Read the Fine Print--What Your Movers Won't Move

Packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Congratulations, you're the intelligent person that arranged your moving company in Wichita Falls in advance, walked through your home along with a moving company sales rep to determine the amount of trucks and workers you will need, and appropriately packed and tagged your cartons.

So now, have you read the fine print on the agreement? In the event you failed to look at the complete thing, and quite a few people do not get past the dates and numbers before their eyeballs glaze over, find it, take a seat, and look at it now. Fill another cup of joe if you have to, but when you reach the section concerning what the movers in Wichita Falls are unable to put on the moving truck, odds are pretty good that contract is going to have your undivided attention.

A Pop Quiz on What You Can't Transport

Which of these is Prohibited on a moving van? Are any one of these against the law for the workers to load and transport, or is it merely company policy? The answer is a really clear-cut, this will depend.

· Rubber Plant

· Mower

· Fireworks

· Cash

The single thing in the above list that CAN go on the moving van is the lawn mower--if the gas and oil reservoirs are already drained. Houseplants typically cannot cross state lines--this is a legal issue--and moving companies in Wichita Falls would not like any pests living in leaves or the soil jumping ship into the moving truck itself.

Fireworks are not allowed.

Moving companies won't be in charge of valuable items on the truck. Your homeowner’s insurance may handle any material mishaps, but probably will not replace lost cash. Get it to the bank and get it once you're settled or carry it with you.

What's Unlawful to Transport

So, the list of what it's not possible to pack and load really isn't such a bore, in fact. These are several other items that movers will not load, as well as the main reasons why not.

Any item that is flammable, corrosive, explosive or combustible and can theoretically put the lives of the staff along with the equipment in danger, is prohibited. So, a lawnmower with an unfilled gas/oil tank is fine, however an aerosol can of disinfectant will not be.

· House plants--some states have protocols on which indoor plants can traverse the state line. Bugs as well as pests which are not a concern in certain states are massive problems in others, therefore leave your houseplants for the neighbors or offer them to your friends. In case you are bringing the pots, wash them with bleach before you load them.

· Alcohol--guidelines vary between states. Stay safe and have an empty the bar get together before you move.

· Gasoline

What Many Company Rules Prohibit

Just about every professional mover in Wichita Falls has its own set of forbidden things, nevertheless these will be the standard stuff you can expect to leave behind or carry yourself.

Chemicals are defined by their ability to have interaction with other matter and change the form and substance of that matter. In layman's terms, this suggests that when you put weed killer and lighter fluid on the moving truck with each other and they happen to connect under pressure or high temperature, extremely bad things can take place. And of course if you believe several bottles of nail polish and remover along with a chemistry set will not pack enough of a wallop to make a difference, you'd be wrong. Therefore DO NOT pack the examples below.

· Household Cleaning products

· Paint and Paint Remover--this includes fingernail polish

· Pool chemicals

· Pesticides, Weed Killers, and also Fertilizers

· Aerosol Cans

· Perishable Food products

· Fireworks

Grocery delivery is a marvellous thing--order via the internet and have your cleaning materials, paper products, and food items delivered after you have reached your new home.

When you have any questions about some things, consult your moving company in Wichita Falls prior to moving day, particularly if you want to make other plans for transport or charitable donations.

Click HERE for A-1 Freeman Moving Group’s list of Non-Transportable Items.

 

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