Learn what items are safe for your movers to pack on the truck. For instance, what about batteries, fertilizer or cleaning fluids? Are they safe? And what to do about perishable items like food and plants? Movers must follow specific rules and regulations when it comes to shipping certain items that may be hazardous, as well as for perishable items.
Review the following lists and you'll have a better idea of what not to pack on moving day, and steps you should take to ensure your move is both safe and smart.
Common examples of dangerous items include:
If you have any of these items, please be sure to give them away or dispose of them properly. If you're not sure how to dispose of them properly, you might check with any of the following sources that may be appropriate for advice:
Note that if you are moving locally, some moving companies may take certain perishable items if they are packed appropriately. Please be sure to ask your move coordinator if you have any questions on what perishables your moving crew might take on the truck for your local move.
It's best to keep the following items with you in the car when moving day arrives:
Follow these tips, and you'll have a safe and easy move. If you have any questions on hazardous or perishable items that you should not have shipped on the moving truck, contact Piepho Moving and Storage, your local Allied Van Lines agent in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Rochester, Mankato MN or in La Crosse Wisconsin at 800-622-4515.
Best wishes for a safe and easy move!