Restricted Moving Items
When preparing for long distance moving, there are several factors to take into consideration before wrapping and boxing items, such as, whether the items are restricted or permitted.
“We Move Anywhere” Non-allowables
Professional moving companies – like “We Move Anywhere” Moving Company – that are specialists in making sure that their clients have the best moving experience possible, will ensure that you get a non-allowable checklist long before moving day. Having this list is imperative, because it will save both you and the movers time from having to unpack and dispose of these items. In fact, some items you would end up unpacking by yourself, since the movers aren’t allowed to handle them. So, make sure to get the restricted moving item list and abide by the guidelines.
Adhering to the non-allowable items is especially important if it’s international moving, which differs in terms of requirements from domestic moving in several ways. The best bet is to simply avoid all restricted moving items. The great thing about moving with us is that our team is very flexible and helpful. We try to inform you of all the requirements from the onset, and work to take as much of the moving pressure off the customer, as possible. Nonetheless, there are some regulations for which there is no work around and so we keep the customer abreast of what role they need to play, to make the moving process seamless. This often has to do with restrictions. We however, have all the information for the customer’s perusal.
Majority of the restricted moving items can usually be located easily, especially since they are usually kept hidden in specific areas like the garage or cleaning supplies closet. Other items could be around your house in bathrooms and storage rooms. It’s easy to locate or know that items like gasoline containers or guns and ammunition, have restriction. However, indoor and outdoor plants or maybe even nail polish are items most people would not consider as being hazardous. Local, State and Federal laws view things differently, and so our company aims to be in compliance at all times even as we try to be accommodating to our customers. There are items for which exceptions can be made, but even then, multiple factors are taken into consideration before such exceptions can even be considered or made.
A lot of people are unaware that the moving process gets underway long before moving day. There are a series of steps to take but our efficient and reliable moving coordinators are always ready to guide the customer through the process. Therefore, it’s important to contact us from the moment you think about moving, so we can eliminate the worry and hassle. “We Move Anywhere” has compiled a list of important things to focus on, regarding restrictions from the onset of your moving plans. See below:
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A RELIABLE MOVE
“We Move Anywhere” Moving Company wants to ensure your safety and ours, therefore we encourage you to view the non-allowable checklist thoroughly to avoid mistakes. It’s ok if you’re uncertain about a particular item. Give us a call and one of our coordinators will happily answer any questions you may have. Even if you have terrible with the list our team is prepared to walk you though it in order to ensure a hassle-free move.
“We Move Anywhere” cannot transport items that are hazardous in any way. Anything that can catch fire easily, explode or is toxic would be considered hazardous. Some items are easily overlooked because they are used frequently, but if the container says flammable, our company will not be able to transport it. These are Federal requirements that must be upheld for the safety of everyone involved in the move. Even though the items cannot be transported, care has to be taken to ensure they are properly disposed of in order to not be hazardous to the environment. There are laws across the board which can be easily found online or our coordinators will be happy to give you disposal suggestions. It’s best however to communicate with your city officials to ensure you are abiding by local regulations. While it may appear to be too much, people eventually accept that it’s in everyone’s best interest to avoid enclosing hazardous substances, especially when it’s long distance moving. Here is an A-Z list of restricted moving items.
- Car batteries
- Charcoal and lighter fluid
- Charged scuba tanks
- Chemistry sets
- Cleaning Solvents
- Concentrated sprays
- Darkroom chemicals
- Fire extinguishers
- Household batteries
- Liquid bleach
- Loaded guns
- Nail polish and remover
- Paint thinners
- Pool chemicals
- Propane tanks
- Sterno fuel
- Weed killer
Relocation Tip: Oftentimes, the hazardous items have expired or were never used so you’ll find that its easy to get rid of them. However, focus on doing so way ahead of your move so it doesn’t become a hassle. Also consider giving the unexpired items to family members and friends.
“We Move Anywhere” is definitely not able to move weapons, such as guns that are loaded with ammunition. Neither can our company carry around scattered ammunition. This is forbidden for both international moving and domestic moving. Our company provides detailed information on how to deal with these items, what to pack and what to not pack. If you are not in possession of one, please feel free to communicate that to our Move Coordinator who will gladly provide you with the necessary information on how to find the gun related instructions. While we are knowledgeable about all restricted moving items, our company aims to educate you our customers, to make things easier for you during future relocations. The lists may seem exhaustive initially, but once you begin packing, it will appear natural to leave many of the hazardous items behind. In fact, our customers usually say they have peace of mind knowing that they’ll not have to be worried about an explosion, fire or anything disastrous during the move.
TRANSPORTING PERISHABLE GOODS
For the most part, “We Move Anywhere” will not be able to transport items that are perishable during long distance moving and international moving. Fortunately, there are exceptions, albeit limited, as long as your move is not beyond one hundred and fifty(150) miles. The caveat to this, is that the perishable goods must be delivered within a day of loading it on the truck or in the container. There will also be no in transit servicing. Our company makes every effort to be accommodating to our customers’ needs. However, the exceptions can only be made on a discretionary basis. Whichever perishable item is allowed, must also be packed properly according to company standards. Don’t be afraid to ask us, as we are always open to dialogue and reaching a mutually beneficial conclusion.
Below is a short list of perishable items that we will not transport during a long trip:
- Foods not properly preserved
- Frozen foods
- Open food items
- Partially used/eaten foods
- Plants of any kind
- Refrigerated items
Moving Suggestions: As your relocation time draws closer, begin to use up the perishable items and avoid buying more. Begin removing items from the refrigerator that you do not need. At least one day before the move, two preferably, you should empty the fridge and freezer and leave the doors wide open. Doing this will prevent a build up of bacteria inside your appliances. It would be disappointing to reach your new location and find that you have to clean away mold and mildew. Keep in mind that this spreads easily and could affect other items in close proximity to them.
We Are Ready To Help Whenever You Are!
Now that you know what to do and what not to do when it comes to hazardous items, the toughest part of moving is now over and our company is ready to get the ball rolling. Contact one of our moving specialists today and let us begin to ease your mind from the move ahead. Our experts have all the answers to anything move-related and are ready to safely transport you and your family across the country or internationally. Don’t let the list of restrictions get you down. The moment you go through it, the information will be etched in your mind and the process will be smooth sailing from thereon. We have your best interest at heart and that’s the reason we get the tough things out of the way first. So, what are you waiting for? “We Move Anywhere” is ready whenever you are. Our representative is ready and waiting by the phone to start your move.