Prepare to Make Arrangements for These Items Before Your Moving Day


Are you planning to move? If so, you have likely taken the time to consider whether or not to hire movers to help you. Most people deduce that hiring professionals is the best option. This is the option that can make moving less stressful. It can also protect your goods against damages and ensure that you and your friends and family do not get injured by trying to lift and move items you are not trained to move.

Some people make the mistake of thinking that moving companies will move anything request them to move. However, some moving companies have rules regarding items they cannot transport during moves. The following points will help you prepare for your move by taking the time to understand some things that you should not request movers to move.

Living Things

It might seem that it would be harmless for a moving company to transport your pets. Some people assume that as long as the pets are secured safely in a cage or other temporary habitat movers can transport them to the new destination.

However, transporting pets is a liability. Think of how you would feel if your fish died en route or your caged puppy got injured due to being moved around in their cage during the transit. This is why you need to make plans to transport your own pets. Also, remember that plants are living things too. You can either give your live plants away or make plans to transport them yourself.

Prescription Medications

During a move, most people label their boxes. However, it is still possible that you may accidentally put something in the wrong box. If you have a lot of belongings and misplace your medications, it could put you in an awkward position. This is why it is sensible to keep your prescription medications with you. This measure further ensures that if there is a delay in your delivery, you can still take your medications. 

Hazardous Materials & Equipment

Do not get upset with your movers if they refuse to transport items such as solvents, flammable liquids, ammunition, or car batteries. Movers must comply with laws, and it is illegal for them to transport these materials even if they are owned by their customers.

Perhaps you have items such as a lawnmower, weed eater, or four-wheeler. These items can likely be transported by the moving company your choose. However, for safety reasons, ensure you drain the flammable gasoline from them in advance.

To learn more about how to safely move specific items, contact moving companies like Caccamise Moving & Storage Co.

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Moving As A Single Parent: Tips For Getting Things Done

As a single mom of two young kids, moving is an adventure. I faced my last inter-state move on my own with my children and learned a lot of tips that made the whole process easier. With packing shortcuts, getting the kids involved, and simplifying my process, I was able to get the entire move done with minimal stress. Now that we're settled into the new house, I've decided to create this site to help teach others how I did it. I know that there are many single parents out there trying to make things work, and I hope that this information helps.

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