Don't Put That on the Moving Van! 4 Types of Items That Can't Be Moved

packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Will you be about to move in the near future? If that's the case, you're probably overwhelmed, thinking of all the items you will need to pack. But not everything you want to move to your new house can or will be moved by your professional movers in Oklahoma City. Quite simply, there are a few belongings that you need to move on your own. Here are four of the primary kinds of things your moving company in Oklahoma City won't be able to move, coupled with some considerations and warnings and how we are able to assist you.


For basic safety reasons, movers maintain a list of dangerous things that they can't move. Chemicals interacting with other matter, for instance setting paint thinner and also weed killer collectively on a moving truck may result in a terrible consequence.

Some of the unsafe items that should not be moved comprise those, including lighter fluid, gasoline, propane cylinders, matches, paints, paint thinners, fireworks, oxygen bottles, residential cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, weed killers, spray cans, swimming pool chemicals and also nail polish remover. Be sure to consult with your moving company in Oklahoma City for a complete list.


An additional item you ought not put in a moving van is plants. In reality, there are several states with rules, relating to particular indoor plants which can or cannot cross a state line. While insects and mites are not a problem in a number of areas, they may be thought to be incredibly unsafe in other states.

Furthermore, the majority of moving companies do not want to transport plants given that insects that dwell in the soil can simply spill into the moving van. Even if the moving company agrees to move your plants, they may not live, especially if you will be moving a long distance because plants require sunshine and water. In case you do not have space in your vehicle for the plants, why not give them away to your friends and neighbors.


Even if your moving company tells you they will carry your special valuables on their moving truck, it's still recommended that you keep your essential documents and photographs together with you. The reason being these are generally items that can't be easily replaced.


Professional movers in Oklahoma City generally pack most canned food for you, however you ought to still consider if this is a good idea. Of course, perishable foods cannot be carried on a moving van. It will be a smart idea to get rid of your perishables as well as foods in glass jars rather than lugging them with you.

You'll want to make room in your vehicle for even more valuable items, and you shouldn't worry about calamities from spills, cracks or mold ahead of arriving at your new home. However boxed and/or canned items, like herbs and dried fruits may be moved. For any questions about which food items that can or can't be moved, ask your moving agent.


· Make plans to bring your household pets together with you and talk about any unique needs your furry friend could have with your vet.

· As for alcohol, consider that state laws pertaining to alcohol may differ, so it is wise to not move your alcohol.

· Why not take advantage of grocery delivery after arriving at your new house. You can order via the internet for food items, paper products, cleaning materials as well as other basics.

· You can put your lawn mower on the moving truck, provided you have drained the gasoline and oil tanks.

· Consider that it is likewise dangerous for you to move hazardous products in your automobile. It is best to simply repurchase them when you reach your new home. To put it differently, do not take the potential risk of moving them.

To make moving as seamless as is possible, contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more about the wide variety of professional residential moving and corporate moving services.


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