What would be the items that cannot be placed on a moving truck?
The Humboldt team has talked about this numerous times but we always like to continue to remind people like you who are getting ready to move about the items that should not be placed on a moving van. Planning ahead will save you aggravation and stress on moving day.
Here’s your quick checklist to make sure you do not place any of these items on the moving truck.
– Hazardous materials: That include explosives, fireworks, flammable liquids, gases, and toxic substances. You can check with your town recycling center about the best way to dispose of these items prior to your move. If you’re on a local move, you may be able to transport these in your own vehicle.
– Perishable food items: These can spoil during transit and attract pests. They can also make for unpleasant odors. The best way to handle food during a move is to adjust buying habits prior to your move, donating food to a local food pantry or bringing what’s left on your own.
– Plants: They may not survive the journey due to lack of sunlight and water. You can either transport plants with you to your next home or if you’re moving long distance, maybe find a good home for them with a friend or family.
– Pets: Moving trucks are not suitable for transporting live animals. We get it, that may sound odd but we are asked occasionally about transporting certain types of animals.
– Prescription medication: Keep these with you for easy access during the move. It’s not only the safest way to transport these but if you get delayed, you’ll want access to any needed prescriptions.
– Firearms and ammunition: There are specific regulations for transporting firearms, so it’s best to handle them separately. You can place firearms on the moving van as long as the moving company has serial numbers, but you cannot place ammunition on a moving truck.
– Cash and valuable jewelry: Can you place valuable items on a moving truck? Yes you can but you need to be the judge as to your comfort level having others handle these items. You may decide to keep these on your person during the move.
Before packing, it’s always a good idea to check with your moving company about any additional items they may have restrictions on to ensure a smooth and safe move. And be as thorough as possible with your initial survey with your moving company representative.