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 

Are you planning to move in the near future? If you are, you may be overwhelmed, thinking of all the things you will need to pack. However not all you want to transport to your new home can or should be moved by your professional movers in El Paso. To paraphrase, there are several things that you should move on your own. Here are four of the key types of items your moving company in El Paso cannot move, together with some considerations and warnings and how we can assist you.


For basic safety reasons, movers have a list of dangerous items that they are unable to move. Chemicals reacting with other materials, like placing paint thinner and also weed killer together on a moving truck can result in a catastrophic consequence.

Some of the unsafe goods that can't be moved comprise those, including lighter fluid, gasoline, propane tanks, matches, paints, paint thinners, fireworks, oxygen bottles, household cleansing agents, pesticides or herbicides, fertilizers, weed killers, aerosol cans, swimming pool chemicals and also nail polish remover. Be sure to check with your moving company in El Paso for a full list.


Another item you shouldn't put in a moving van is plants. Actually, there are a few states with rules, concerning certain houseplants that can or cannot cross a state line. While unwanted pests and also mites are certainly not a challenge in some regions, they're thought to be very hazardous in other states.

Additionally, the majority of moving companies do not want to transport plants since insects that live in the potting soil can easily spill into the moving truck. Even if your moving company consents to move your plants, they may not live, especially when you will be moving a long distance because plants need sunlight and also water. In case you do not have room in your vehicle for the plants, perhaps you should give them away to your friends and neighbors.


Even if your moving company says they are able to carry your precious valuables on their moving van, it's still smart to keep your essential documents and photographs together with you. This is because these are typically things that cannot be easily replaced.


Professional movers in El Paso usually pack the majority of canned food for you, but you really should consider if this is a smart idea. Needless to say, perishable food items should not be carried on a moving van. It will be recommended that you get rid of your perishables as well as food items in glass containers instead of transporting them with you.

You need to make room in your car for more valuable belongings, and you don't want to worry about accidents from leakages, cracks or mold before getting to your new residence. However boxed and/or canned foods, such as spices and dried fruits can be moved. For any questions regarding which foods that can or can't be moved, consult your moving agent.


· Make plans to carry your household pets together with you and go over any special requirements your pet could have with your veterinarian.

· As for alcohol, consider that state laws concerning alcohol in all forms may differ, therefore it is advisable to not move your alcohol.

· Why not take advantage of grocery store delivery soon after reaching your new residence. You can purchase online for foods, paper products, cleaning products and other necessities.

· You could place your lawn mower on the moving truck, provided you have drained the fuel and oil tanks.

· Consider that it's potentially unsafe for you to move hazardous products in your car. It's better to simply repurchase them after you get to your new house. In other words, don't take the potential risk of hauling them.

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