3 Things to Throw Away Before Moving
There’s a lot of thought that goes into your new home. One of the first things to consider is which items to take, and what can be thrown out to make moving from point A to point B easier and less stressful. Some of these items can be sold, donated, or simply thrown away. Safely disposing of some unneeded items can reduce liability and cost concerns of your movers, so take some time before your moving day to get rid of the following:
Properly disposing of old or unused medications will allow for more moving space for your current, more important medications. If a problem or delay were to occur with the moving process, you would want access to your currently used medications first. Moving from house to house is a great excuse to go ahead and free yourself from old medications, also giving you the opportunity to safely dispose of dangerous substances and chemicals.
Gasoline, Paint, and other Potentially Dangerous Items
Most people store gasoline and paint in their garages. We use the gasoline to refill lawn mowers and other landscaping tools. And we keep leftover paint for the occasional in-home touch-ups that always seem to be needed, but these are potentially dangerous and can cause issues for your movers, so be sure to properly dispose of all flammable, corrosive, pressurized, and explosive before moving day.
If possible, the easiest way to get rid of these items would be to give them away to a friend or family member who has a use for them. If this isn’t an option, the next step should be to contact your local Department of Health or sanitation service to safely dispose of them.
Plants & Food
Moving trucks are no place for food, as they don’t have the necessary regulations to keep them in good condition. Due to the lack of temperature and humidity control, food won’t last any longer on a moving truck. Because of this, many moving companies don’t allow the transportation of refrigerated or open food products, so throw it out, give it to friends or family, or pack a cooler to carry in your car. And since moving trucks lack ventilation and access to sunlight, plants face similar issues. You don’t necessarily need to throw them away, but moving plants in your own car or a friends’ is a quick and easy solution to this issue.
Moving doesn’t have to be a headache, and if you take care to get rid of non-allowable items ahead of time, the day can be hassle-free.
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