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 

Will you be planning to move in the near future? If you are, you could be overwhelmed, thinking about all the items you will have to pack. However not everything you want to move to your new home can or should be moved by your professional movers in Atlanta. Quite simply, there are some things that you ought to move on your own. Here are four of the primary kinds of items your moving company in Atlanta cannot move, coupled with a few considerations and warnings and how we can assist you.
 

1. DANGEROUS ITEMS

For safety reasons, moving companies have a list of dangerous things that they cannot move. Chemicals reacting with other materials, like putting paint thinner and weed killer collectively on a moving truck may result in a disastrous result.

A few of the unsafe goods that should not be moved consist of those, including lighter fluid, gasoline, propane tanks, matches, paints, paint thinners, fireworks, oxygen bottles, house cleansing agents, pesticides, fertilizers, weed killers, aerosol cans, swimming pool chemicals and also nail polish remover. You'll want to consult with your moving company in Atlanta for a full list.

2. PLANTS

Another item you ought not put in a moving van is plants. Actually, there are several states with rules, relating to particular houseplants which may or cannot traverse a state line. While insects as well as mites are not a problem in a number of regions, they're considered to be very unsafe in other states.

Additionally, a lot of moving companies don't want to haul plants because insects which live in the soil may easily spill into the moving van. Even if the moving company agrees to move your plants, they may not survive, especially when you will be moving a long distance since plants need sun and also water. In the event that you do not have room in your car for the plants, perhaps you should give them away to your friends and neighbors.

3. ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS, PHOTOS AND FAMILY HEIRLOOMS

Even if your moving company says they can carry your one of a kind valuables on their moving van, it's still a good idea to keep your essential paperwork and photos along with you. The reason being these are generally things which can't be readily replaced.

4. PERISHABLE FOODS

Professional movers in Atlanta generally pack the majority of canned food for you, but you ought to consider if this is a good idea. Needless to say, perishable food items can't be carried on a moving van. It is a smart idea to donate your perishables along with foods in glass jars as opposed to hauling them with you.

You need to make room in your car for even more valuable items, and you do not want to have to worry about mishaps from spills, cracks or mold ahead of getting to your new house. But boxed and/or canned items, for example spices and dried fruits could be moved. For any questions regarding which food items that can or can't be moved, consult your moving agent.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

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

· As for alcohol, take into consideration that state laws concerning alcoholic beverages may vary, so it is best to not move your alcohol.

· Why not take advantage of grocery delivery after reaching your new house. You can buy via the internet for foods, paper products, cleaning products and other essentials.

· You can put your lawn mower on the moving truck, so long as you have drained the gas and oil tanks.

· Consider that it's likewise unsafe for you to move hazardous items in your car. It's best to simply repurchase them once you arrive at your new residence. To put it differently, don't take the risk of transporting them.

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