What Not to Pack When Moving

Besides finding the perfect Oklahoma City moving service, the most important part of a move is packing. You must be careful with delicate things, separate certain objects, and keep all important documents at hand. 

Additionally, professional moving companies aren’t willing to relocate certain objects, which many clients don’t realize. That’s why we came up with this short guide on what not to pack when moving. 

Avoid Losing Valuable Objects

Objects of high value, monetary or emotional, are better kept separate in a safe box or bag you can keep with you throughout the move. They can get lost or damaged if mixed up with other boxes. 

Even if you have the most trustworthy moving company, accidents can happen. A car crash, for example. It’s better to expect the unexpected and keep objects like the following with you during a move: 

  • Jewelry 
  • Cash and credit cards 
  • IDs 
  • Family rarities 
  • Small collectibles like stamps and golden coins 

We recommend making a list of your valuables when you move out and placing them in a special box or bag with distinctive markings on the outside. Kudos if you also write down where you packed each object! 

If they’re very valuable, consider getting insurance before moving

Keep a Bag of Essentials

Once you’ve reached your final home after a long day of moving boxes, the number one thing you’ll want to do is relax. So, keep a bag of essential items, like medications, your wallet, basic toiletries, phone chargers, and a change of clothes with you. 

Also, consider keeping an emergency first aid kit at hand, just in case. 

Important Documents

One of the most common mistakes first-time movers make is not giving documents the care and importance they require.  Trust us; once you lose your birth certificate, you’ll realize how troublesome it is to get a replacement! All these items should be kept separate in a protected folder: 

  • Birth certificates 
  • Marriage certificates 
  • IDs 
  • Contracts 
  • Insurance documents 
  • Property titles 

If possible, take photos or scan these important documents before the move. 

Forbidden objects

Every moving company has its set of objects they’re not willing to transport, either for convenience or to ensure the safety of their employees. You should be able to find this information on their websites or when you contact their office manager.  

Some common forbidden objects are: 

  • Fire extinguishers 
  • Fireworks 
  • Pesticides 
  • Paint cans 
  • Fuels and oils 
  • Fertilizers 
  • Batteries 
  • Living items like plants or pets 

We recommend leaving these objects (except your pets!) with a neighbor, as transporting them on your own can also be dangerous for you if there’s an accident. 

Oklahoma City Moving Service Tips for Packing

Hire a Professional Oklahoma City Moving Service!

Like any service provider, moving companies have their own sets of rules. These are designed to ensure the workers’ safety and that all your objects are safe and protected. If you want to learn more about Pink Zebra’s professional services, find a location near you!  


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