What Not To Pack When Moving

When you are moving, there are going to be items that you will not want to go in the packing truck because they maybe too fragile. Also you may not want to pack certain items if you need instant access or there are items you would just feel safer knowing they are in your own car. While you are packing, place these items and boxes to the side to pack later. You can also tell your moving company that those certain boxes will not be going in the moving truck. Below are different types of items that you may consider not placing in your moving truck when moving.

First Night Essentials

When you are packing for your big move, set aside a box for the first couple of days/nights that you are in your new home. The unpacking process can take some time when you are trying to balance your work life with moving to a new home. With this in mind, it is a good idea to have a box of essentials you’ll need for the first couple of nights . These items might include:

  • Keys
  • Clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Chargers
  • Bed Sheets  ( if you plan on setting up your bed right away)

Hazardous Items

There may be some items that may not be the safest to be placed in a moving truck as well as there are some items that are illegal to put in a moving truck.. These items could be flammable or combustible which is why it is safer to keep in your own car to avoid the risk of damage or a potential fire. Items such as bleach could damage your other belongings if they get knocked over in the moving truck and cause a delay in your move. Bleach can cause color to fade, and act as an acid when coming into contact with different items. Make sure to move the items below in your own car or remove them to prevent any damage, legal action and to make sure your move is as smooth as possible.

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Heating Agents
  • Nail Polish
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Paints
  • Ammonia, bleach and other cleaning agents.



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