Hazardous Items not to Pack or Move

Items not to Pack or Move

When it’s time to move it is time to pack, there’s a lot to do. You have to buy moving supplies, such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, etc. You have to set a packing schedule, make time for sorting through and packing  your belongings.

An alternative is hiring movers and packers, like ‘Ave A Good Day Removals, to pack your belongings for you. For more information regarding our services, check out our Packing Service.

Whether we pack for you or you undertake your packing, there are certain things that cannot and should not be packed. See below some of the following items so you’re aware of what these items are, make a plan what to do with them before the movers arrive.

It is important to make sure hazardous items are not packed and transported, this will affect any insurance policy that is covering your items for your move.

Dangerous Items

Movers know what hazardous items they cannot move or pack. These items can include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Gasoline
  • Oxygen bottles
  • Lighter fluid
  • Matches
  • Propane cylinders
  • Nail polish remover
  • Paints and paint thinners
  • Fireworks
  • Ammunition

Disposal of Dangerous Items

If it’s dangerous for moving companies to move these items, then it’s dangerous for you as well.These items can be easily replaced and repurchased upon arrival at your new home, this may mean it’s not worth the risk to transport them.

It will vary state by state how and where you can dispose of these items. Check you local council or state information regarding disposal of household hazardous items. Alternatively you can give such items to friends, family or neighbours.

Please always ensure you dispose of items in a lawfully and environmentally manner, for further information feel free contact us anytime as we are here to help, ‘Ave A Good Day.