What you REALLY Can’t Forget to Pack

By August 10, 2015Packing Services
Packing Services Rochester NY

For that first move-in day, you’re going to want essentials like the coffee pot, cell phone chargers, and garbage bags. The packing company of your choice will take care of those things, so you don’t have to stress out about remembering absolutely everything. But according to NYS law, moving companies can’t legally pack certain items – and for practical reasons, shouldn’t pack others. For your convenience, we’ve put these items into 3 categories:

1. Chemicals

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Packing Services Rochester NY

Chemicals refer to flammables, corrosives, and explosives. This category encompasses some items that seem arbitrary at first, but make sense considering the safety hazards. As you go throughout your house deciding what to pack and what not to pack, just try to pinpoint anything that has a chemical as the main ingredient, such as:

  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Automobile Fluids
  • Batteries
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizers & Weed Killers
  • Pool Cleaners

2. Perishables

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Packing Services Rochester NY

Most moving companies will pack and transport perishables only if your entire move can take place within 24 hours. If your move will take longer than that, especially considering traveling time, then your perishables won’t make it back into a refrigerator before they spoil. A great solution? Pack these items in a well-insulated camping cooler the night before your move. That way you won’t have to worry about packing them the day of the move but you’ll still have something to bring to your new place. Perishables include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Opened Food Products
  • Ice Cream
  • Frozen Meat
  • Condiments
  • Dairy Products
  • “Refrigerate After Opening” Products

3. Sentimental Items

Packing Services Rochester NY

Packing Services Rochester NY

You’ll likely want to keep an eye on sentimental items so nothing of personal value is misplaced or damaged. We suggest entrusting a close family member or friend to pack and transport family-valued items:

  • Important Papers & Documents
  • Family Heirlooms
  • Marriage & Car Licences
  • Deeds
  • Laptops & Cellphones
  • Jewelry & Precious Metals
  • Medicine & Medical Devices

We hope these categories help you know what to pack and what NOT to pack for your upcoming move. If you need any more help or have questions about our packing services, call 585-288-8000 and we’d be happy to help!

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