Friday, February 22, 2013

What Not to Pack

After getting all your supplies to start packing your belonging before move day stop and make a list. What don’t you want to pack in your moving boxes? Things like valued documents or hazardous chemicals should be packed in a separate box. You might want to keep your valued documents with you in your moving process. This makes them easy to find when your unpacking so you don’t accidentally throw them away. Another idea to keep in mind is the fact that moving companies can not move hazardous chemicals. 

Items to include in your valuable item box include: 

  • Medical records
  • Birth certificates
  • Marriage licenses
  • Laptop computers
  • Expensive jewelry
  • Rare collections
  • Photo albums
  • Spare keys
  • Medications

These valuable items can be irreplaceable or a hassle to replace. Depending on your personal preferences you may have more or less items on your list, this just gives you some ideas to start with. Make sure to pack these items yourself and keep them in your personal vehicle as you navigate to your new home to insure that they are not damaged or lost.

Items that are illegal for moving companies to move include: 
  • Flammable items (i.e. pesticides, acid, aerosols, pool chemicals, kerosene, motor oil, fireworks, lamp oil, weed killer, etc.)
  • Batteries
  • Paint
  • Ammunition
  • Perishable food items (i.e. eggs, milk, cheese, meats, poultry, etc.), especially if you’re making a long distance move

So what do you do with the items you can’t bring? If your unsure you can always call your local city hall or waste management company, this way you are disposing the chemicals properly. Another resource to use is the internet, your local companies may have resources and instructions on their website. 

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