Packing liquids for your move?

Packing liquids for moving can be dangerously because they tend to spill while being transported and can easily create a big problem during your move.Furthermore, spills may ruin other items as well, thus potentially compromising your entire moving process.

First of all you should ask yourselfe how many different types of liquids have you managed to find under your roof? How many types of liquids there is in your household that you have to worry about?

What you should be focused on about when you collecting liquids for your move is all the liquid-filled containers found under the kitchen sink (usually a number of cleaning supplies), the liquid-filled bottles and tubes found in the bathroom (shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, lotions, and various cosmetic products), and the larger liquid-filled containers usually found in the garage and shed (oil, gasoline, pesticides, fertilizers, etc.).

Intermove Bosnia will give you a few guidelines on how to pack liquids so they don’t spill during a move. Also, you will here find advices on whether you should bother packing those liquids in the first place.

Before packing liquids for moving what should you do?

You should simplified the way you pack and move you liquids in that manner that you should pack as few liquids as possible to avoid all unnecessary risk.

As mentioned before moving your liquids are wery risky job, so there are a few important things you should do to make sure your house move ends without any spilling incidents in the meantime.

1.Stop buying them. The first thing you should do is to stop buying any liquids in the weeks and days leading up to Moving day itself, so, you won’t have to waste valuable time sorting out your liquids, and then having to pack and move large quantities of fluids. You should move only the liquids you need to.

2.Use them up. The second thing you can do is to use up as many of the liquids in your home as you possibly can before the day of your move, again in an attempt to save packing time and efforts later..

3.Sort them out. Most certainly you don’t need to pack and move all of the liquids in your home because that would be unnecessary terms of time, money, and energy. Instead you should sort out the liquids and set aside the ones that are not worth movin..

4.Get rid of them. Some of the liquids in your home will be forbidden for packing and moving depending on the country you are leaving or the country you are moving to. Other fluids will be expired or they will just have a little left in them and those are the ones that you should dispose of properly.

5.Give them away. The majority of liquids are easily replaceable after the move is over, so it’s not usually a good idea to waste packing time and spend transportation money to move those liquids. One good solution in that case is to donate those unopened product to people who might need them.

List of dangerous liquids and what to do with them!

You should be aware early enough in your preparation that some of the liquids in your home will be forbidden for packing and moving due to their dangerous nature. Such prohibited liquids include explosive liquids, poisons, corrosive materials, and toxic substances.

Here are some examples of liquids that are you not supposed to take with you when moving house because of it,t hazardous nature:

1.Lighter fluid;
3.Gasoline / Kerosene or other petroleum products;
4.Motor oil;
5.Lamp oil;
8.Pesticides / Fertilizers / Weed killers / Poisons;
9.Paint, paint thinners, and other paint-related materials;
10.Nail polish and nail polish remover;
11.Pool chemicals;
12.Cleaning supplies;
14.Nail polish remover;
15.Any unidentified liquids

Most of moving companies will not move cleaning supplies under normal circumstances. So, don’t pack any of the mentioned items because professional movers will not load dangerous items on their truck. It,s better to get in touch with your moving company and ask them to send you their list of non-allowable items so you could prepare in the right way for your upcoming move.

If you’re only moving a short distance away then you may be willing to take the risk and transport some of the less dangerous liquids – your cleaning supplies, for example – in your car. It,s not a problem if the relocation is in the range of local.

But, if you’re moving long distance, then you must dispose of those liquid items in a safe manner before you move away. Contact your nearest office of the Environmental Protection Agency to learn the best way to dispose of dangerous liquids before moving.

Or you can choose to give away some of those dangerous fluids to a friend or a neighbor who might need them, and then buy new ones when you are at your destination.

Ways to pack liquids before your moving day!

To minimise the chance of liquid spills during your move, you’re going to have to know how to pack liquids in the safest way possible so your move could be conductet in the secure way..

Here are the list of  steps on how to pack liquids in a safe way for a move:

1.SORT OUT all your liquid-filled containers and make a quick estimate of whether or not they are worth packing and moving.

2.USE UP half-filled bottles of liquid cosmetic products. Throw away small amounts of liquids that remain in their respective containers. There’s really no point in packing and moving any containers that are almost empty.

3.DISPOSE of all or most of the dangerous liquids found in your home. Do not risk any accidents during an already stressful move.

4.USE plastic bins to pack and transport liquids, not cardboard boxes. It’s easy to see why – in case of a spill during transit, plastic bins will contain any spilled liquids whereas cardboard boxes will not, thus possibly creating a big mess and ruining other of yours household items.

5.LINE the plastic bins with garbage bags as a second layer of protection against spills. Trash bags are really cheap so you won’t have to worry about spending any extra cash here.

6.REMOVE the top of each container that’s already been open, cover its opening with a piece of plastic wrap, place the cap or lid back on the container, tighten it, and then place a piece of packing tape over it for added protection.

7.PLACE each liquid container into a re-sealable Ziploc bag for extra protection against spills, then seal the bag. Do this regardless of whether the container been opened before or not. If there’s enough room, you can put several containers in a single Ziploc bag as long as they are in an upright position.

8.ARRANGE all sealed liquid containers in the plastic bin in such a way that they remain upright at all times – that is, keep them close together. To make sure those containers don’t shift during transport, fill up the open spaces between them crumpled paper – newspapers work fine.

9.CLOSE the plastic bin and secure its lid with packing tape.

10.PLACE a label on the plastic bin and write LIQUIDS and FRAGILE on it. Don’t use a marker directly onto the bin as you’ll want to re-use it again in the future.

Intermove Bosnia hope that you wil find this advices for securing your liquids during your move useful, and that it will help you to deal with that part of your move.

The best advice that Intermove can provide for you is – Keep yourselfe together and don’t panic-we will do the rest.

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