Some Things Just Shouldn't be Brought on a Long Distance Move
It is just natural that we want to be able to pack everything and take it wherever we want and letting something go to waste or leaving it behind, well... that is just not something we people don't think of, especially in these days and times of bad economies and a shortage on job options. The problem is though that when moving and specifically when moving a long distance we just have no choice but to leave some things behind or possibly have them shipped to the new location. This is because there some things that can ruin or be a hazard in the long run of a haul.
One of the things that should never be transported long distances when moving is food. Food can spoil in a specific amount of time, first of all and that is without any outside influences affecting the quality or life of the food. Meats for example, if not taken care of properly can spoil within hours. Vegetables are the same, if they are not packed right or kept at a certain temperature they can go bad almost instantly. Heat can build up very quickly and this will spoil almost every food that is being transported, even if they are canned foods. You can pack and move canned vegetables that are in water though. When it comes down to it, packing and moving foods takes a lot of extra care and certain ways of moving it that can cost more than it is worth. Unless you are moving a whole inventory of food there is really no reason to bring it on a long distance home or office removal.
Chemicals should no way at all be packed and transported long distances. Packing and moving chemicals is very dangerous as they pose a huge safety risk to everyone from fumes, the risk of explosion and the possibility of chemical burns. Really any kind of chemical container that is under pressure should not be packed and moved as these are the most dangerous. As mentioned before temperatures can rise quickly in trucks and inside boxes and pressure will build up in these chemical containers, they will explode from this. If you have ever seen what a chemical explosion is like then you will make sure not to pack these.
Fire arms should also, never be packed and moved without the proper paperwork and precautions. Ammunition should just be sold because this is the main cause of any problems that can arise aside from paperwork issues. Ammunition can be set off if banged or struck in a certain way, very dangerous! The firearms themselves are not too bad and don't really pose a threat without ammunition.
Remember this article and it will save a huge headache later, If you have already started moving some of these items in boxes with the rest of your belongings then it would be a good idea to stop and make some changes to your load, for your safety, the safety of your other belongings and for the safety of everyone involved in the move.