When I told my husband that I got promoted and that we would be moving across the country, you should have seen the look on his face. He was clearly devastated, and I didn't know what to do to make it better. Instead of focusing on the negative things, I started working with him to help him to overcome his grief. We talked about how we could stay in close touch with family and friends, and how to make the move less stressful than other moves in the past. This blog is all about moving without the hassle and heartache.
Using a moving company is one of the most convenient and inexpensive ways to move your household or business. However, a moving company may not be able to carry all your belongings; there are restrictions on the type of items they can carry. Here are some of the causes of such restrictions:
To Avoid Damage
Some items can cause or incur damages if they are moved via conventional means by moving companies. For example, explosives may catch fire and burn your items on transit, the moving truck or even other vehicles on the road. Other items that may cause damage on the road include acids, fuel, and paint.
Then there are also items that can get damaged on the way either because they are extremely fragile or because they are perishable. For example, this is the reason moving companies don't carry perishable foods or items of sentimental value such as certificates and family heirlooms.
To Avoid Injuries
Most of the items that can cause damage on the road can also cause injury. Things about explosives or acids, for example, that can harm all road users including pedestrians. Transporting such items would expose moving companies to expensive lawsuits and even run the businesses to the ground.
To Obey Legal Requirements
The transportation industry just like other industries, have federal, state and local regulations that all players must adhere to. For example, states regulate which animals and plants can cross their borders. In some cases, you may be required to get a special permit before moving a living organism across a state border. Therefore, it is not that the movers hate your pets or your houseplants, their hands may be tied by government laws. There are also dangerous objects that movers may not be allowed to handle, such as explosives.
To Avoid Harm to the Environment
Lastly, moving companies shy away from objects that pose serious harm to the environment in case of an accident. For example, transporting huge amounts of pesticides or oil is dangerous because they can spill and kill nearby ecosystems in case of an accident.
Therefore, don't start packing before talking to the moving company who is supposed to handle the move. Consult the movers first so that they can tell you what they can and cannot carry so that you can organize alternative transportation for the alternative items. The movers can also help you pack the items they will be carrying for you.
Contact a company like SMITTY MOVERS for more information and assistance.
13 September 2017