What You Shouldn't Pack When Moving

Before you start packing your belongings, it is important for you to know what items shouldn’t be packed when you move. There are some items that you should plan to transport yourself with care or repurchase after you move. Our team at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage share with you a list of things that shouldn’t be packed to make your moving day stress-free.

Here is a list of items you shouldn’t pack with the rest of our belongings:

  • Essential items

If you’re moving to a new home or apartment, you’re going to want to keep an overnight bag of essentials for your first day in your new home. You can fill a bag or box with items like a change of clothes, a toothbrush, shampoo, and charging wires for your devices.

  • Firearms, explosives, and toxic substances

These items shouldn’t be transported in a moving truck. If you have firearms, you should pack them securely where they can be seen and shouldn’t leave them unattended around children.

  • Flammable items like paint and gasoline

Whether you have aerosol cans, paint, or gasoline, you should not be transporting these items in a moving truck. Ask the local hazardous waste organization or the fire department in your community how to dispose of these items properly.

  • Money, essential documents, and jewelry

We recommend you pack your personal belongings separately so they don’t get lost in a random box. Separate documents, jewelry, or money to the side and take those with you.

  • Perishables

You shouldn’t pack items like frozen food or produce. You can donate food to your local food bank to prevent the food from going to waste.

  • Plants and flowers

If you are moving across state lines, you might not be permitted to transport plants with you. If you are local, we recommend you take plants with you, since they can’t stay in the dark without water for too long.

  • Other valuable items

Make sure to take with you like your, tablets, family photos, and even your medication. These items should be transported with you to make sure they are safe and don’t get lost or damaged during the moving process.

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If you are planning on moving, don’t stress about packing or transporting your belongings, when the licensed and trained movers at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage can do it for you. We offer a wide variety of moving services, including long-distance and international moves. With our team, you can rest assured that your items will be safe and taken care of.

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