Here is a partial list of common household items movers will NOT ship:
Acid, Aerosols, Ammonia, Ammunition, Batteries, Car batteries, Charcoal lighter fluid, Cooking
fuel (Sterno), Fertilizer, Fireworks Frozen foods, Gasoline, Kerosene Lamp oil, Liquid bleach,
Loaded weapons, Nail polish remover OpenPaints, Paint thinner, Pesticides, Poisons, Pool chemicals,
Propane tanks, Weed killer
Pack One Room At A Time - It’s more efficient and less stressful if you pack one room at a time.
Be sure and label each box appropriately (on top and side) with a description of its contents.
Boxes containing breakable or sentimental items should always be labeled as “Fragile”.
Keep a detailed list of what items are packed in each box, or write contents on the box to make unpacking easier.
Empty all drawers of breakable items or anything that might spill.
It’s a good idea to put all furniture knobs, feet, screws, etc. in one container so they won't get lost or damaged.
A Little TLC - Wrap each item individually and always place a layer of crushed paper in the bottom of the box or carton for cushioning.
Fill empty spaces with additional crushed paper. When wrapping glasses, carefully put paper in the glass as well.
It’s a smart idea to pack according to the season(s) which your things will be in storage and mark the boxes appropriately.
A note from the chiropractor - Put heavy items in small boxes so they're easier to carry.
When Packing The Truck - Make sure the items you need first are loaded last (e.g., kitchen items, telephone and radio).
Use common sense, keep in mind the size, sturdiness and weight of your boxes.
Plan Ahead - Pack a separate bag with toiletries, a change of clothes, etc., for the first couple of days after your move.