The Few Things Movers Shouldn’t Pack on Your Behalf

When it comes to moving, professional movers can handle just about anything. However, there are a few things the moving crew should not pack or move on your behalf. Make a mental note of the items listed below and exclude them from the items designated for the moving crew to load up and deliver to your new home. 

Perishable Items

Look through your freezer and refrigerator to determine if there are any perishable items. If you have any such sensitive items, don’t leave them for the movers to move to your new house. Either move these items on your own, eat them now, so they don’t spoil, or give them away. 

Items That Cannot Be Replaced

Sentimental items, family heirlooms, costly jewelry, coin collections, and additional valuables should not be moved by the moving crew. Whether the item in question is a valuable piece of art, a cherished family portrait or photograph, a lovely necklace, or another costly and sentimental item, you should plan to move these significant items carefully on your own. 

Greenery

The distance of your move will determine if your mover can handle your plants or not. Houseplants are “perishable” items and federal regulations prevent them from being moved on a regulated moving van going 150 miles or more. Also, houseplants can’t be packed on regulated moves that will take more than 24 hours to complete. 

If you own plants, check with your professional mover to make the necessary arrangements for your plants.

You might have to either move the plants on your own or leave them behind for the new homeowner.

Pets

Though it might be hard to believe, some people expect moving crews to transport their pets. Whether you own fish in an aquarium, a gerbil, dog, cat, or another pet, your furry friend should not be handled by the moving crew. After all, moving personnel are not trained to handle such animals. 

Move your pets to your new home with your own vehicle, ask a friend for assistance, or rent a vehicle that will accommodate your pet. This way, you can provide your pet with the necessary care from the moment you head out the door until the moment you step foot in your new home.

Hazardous or Dangerous Items

All hazardous, explosive, corrosive, or flammable items should be disposed of in the proper manner or moved in your own vehicle. These dangerous items do not belong in a moving truck of any sort. So don’t expect the moving crew to transport these hazardous items. If you don’t want the items in question, contact your local recycling service, fire station, or an environmental agency to find out the proper disposal method.

Schroeder Moving Systems is Here to Help

Are you planning a move? Whether you are planning a long-distance move or a move across town, we can help. Let our moving crew spearhead the move on your behalf, and you won’t have to worry about a thing. Give us a call to find out more about our moving service and schedule your move.

Unigroup Migration Study: More People Moving Out of Wisconsin Than Moving In

The United Van Lines 43rd Annual National Movers Study is out. During 2019, Wisconsin experienced almost the same amount of interstate movers arriving as those who were leaving. Last year there were slightly more outbound movers with 47% of Wisconsin’s interstate movers coming in and 53% were leaving the state.

This appears to be par for the course as Wisconsin has had a net neutral amount of interstate movers every year for the past decade.

Nearly half of all outbound movers cited job opportunities elsewhere as their primary reason for leaving. Yet middle-aged and older demographics were more likely to move: about 50% of outbound movers were in the 55-64 and 64+ demographics.

Incoming movers also cited job opportunities as the main reason for coming to Wisconsin as well as moving to be closer to family. The age demographics for incoming movers were split relatively evenly.

If you’re one of those interstate movers coming into or leaving Wisconsin, contact us at Schroeder Moving Systems for a free moving quote.