Anything flammable or combustible
If you’re looking for ways to have a stress-free move, there are certain rules to be aware of. First, anything flammable or combustible will likely be on your moving company’s blacklist, warns relocation experts at Updater.com. Weed sprays, fertilizers, gardening chemicals, paints, detergents, and many common household cleaning supplies could potentially be hazards—think stifling hot moving truck in mid August carrying flammable material. Call your local township or county to learn how to recycle products—here are some great ideas for how to recycle just about anything. But other weather conditions could wreak havoc on these types of materials as well, and are out of your movers’ control. Also, any type of liquid can leak, damaging other items in the truck.
Firearms and ammunition
In many states transporting guns and ammunition is a giant no-no. “While policies vary from state-to-state, you could get in some serious trouble if the Department of Transportation (DOT) conducts an inspection and finds something illegal in the back of a truck,” says Jenna Weinerman, Marketing Director at Updater.com. In fact, most movers are not licensed to carry firearms or ammo. How to get your hunting rifle across country? Make sure your moving company has a permit to move firearms and equipment or contact a gun dealer or ammunition dealer to transport these items. Celebrating the Fourth of July in the near future? Don’t transport fireworks via moving truck either, or you could end up starting the festivities early (like, inside the moving truck wherever it happens to be). Use these pro packing tips to keep all your stuff safe.