Not To Pack
If you are planning to do your own packing, you need to know about what
items not to pack. Important papers and valuable items, including those
that have a lot of sentimental value, should not be packed. Some
items like exercise equipment need to be packed by professional packing
Contact your moving company to find out about what not to pack. This
includes flammable, corrosive, poisonous, or explosive items. Some of
these items are car batteries, poison, acid, charcoal, fertilizer, paint,
thinner, matches, nail polish and remover, ammunition, aerosols,
kerosene, fireworks, gasoline, pesticides, loaded weapons, propane tanks,
and cleaning fluid.
Normally, perishable food items and plants that may rot or die on the way
are not permitted. You can consume perishable food items before you move
and give away your plants to family or friends. Defrost your fridge and
freezers at least 24 hours before the move and leave the doors open to
allow them to dry out. This will help to prevent mold and odors.
The moving company may accept perishable items if you are moving to a
place that is less than 150 miles away, which can be reached within 24
hours. In this case, perishable items that are packed properly and do not
require any care on the way may be accepted by the carrier.
Do not pack important papers and valuable items like airline tickets,
address books, financial statements, keys, check books, files,
photos, personal video tapes, furs, medicine, bonds, deeds, tax records,
school records, jewelry, letters, stocks, computer backup disks, computer
software, and collections of stamps, art, and coins.
These items are not accepted by moving services and they assume no
responsibility for them if they are packed without their knowledge. Such
items may not be hazardous, but they can create a big problem for you if
the shipment is delayed or lost on the way. It is much safer to carry such
items with you when your relocate.
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