What Not To Pack First When Moving

What Not To Pack First When Moving

Certain items that shouldn’t be packed first when moving. Some of these items include valuables, medications, explosives, flowers/plants or flammable items. These items should have special care when moving and most moving companies will not move some of these items. Double-check with your moving company to make sure all items below can be moved and if there are any special circumstances or forms that need to be added to move specific items. 


When it comes to packing and maintaining a location of valuable items. It is best to keep this box somewhere where you will know where it is but away from other items or boxes that are being moved by a moving company. The easiest way to make sure these are not lost or stolen is to have them in your possession.


Items that include gasoline, aerosol cans, and paints should not be moved. This is hazardous and incase of an accident this can be a huge issue. If these items are no longer needed or used, ask or google a good place to dispose of these items.

Food/Perishable Items

Not everyone wants to move all the food items that have been in the house. If there are items that you know will not get eaten donate them. Move For Hunger is a great organization that will take and disperse the food. Moving Ahead Services partners with Move For Hunger for all moves to donate any unwanted food. 

Flowers/PlantsWhat not to pack first

Most flowers and plants are unable to be moved across state lines by moving companies. The best plan is that plants are moved locally by the owners so the plants are safe from point A to point B. Always ask in advance, some companies will move them, but make sure they are not without sunlight and water too long. 


All medications are important, save these for last for packing. If they are medications that are taken daily, keep them with you. Make sure to update your information with the pharmacy and transfer it to a closer location if necessary. This way if you need something important, the information will be available right away. 

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