The weather is heating up, the school year is slowly coming to a close, and it’s getting to be the time where most people will find themselves moving throughout the summer months.
Moving can be tricky, and organization skills and planning are key to having a stress-free moving day. It can certainly be overwhelming as you get ready for a move, from buying a house to packing up your belongings, switching your bills and utilities, hiring professional movers, and determining a moving date – it’s quite the process.
An area we like to often remind our customers about – one which normally gets overlooked – is what moving companies can’t move. It’s important to know this information because it will save you the time and hassle of arranging a new plan last-second if you find out a certain item mentioned below cannot be transported by our team.
We’ve compiled a list of common items we cannot move below. Be sure to ask prior to moving day if you have additional questions about this, too!
Plants and animals
Generally, anything which falls under the category of “living” is unable to be moved in our trucks for safety concerns, and this includes plants and animals. Please make prior arrangements on how your plants and animals will be transported. For helpful tips on moving with pets, click here.
Medications and prescription drugs
This is to prevent an emergency situation where a customer would need said prescriptions or medications which are packed away on our trucks.
Gasoline engines and machines
If you’re moving anything that is run on gasoline, such as a lawn mower, grill, smoker, tractor, or moped, please make sure the gasoline is completely emptied out of them before they are loaded onto the truck. Moving teams cannot transport anything with gasoline in it for safety reasons.
Perishable food items
Anything which is fresh, frozen, or refrigerated cannot be moved on our trucks to avoid a situation of rotting or spoiling during transport.
We recommend planning a few days’ worth of meals leading up to your moving date so you have something to eat and aren’t relying on your old food. You can also pack a cooler with your refrigerated items and transport them in your personal vehicle.
We do not move cash, jewelry, insurance papers, birth certificates, or any other sentimental items when completing a move. This prevents anything of this nature from getting misplaced or damaged, and saves you the stress of worrying about their transportation.
The following items fall into this category and cannot be moved: propane, car batteries, paint, household cleaners, antifreeze, ammunition, and weed killer. Federal law prohibits these from being transported in our moving trucks.
For more information on what items your franchise location can and cannot move, contact your local TWO MEN AND TRUCK location and they’ll be happy to assist you with any questions.
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