.
Foods and perishables
Dispose of perishables such as food, plants and living things that may die or spoil during transportation. Empty and clean your refrigerator and freezer at least twenty-four hours before your moving day. Keep the appliance doors open so the appliance will dry out and prevent the growth of mold and odor.
The moving companies assume no responsibility if irreplaceable items come into his/her possession without his/her awareness. You may face a problem if your moving company delayed or lost the items. It is recommended to transport irreplaceable items with you. Here are some examples:
Address books, personal and business files, video tapes, accounting and bank statements, personal photos, car and home keys, tax records, check books, jewelry, cash, stocks, bonds, computers.