The problem when packing your things to move to another place is that you will have a hard time deciding what to take and what to leave behind. If you are a very sentimental person, you might end up packing everything and taking it with you. Even if some items are considered waste, you won’t care.
The first thing that you need to do is to decide what should be thrown away. There are a lot of items that really need to go. You have no choice but to just let them go to reduce the items that you should take with you.
If you don’t want to throw them away, sell them. Conduct a garage sale so you will make money out of them. Donate them to charity if you know one that will make the most out of your old stuff.
Aside from the items you decide to get rid of, there might be some that you have no choice but to really leave behind. They are considered risks and the moving company might refuse to have them included in the truck.
Usually, produce, plants and frozen foods cannot be transported. The same thing is true for half-used food containers. Movers only provide exemptions when the distance is not too long, or the delivery can be done within 24 hours or less. These items might spoil and this could affect other items on the truck. Strict packing is also required for these items should you insist on having them transported.
There are items that are not safe to transport. This includes fire hazards such as explosives, flammable gases and other toxic substances. Cleaning supplies and agents should also be left behind. Car batteries, fertilizers, fire extinguishers and fuels are also not allowed.
Even simple things you use every now and then like nail polish, alcohol and liquid bleach might also be prohibited. More dangerous substances like poisons, pool chemicals and fireworks will also be prohibited. Some moving companies will inspect if these items are packed correctly and securely before they allow them to be transported.
There are some companies that will probably allow such items provided that you pay higher fees, or you sign a contract releasing them of responsibilities should anything happen. You will also be asked to get insurance.
Now that you know these items are not allowed, you can avoid taking them. Besides, wherever you go, you will probably find them easily in local stores. You won’t worry that you can’t get them when needed.
Having a moving company at your convenience will allow for a smooth transition and more time to get other tasks completed. You may even be able to get everything completed in a single weekend! Start looking for the best moving company now and check out Cheltenham removals if you are relocating to the area.