Moving offers a learning curve. Things you did not plan initially end up being on your prime checklist, items you thought discarded gets your emotional nod at the last minute and hence occupy the already-populated packing boxes. Tired, confused, irritated, and in need for a dire break, when you reach your new home, more problems readily wait your attention – as if they’re not done yet! You struggle to unload, unpack. While you do so, you waste your valued time, effort and money. Surprisingly, you can reduce much of the hassles if you plan ahead, pack the right items in an organized manner, and hire a professional packers and movers company. With this article, we will talk about best moving practices with reference to three unique types of packing you need to know so that when you relocate, you already know how to move smartly; without working hard!
- Non allowable Items – Know them
- How to pack a bathroom for moving?
- How to pack your bar for moving?
More superficially, the article is to guide you which items (liquid types) are allowed to move and if you can move them, how to ensure these are relocated properly
Non allowable items – Don’t waste your time packing such products since these may not be legally movable or your movers and packers company would simply reject moving them
DO NOT MOVE WITH ANY HAZARDIOUS ITEMS
Hazardous items pose serious health and security risks and should not be packed into your shipment. Some of these products include –
- Aerosol cans
- Car batteries
- Charcoal/lighter fluid
- Charged scuba tanks
- Chemistry sets
- Cleaning solvents
- Darkroom chemicals
- Fire extinguishers
- Household batteries
- Liquid bleach
- Loaded guns
- Nail polish/remover
- Paint thinners
- Pool chemicals
- Propane tanks
- Rubbing alcohol
- Sterno fuel
- Weed killer
IF YOU CAN, DO NOT MOVE WITH PERISHABLE PRODUCTS
- Food without preservation
- Frozen food
- Open or half-used foods
- Refrigerated foods
Important – Some of the hazardous items can still be movable with proper labeling, and packaging. And your packers and movers company may agree to move perishable products if they are to cover short distance. It is therefore good to ask them if you are little confused
How to pack a bathroom for moving?
A bathroom is not movable, but the products that make your bathroom a bathroom can be. We’re talking about toiletries, bathroom accessories, linens, and cleaning supplies etc. But always try to leave aside toilet brushes, empty shampoo bottles, and bars of soap which you can replace inexpensively at your new bathroom. Sometimes gifting your expensive and unused bathroom cleaning and soap kits to your neighbours or friends makes sense. But what if have to pack some items you cannot think your new bathroom without? Read on –
Sort your bathroom
- Set aside everything that is used on a daily basis.
- Throw away anything empty or outdated
- Keep only what you need, use!
- Set aside important items for day of your move.
- Pack medicine and first aid supplies in a small plastic box
- Pack towels and washcloths by folding and putting them into plastic bags.
- Pack toiletries in small boxes. Use plastic bag if you are worried about any leakage
- Put lighter items like towels, rugs, or shower curtains at the top of pack
- Pack your brushes, hair accessories, and makeup in small toiletry bag.
How to pack your bar for moving?
Transporting alcohol is indeed a task. You need to consider the legal restrictions, fragility of the bottles, and the value of the liquor if you have a rare, vintage collection. Having said that, you should never leave those happy stuffs alone or at the mercy of someone who doesn’t deserve them. You should try your best to pack them. Three things you need to consider are –
- Will your packers and movers company and new state you are moving to allow the bottles?
- How to pack your bottles?
- How to relocate your liquor bottles?
Know your movers and local laws
Policy for transporting liquor bottles varies from movers from movers and from state to state. Check with the local beverage authority about the laws. Some states allow restricted amount of liquor transportation while some may not allow bottles purchased from other states to enter into their own since the excise duty is not paid. (noticed – For sale in —Only? ) Add to this, check with your packers and movers company in India, if they are good to pack, move and relocate your products. Some companies can relocate, but they may charge you extra money and formalities to fulfill the legal stuff.
We advice you should never pack nor transport any used or opened bottle. Be honest and do not hide them under boxes.
If you are allowed to transport with the bottles, here’s the next stage –
Pack bottles in appropriate boxes
Pack them in sturdy specialty boxes. There are specific boxes available to pack these fragile products. You can get these from shops. Mark the boxes with Fragile and This Side up. Wrap them in bubble wrap for protection
How to relocate your liquor bottles
Some factors such as cross-country, extreme temperatures, humidity, and light exposure can affect the flavour of your rare collection. So, it is always good to enquire if your moving company will add these in climate-control vehicles for safety. Once you are at your new home, immediately unpack and store them in cool, dry place – as required or instructed
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