5 Things You Should Move Yourself and Not Your Movers

Movers move, but they don’t need to move everything. Here are 5 things you should consider moving yourself and not your movers.

  1. Chemical Compounds: Dangerous and flammable items, such as weed killer and propane tanks, should be moved by you. When packed in a hot truck, these things could catch fire and destroy an entire shipment.
  2. Food: Food can cause a mess for a moving company if it is perishable or not properly sealed. So, it’s best if you can move food yourself. Also, some movers won’t transport alcoholic beverages, so make sure to check with your mover if you have alcohol that needs to be moved.
  3. Important Papers: Your social security card, birth certificate, passport, and other important papers should not be moved by your movers. Not only should you move these items, but you should try to keep them under lock and key at all times.
  4. Jewelry: Valuable or sentimental jewelry should be moved by you. It’s best to not take any risks with your new necklace or the earrings passed down to you from your grandmother. Even a high quality, reputable mover is not immune to mistakes, and you don’t want your precious jewelry being accidentally misplaced.
  5. Practical Necessities: There are some items you should move yourself because you’ll want to have quick and easy access to them when you arrive at your new home. Medications, toiletries, and device charges are some of the things you should move yourself for the sake of convenience.

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