Don't Put That on the Moving Van! 4 Types of Items That Can't Be Moved

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Are you planning to move soon? If so, you could be overwhelmed, thinking of all the items you will need to pack. But not all you would like to transfer to your new house can or ought to be moved by your professional movers in Houston. In other words, there are a few items that you should move on your own. Here are four of the main varieties of things your moving company in Houston can't move, along with some considerations and warnings and how we can help.
 

1. HAZARDOUS ITEMS

For safety reasons, movers maintain a list of hazardous items that they can't move. Chemicals interacting with other matter, for instance setting paint thinner and also weed killer jointly on a moving truck may result in a disastrous outcome.

A few of the unsafe things that can't be moved consist of those, including lighter fluid, gasoline, propane tanks, matches, paints, paint thinners, fireworks, oxygen bottles, residential cleansing agents, pesticides, fertilizers, weed killers, aerosol cans, pool chemicals and even nail polish remover. Make sure to seek the advice of your moving company in Houston for a whole list.

2. PLANTS

An additional item you ought not put in a moving vehicle is plants. The truth is, there are several states with rules, concerning specific indoor plants which can or cannot cross over a state line. While bugs and mites aren't a problem in certain areas, they're considered to be very unsafe in other states.

Additionally, the majority of moving companies don't want to transport plants since pests that live in the soil may easily spill into the moving van. Even if the moving company confirms to move your plants, they may not live, especially when you're moving a long distance because plants require sunlight and also water. In case there isn't space in your vehicle for the plants, perhaps you should give them away to your friends and neighbors.

3. IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS, PHOTOS AND FAMILY HEIRLOOMS

Even if your moving company tells you they can carry your special valuables on their moving van, it is still recommended that you keep your important documents and photos with you. This is because these are items that can't be readily replaced.

4. PERISHABLE FOODS

Professional movers in Houston typically pack most canned food for you, however you should consider if this is a good idea. Needless to say, perishable food items can't be carried on a moving van. It is usually a smart idea to donate your perishables in addition to foods in glass containers rather than lugging them with you.

You need to make room in your car for even more valuable things, and you don't want to worry about accidents from spills, cracks or mold prior to getting to your new residence. But boxed and/or canned items, such as spices and dried fruits could be transported. For any questions regarding which foods that can or can't be moved, consult your moving agent.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

· Make plans to bring your house animals with you and talk about any special requirements your pet may have with your veterinarian.

· As for alcohol, take into account that state laws regarding alcoholic beverages may vary, therefore it is advisable to not move your alcoholic beverages.

· Why not take advantage of supermarket delivery when arriving at your new residence. You can order via the internet for foods, paper products, cleaning products along with other basics.

· You can place your lawn mower on the moving truck, provided you've drained the gas and oil tanks.

· Consider that it's potentially hazardous for you to move hazardous items in your automobile. It is best to simply repurchase them after you get to your new residence. To put it differently, do not take the risk of transporting them.

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