Every move can be stressful if you are not prepared. It consumes your time and energy. You need to think of hundreds of things, no matter how big or small. We know all that so we want to help you start small: in this article, you can learn about special items you can’t trust just anyone to move. It will help you decide what to pack, what not to pack, and why it is not a good idea to leave it to your moving company to deal with certain items. The reliability of the movers is not the issue here, but rather the nature of the things that need packing and moving. Keep reading to find out more.
So, what are those special items you can’t trust just anyone to move?
There are many special items you have to watch while moving. Those items can be separated into several categories, again, depending on their nature:
- items that are in any way dangerous and thus it’s prohibited either by law or the company policy to load them onto the moving truck or a plane
- items that are too valuable or simply irreplaceable
- important documents
- money (which kind of falls into the 2nd category, but it’s important to emphasize it)
- private, delicate items
- pets and plants
- weird, unusual, or massive objects that only certain moving companies can actually move
When we speak of dangerous items, we mean anything that can be a potential threat to the moving truck. Things such as hazardous materials (even if they are inclosed, sealed containers) can represent a huge threat on a moving truck that, FYI, can reach abnormally high temperatures during the summer months. Hazardous materials can be weed killers and other gardening chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, ammonia, etc. However, some simple items that every household has – cleaning products, laundry detergents, etc., are also included in this category.
Moving companies also won’t allow anything flammable on their moving trucks. And if you are moving internationally, do we even need to explain why chemicals and combustibles can’t be boarded on an airplane? If you use any medications on a regular basis, make sure you have a medical document to verify it.
In the “dangerous” category we can also include perishables. They are not really dangerous per see, but can you imagine how much damage rotten food can cause on a hot moving truck or an airplane? It takes days or even weeks to move your belongings from point A to point B, and in that time, any food you pack can go bad and start smelling terrible.
By valuable we mean “items that cost a lot of money”, but also “items that have a sentimental value”. We’re talking expensive pieces of art, jewelry, or family photo albums.
The moving company can handle the transportation of any of these, but it’s up to you to decide whether that would be wise. It would be a good idea to look into Saudi customs clearance to find out which way the procedure is simpler.
Not only is it extremely important no to lose any of these documents, but you also need to be able to reach them on a moment’s notice. It is likely you will need some of them during or shortly after the move. We’re talking about photo IDs, passports, driver’s licenses, but also moving documents such as bill of lading, car titles, checkbooks, or medical documents.
Delicate items you can’t let just anyone to deal with
This category actually refers to packing, to be exact. You probably wouldn’t be comfortable with strangers going through your lingerie drawer, so that’s something you should probably pack yourself. Have it packed and ready to go before the movers arrive at your house. Other items you should probably pack yourself to prevent any awkwardness or embarrassment are adult magazines/videos, toys, and such.
Pets and plants
This is a tricky one. There are few moving companies that will move your plants, and even that depends on whether you’re moving internationally. However, no moving company will move your pets. As you already know, your dog/cat/hamster needs to be fed regularly, needs water, sunlight, maybe to be taken for a walk, their cage cleaned, etc. – and no moving company can provide such services. The main reason is the fact that moving takes days or even weeks. During that time your things are on the moving truck, an airplane, or in a storage unit – either way, somewhere dark, with no water/food, and probably very poor air conditioning. Obviously not a way to transport a living being.
Massive objects you can’t trust just anyone to move
If you think your couch is massive, think again. No matter how big of an item you need moving, there is a company that does it, you just need to find the right one. Moving is proven to be one of the most stressful life events one can experience. Some examples of such heavy items are:
- organ (instrument)
- mobile home
Yes, you read it correctly, you can even have a tree or mobile home moved. However, you should be very wise as to which company you hire for this task. These are very special items you can’t trust just anyone to move. If you are interested in shipping car from USA to Saudi Arabia prices, you can check here. Cars are usually, but not always, transported along with your furniture.
Hopefully, with the help of this article, you can complete the list of things you should either move yourself or perhaps double-check the moving company you’ll hire for the task. Go through your updated list of special items you can’t trust just anyone to move and start making a detailed plan. Good luck and happy move!