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

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

Congrats, you are the smart one who lined up your moving company in Dallas in plenty of time, walked through your home with a moving company sales rep to figure out the number of moving vans and workers you will need, and appropriately packed and labeled your boxes.

Next, have you read the terms and conditions on the contract? In case you did not read the entire thing, and most people do not get beyond the dates and numbers before their eyeballs glaze over, locate it, have a seat, and read it right now. Pour an additional mug of coffee if you wish to, however when you get to the portion concerning what the movers in Dallas cannot place on the moving van, likelihood is pretty good that contract is going to have your complete attention.

A Pop Quiz about what You Cannot Transport

Which of these is Prohibited on a moving truck? Are some of these illegal for the crew to load and move, or is it just company policy? The answer is a quite uncomplicated, it all depends.

· Yucca Plant

· Lawnmower

· Fireworks

· Cash

The only thing mentioned above that CAN go on the moving truck will be the lawn mower--if the gas and oil tanks are already emptied. Indoor plants normally won't be able to cross state lines--this is a legal issue--and moving companies in Dallas don't want any insects living in leaves or the soil jumping ship on the moving truck itself.

Fireworks are not allowed.

Moving companies aren't going to be liable for valuable items on the moving van. Your homeowner’s insurance coverage might take care of any material mishaps, but probably is not going to replace lost cash. Take it to the bank and get it once you are settled or take it together with you.

What is Unlawful to Transfer

So, the list of what you can't pack and load isn't such a bore, in fact. These are several other items that movers are not going to load, and the main reasons why not.

Any item that is flammable, corrosive, explosive or combustible and may in theory place the lives of the crew and the equipment on the line, is illegal. So, a garden tractor having an empty gas/oil tank is ok, however an aerosol can of disinfectant is not.

· House plants--a number of states have policies on what houseplants can cross over the state line. Mites as well as pests that aren't an issue in some states are huge hazards in others, so leave your indoor plants for the next door neighbor or give them to your pals. If you're bringing the plant containers, clean them with bleach prior to when you load them.

· Alcohol--guidelines vary among states. Be safe and have a clear the bar occasion before you move.

· Gasoline

What Most Company Guidelines Restrict

Just about every professional mover in Dallas has its own set of disallowed things, nevertheless these tend to be the normal stuff you can expect to leave behind or carry yourself.

Chemicals are based on their capacity to have interaction with other matter and alter the structure and substance of the matter. In layman's terms, this suggests that if you put anti-freeze and wood stains on the moving van jointly and they accidentally connect under stress or heat, really bad things can happen. And if you're thinking that a couple of bottles of nail polish and remover and a chemistry set won't pack enough of a wallop to matter, you would be wrong. Consequently Never pack the examples below.

· Household Cleaning products

· Paint and Paint Remover--this includes nail polish

· Pool chemicals

· Pesticides, Weed Killers, and Fertilizers

· Aerosol Containers

· Perishable Foods

· Fireworks

Grocery delivery is a marvellous thing--purchase online and have your cleaning materials, paper items, and foodstuffs sent once you have reached your new house.

If you have any questions concerning some items, check with your moving company in Dallas ahead of moving day, particularly if you want to make other plans for transport or charitable contributions.

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

 

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