In our last blog, we talked about a few items that movers tend not to take during a move whether a local or long distance move. We are back with the second part to our series with five additional common items that movers typically tend to not take.
5 Items Moving Companies Won’t Take
With the rising temperatures the inside of moving trucks tend to have, it is safer for moving companies to not take any flammable items. This will prevent any catastrophic accidents from happening that could harm your other belongings during transit. Your best bet is to either use or dispose of any kerosene, charcoal, lighter fluid, paint removers and any other flammable items before the day of your move.
Just like with flammable items, moving companies tend to not move corrosive items as well for the same safety reasons. They want to ensure nothing happens to your belongings during transit so limiting potentially harmful items in the truck as possible is the way to go. Any items such as muriatic acid, nitric acid, and batteries with acid in them are items movers won’t move. If you do have batteries to move just make sure they are the non-spillable gel type batteries.
When it comes to items movers will take, valuables are an item that definitely can be boxed up and put on the truck but probably shouldn’t. Whether it is cash, important documents, jewelry, certificates, etc they shouldn’t be transported in the moving van. Consider taking these items with you in your own personal vehicle to prevent them from being lost during the move, as it is always better to be safe than sorry.
If you have items that require fuel to be used in order to operate, you will want to make sure the tank is empty before the movers arrive. Items such as motorcycles, lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc should all have an empty tank to prevent anything bad from happening during the transport of these items in the move.
There are some special items that some moving companies may not take based on the services they provide, if they need a certificate to move certain items, etc. These items include grand pianos, pool tables, and hot tables.