Choosing To Move On

Choosing To Move On

Things You Should Always Keep With You During A Move And Things The Company Won't Move

Georgia Shaw

When you hire a good moving company, you can be certain that your belongings will be safely transported from your current home to your new one, and most moving companies even provide insurance that protects your belongings during transport. While this is the best and easiest way to move, there are certain things the company will not move for you, and there are certain things you should always move yourself.

Things The Moving Company May Not Be Able To Move

A moving company is a business that helps people by providing moving services for them, and these companies are able to move most things you own; however, there are some limitations. Here are some of the things the company may not be able to move for you along with some ideas you could use to move them:

  • Household plants – Moving companies generally do not want to take responsibility for things that are alive, such as household plants. The main reason is that it is easy for plants to get damaged during a move, and moving companies do not want this to happen. If you have plants to move, you will either need to take them yourself, or you could give them away to friends or leave them with the house.
  • Food – A moving company is likely to tell you that they cannot move perishable food, and this too is because it is too much of a responsibility to keep perishable food fresh during a move. The best thing to do is try to use up your food during the couple weeks prior to your move and then donate the rest to a local food pantry if possible.
  • Hazardous items – It's also too risky for a moving company to transport things that are hazardous, and this includes basic things like cleaning products, nail polish, and pesticides you have on hand. The best thing to do with items like this is dispose of them properly before moving, and then you can purchase new products for your new house.

If you are not sure what other items the company will not be able to move for you, ask them. They can provide you with a list of things that they are not able to move, and this will help you decide what to do with these items before you move. Make sure you find this out several weeks in advance, simply so you can make plans for these things.

Things You Should Keep With You During A Move

In addition to restrictions on what the movers can move, there are items you have that may be very important and valuable to you, and you should keep items like this with you during the move. In other words, pack them up and put them in your vehicle so you know exactly where they are at all times. This can include the following types of things:

  • Passports, IDs, and birth certificates
  • Current bills to pay and checkbook
  • Expensive jewelry or other items that are extremely valuable
  • Cash
  • Picture albums or memorabilia that has sentimental value

If there are any items that are extremely valuable or special to you, take them with you. By doing this, you will be in possession of them and nothing can happen to them if they are with you. This can help you protect the items, but it can also be helpful because you may worry less about these items.

Hiring a moving company like Bekins Van Lines Inc is the best way to move. It will relieve a lot of time, stress, and responsibility from your shoulders, and it will be well worth the cost. To learn more, contact a moving company today. 


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Choosing To Move On

I have always wanted to create a more beautiful home for my kids, which is one of the reasons I began focusing so seriously on decluttering my space. I wanted to make my home clean and organized, so I began focusing day and night on making it happen. It took a few months, but eventually I was able to completely move a lot of my extra things into a storage unit. It was incredible to see how much of a difference it made, and within no time my home really felt like a sanctuary for my family. Check out this blog for more information on moving on from clutter and making your home gorgeous with the help of a storage unit.