Moving companies can help make your move go smoothly by packing and moving your items for you. There are some items, though, that they won’t move, and if you aren’t prepared on moving day, then you may be scrambling to figure out what to do with these items. Fortunately, the expert residential movers here at Merit Moving Systems will go over how to plan for the items that movers can’t move on moving day. 

What To Do with Items in Your Bedroom & Laundry Room

Your bedroom likely has some personal possessions, such as electronics and firearms, and your laundry has a variety of detergents, cleaners, and other liquids that are flammable. Movers won’t be able to move these items on moving day because of the dangers they present. To avoid any issues with these items, consider:

  • Shipping Electronics & Firearms
  • Dispose of Flammable Items Properly
  • Read Up on Laws Regarding Firearms

What To Do with Your Items Outside in Your Garage & Patio

You likely have items outside of your home in your garage or on your patio. Many of these items tend to be lawn equipment, grills, and gasoline/oil. These items are combustible and can lead to a potentially dangerous situation during the transportation process of your move. Be sure you:

  • Empty Out Any Gas & Oil Containers
  • Sell or Donate Items
  • Make Sure Any Grills Are Emptied Out 

What To Do with Items in Your Living Room & Kitchen 

Your living room is one space in your home that you likely decorate with plants which won’t survive a trip in the back of a truck. Your kitchen has many perishable items that’ll go bad during the duration of your move. To ensure a smooth moving experience, before moving day, make sure you: 

  • Throw Away Perishables 
  • Consider Consuming Perishables
  • Transport Your Plants Yourself

Get Set for a Successful Moving Day

Dealing with leftover items on moving day can be stressful, but if you know what to do with them ahead of time, you can alleviate that stress. Your local and long-distance movers will thank you for making their job easier since they won’t have to worry about dealing with these items.