Items That You Should Not Pack When Moving

As one of Colorado’s top specialty moving companies, Abe Lincoln Movers has the experience and skills to help move any and all of your personal or business possessions. From Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, our local movers are ready to take on the job and get your life back on track as soon as possible. We specialize in all sorts of items, big or small. Our piano movers are also able to package and protect fine china for the journey to your next location. While we claim to be able to move anything with skill and professionalism, there are a few things that should not be packed and put on the truck. Today, we’ll take a look at a few of these items and why you shouldn’t plan on sending them with our drivers. Safety is a top priority, and the following objects are not safe enough to transport.

Hazardous Materials

Anything that can cause harm to people, property or the environment may fall into the hazardous category. Any possession that can inflict these issues should be disposed of or used before the big moving day arrives. If anything is valuable or useful, it can make the voyage in a personal vehicle. Make sure to take the proper precautions to keep yourself and others safe. Any items that are of questionable quality can be researched and taken care of appropriately. Items that are considered hazardous chemicals are required to be properly labeled with a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). This information is useful for giving any reader the composition of a chemical and how to treat for spills and accidental exposures. In essence, any material that is corrosive, explosive, or flammable can be considered a hazardous material. From aerosol cans to pesticides, firearms to cleaning chemicals, there are a lot of items that may not be allowed to travel with the rest of your possessions. Talk to one of our professional movers to check the efficacy of moving any materials that you have deemed as hazardous. Some products that are not hazardous are still not allowed to be moved. Any items that can bad, for example, are generally nixed from the approved possessions list.

Perishable Items

Anything that can go bad can present several unique risks that can cause harm to property. Mainly consisting of food items, perishable goods have the risk of spoiling or dying in transit. This process typically extends from higher temperatures or extended periods of time in unhealthy situations. One tip for moving is to make sure that you are not taking a full supply of groceries with you. When moving day comes, be sure to have used all of your food items. Stocking up before utilizing our professional moving services is not a recommended course of action. Doing this is will also be helpful for cleaning, drying, and readying the refrigerator and freezer for moving. Plant life can also fall into this category due to its relative fragility. We recommend taking the plant in your car to avoid any risk of unintentional damage to your plants.

Abe Lincoln Movers is proud to be Colorado’s specialty moving experts. From delicate possessions to the family piano, our movers are ready to take on the job to get you situated in your new home or business in no time. Contact us today to learn more about prohibited items or to schedule your big move!