When you find a new home you are probably excited to get everything packed and ready to go. You already started a list, downsized and organized, labeled your boxes, and hired a reputable moving company. But don’t forget that there are some of your belongings that you won’t want to put on the moving truck when it goes to your next home. Here are some things that typically should not go on the moving truck and will have to be moved to your new home some other way.
Combustible and hazardous materials present a significant fire threat, and professional moving companies want to circumvent any potential for fire. Additionally, there are rigid regulations regarding the transport of these items, and most moving companies will not want to deal with the hassle. Some of these materials include but are not limited to aerosol sprays, bleach, fireworks, paint, pesticides, propane tanks, gas, matches, etc. If you possess any of the listed items that you want to move, you will need to plan to move them on your own. Don’t try to sneak any of the above items into your moving boxes. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation: “federal law forbids you to ship hazardous materials in your household goods boxes or luggage without informing your mover. A violation can result in five years imprisonment and penalties of $250,000 or more.”
Perishable Food Items
These things must be kept at a certain temperature to keep them from spoiling and potentially giving people food poisoning. When food is not kept at the correct temperature over transit, it could spoil and can be dangerous to eat. The temperature most likely cannot be maintained during the move. Also, these items can attract pests to the truck and then be brought into your new home. The same thing can be said for plants. Plants simply cannot endure the heat and stress inflicted on them by moving vans.
When you find a new home and start preparing for your move, double-check what items you are planning to bring onto the moving van. For more information please give us a call today!