What to Not Pack During a Move: Tips from Moving Companies in Chicago
Posted on: October 30, 2019 |
Moving companies in Chicago give some advice on what you
should and shouldn’t pack during a move
It’s time for your big move! If you are like
most of us, you’re probably anxious to get as much stuff packed away in boxes as
possible. While we applaud your initiative, not everything you have should be
packed in a box. Some things can be damaged by packing them in a moving box.
Here is a guide from moving companies in Chicago on what to not pack in moving
Bigger electronics like a TV or kitchen
appliances should be fine packed up into boxes, but smaller things like game
consoles, speakers, computers, laptops, and tablets/phones should not be packed
up into moving boxes. These kinds of objects are fragile and dust build-up can
damage them. Many electronics have lithium batteries which are a fire hazard as
You should also avoid packing any aerosol cans
or any other containers where the contents are stored under high pressure.
These can explode and in some cases, the contents of the can are flammable.
Even a can of hairspray can become a small bomb if under the wrong
circumstances. Other corrosive/flammable materials to avoid packing include
ammonia, bleach, charcoal, harsh cleaning supplies, fireworks, paint,
pesticides, and liquor.
In general, you shouldn’t pack any food or
drinks into moving boxes. While some foods like canned goods and dry
ingredients like flour should be ok to pack, most food should be eaten or
thrown away before you move. A loaf of bread, for example, will probably not
survive your move.
Most moving companies in Chicago will not move
items of high sentimental value as they are virtually impossible to replace.
Some valuable items that should be kept out of the moving trucks include:
If you are looking for moving companies in Chicago, give Advantage Moving & Storage a call at 847-584-3908. Our full-service team of professional movers will work with you at every step of the moving process.