If you’re working with a moving company to help you through getting from one place to another, you must know what they’re able to transport for you—and what you’ll need to move to your new space on your own. Like many people, you might be surprised to learn during the moving process that your moving company can’t transport all of your belongings. In addition, many household items are flammable and can pose a danger during the moving process.
Here are some things you need to transport to your new home on your own.
It’s essential for your moving team’s safety and your household items that no flammable goods are packed with your belongings.
Flammable items not permitted on a moving company’s truck include:
- Propane containers (even empty containers can pose a threat to a moving truck if they have as much as a drop of a flammable substance remaining)
Check with your moving company to see if any of your items are considered flammable. Should you drive to your new home, you may be able to pack some flammable items in your car. If not, you may need to dispose of flammable items properly.
Chemical items can leak, cause injury, and cause damage to your other household items. Cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, photography chemicals, poison, and other chemical supplies are not permitted on a moving truck. You may want to empty your cleaning supplies space in your current home into a large storage container to transport it to your new home in your personal vehicle.
Live Animals And Plants
Of course, if you have pets, you’ll need to transport them to your new home yourself. If you’re not positive about how to safely move your pet to your new home, check in with your vet to learn more about the best way to make the trip. Your veterinarian might be able to provide tips that can make the drive or plane ride easier on your furry best friend.
Plants are a bad fit for a dark, non-temperature-controlled moving truck. Some people who are preparing for moving work to find new homes for their plants before their last day in their old home, while others transport their plants in their personal vehicle. If you’re relocating to a new climate, be sure to learn whether your plants will be able to thrive in a different temperature and humidity level. If not, you may be better off leaving them behind.
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