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January 20, 2024

4 Types of Items That Can't Be Moved

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

Are you intending to move in the near future? If you are, you may be overwhelmed, thinking of all the items you will need to pack. However not all you would like to transport to your new home can or should be moved by your professional movers. To paraphrase, there are several things that you ought to move on your own. The following are four of the primary types of things your moving company can't move, together with some considerations and warnings and how we can assist you.


For basic safety reasons, movers maintain a list of hazardous items which they can't move. Chemicals interacting with other matter, like putting paint thinner and weed killer together on a moving truck may result in a catastrophic outcome.

Some of the dangerous things that can't be moved consist of those, including lighter fluid, gas, propane cylinders, matches, paints, paint thinners, fireworks, oxygen bottles, household cleaning solutions, pesticides or herbicides, fertilizers, weed killers, spray cans, swimming pool chemicals and even nail polish remover. You'll want to check with your moving company  for a full list.


An additional item you shouldn't put in a moving vehicle is plants. The truth is, there are several states with rules, relating to certain indoor plants which can or cannot cross over a state line. While insects and mites are not a challenge in some regions, they're regarded as being extremely unsafe in other states.

Furthermore, most moving companies do not wish to transport plants since unwanted pests which reside in the dirt can simply spill into the moving truck. Even if your moving company agrees to move your plants, they could not live, particularly when you will be moving a long distance because plants need sunshine as well as water. In case you do not have space in your car for your plants, why don't you give them away to your friends and neighbors.


Even if your moving company claims they are able to carry your one of a kind valuables on their moving van, it is still recommended that you keep your important paperwork and photographs along with you. This is because these are generally things that can't be simply replaced.


Professional movers generally pack most canned food for you, however you need to consider if this is a wise idea. Of course, perishable food items cannot be carried on a moving van. It is recommended that you get rid of your perishables in addition to food items in glass jars as opposed to carrying them with you.

You want to make room in your automobile for even more valuable things, and you don't want to have to worry about accidents from leaks, cracks or mold before arriving at your new residence. But boxed and/or canned items, such as herbs and dried fruits can be transported. For any queries about which foods that can or can't be moved, make sure you ask your moving agent.


· Make plans to bring your household pets together with you and talk about any specific requirements your furry friend may have with your vet.

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

· Why not take advantage of grocery store delivery when arriving at your new home. You can buy over the internet for foods, paper products, cleaning materials along with other essentials.

· You could place your lawn mower on the moving truck, as long as you have drained the fuel and oil tanks.

· Consider that it is likewise unsafe for you to move hazardous products in your car. It is best to simply repurchase them after you arrive at your new house. To put it differently, do not take the potential risk of moving them.

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