How to transport delicate items safely | Presidential Moving

When moving a house, it is impossible to pack away everything into the moving van. In fact, professional movers will refuse to carry several items as a matter of policy. What can you do to move these items safely without creating any more trouble? Here are some simple ways to bring your prized possessions with you to your new home.

Pets

Pets are delicate creatures and moving them in a van is simply impossible. There are numerous risks in doing so. Your pet may suffer from hyperthermia due to the enclosed environment inside the moving van. It might become nervous and snappy in a new environment without its human companions. The best thing to do is to use a pet carrier. These come in different sizes and serve well to transport cats, dogs, rabbits and other animals of a similar size. You can fasten them to the passenger seat or back seat of your car and carry them easily by hand.

Plants

Plants can be extremely delicate and sensitive to sudden changes in their environment. If you have a few small potted plants, you can very easily carry them in your hands and keep them in your laps during the car ride. For larger or several plants, you can do this. Wrap the potted plant in a plastic bag and fasten the top securely. Make some holes in the plastic for air to pass through. Place the plant inside a carton of suitable size, preferably with openings on the side to make it easier to carry around. This should keep your plants safe throughout the ride.

Liquids and Chemicals

Many of our favorite things contain chemicals. Perfumes, makeup, barbecue starter oil, etc. can not only spill and damage other items in the van, they are also flammable. Therefore, the best way is to place them inside a separate carton with packing material to minimize unnecessary knocking around. You can tie the carton to a car seat or lodge it securely in the leg space of your car. You can also store it in the trunk or carry it on your lap during the trip.

In addition to these tips, you can even ask a professional moving company such as Presidential Moving for additional measures or special materials that they have to transport such items safely. While you may have to pay a little extra for this, it should be worth the satisfaction of knowing that the things most dear to you are completely safe.