Moving is a hectic time and it can be easy to think that you should pack everything and anything for your move, however, there are tons of things that you should never pack when moving! Why are there things that you cannot pack when moving with professional movers? There are rules and laws that professional movers have to abide by when they are moving anyone. These rules are in place to ensure that everyone, including the professional movers, are safe when moving.
What Should You Never Pack When Moving?
There are several things that are on the no-pack list when you are moving. It is important to remember what these items are so that you have no surprises when it comes to your moving day.
Here is a list of 50+ items that your movers are not going to move for you, as they can be hazardous to move!
- Motor oil
- SCUBA Tanks
- Pool chemicals
- Muriatic acid
- Nitric acid
- Cleaning supplies
- Batteries with acid
- Living plants
- Guns and ammunition
- Perishable food
- Pets (yes, we have to include that, there are companies that transport pets for you)
- Car batteries or lawnmower batteries
- Fire extinguisher
- Nail polish remover
- Poisons of any kind
- Lamp oil
- Chemistry sets (even a kids chemistry set)
- Darkroom chemicals
- Nail polish
- Propane tanks
- Paint thinner
- Pain thinner
- Lighter fluid
There are also some things that you may want to move on your own rather than letting the professionals handle this if only for your peace of mind that is not really considered dangerous. These items include:
- Financial statements
- Cell phones
- Tablets and other electronics
- Medical records
- Family heirlooms or other irreplaceable items
- Airline tickets
- Important documents like your birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.
If you have items that you question whether or not to pack for your professional movers, we are here to answer your questions. If you have booked a move with American Moving and have these types of questions, reach out to us as we want to ensure that your move is stress-free!