Packing and moving to a new destination or location opens up a host of questions with regard to planning for the move. Your most obvious starting point will be checking the relocation services offered by the locally listed Movers and Packers or International moving companies depending on your destination. Availing the services of professional movers and packers brings along a host of benefits including moving, packing, offloading extending to reorganizing items, cleaning the facilities, and providing warehousing facilities. Every organization will have its own differentiator, so this requires extensive research if you are looking to hire one. However, if you plan to hire a moving container or carry out the packing yourself, then there are certain rules that are applicable in terms of what can be packed and those items that are a complete no-no on the list.
What Not to Pack?
The decision to hire a moving container or using your own in-house team to pack items maybe a matter of cost factors. However, there are certain advantages in hiring the services of professional packing and moving companies. They are already well aware of what can be packed and those that need to be discarded to brought in through alternative methods. So when taking on the responsibility yourself, you must be aware of a few basic things on the no-packing list.
Planning is critical for a smooth experience. First off, get itemized lists of the kind of items that can go into the moving container such as hazardous or flammable materials including perishable goods with a short shelf life. Companies will have clear-cut policies and what they are willing to transport, also dependent on whether it is a short distance or long distance move.
Obviously, valuable items such as your jewellery, credit cards, money, sentimental items, documents, electronic goods such as laptops, tablets are best carried with your personal baggage. Hazardous items such as firearms, fertilizers, paints, charcoal, gasoline, swimming pool chemicals, batteries, ammonia, cleaning solvents, thinner, and even nail polish removers cannot be packed in the moving container since they are a high risk during transport and have to be disposed off carefully without putting your immediate environment threat. Additionally, you can also check if your locality has waste facility centers to understand how you can safely dispose such items.
Also consider whether you will be covered for these goods or those that are clearly excluded in the event of a damaged or lost property. In some instances, you will be eligible only for a partial cover on your possessions that is transported. Sometimes we tend to forget the most basic, but extremely useful information during a relocation activity. Do not forget to exchange contact information of your relocation service provider, should either of you run into issues with the goods. Ensure you put away cash as part of your planning to tip your team for loading and offloading the boxes. Last, but not the least, pack your immediate necessities such as chargers, soaps, utensils, small tool kit to carry with you. This will help you get started in your new location while the movers are on their way.