There is one collection of things that every household across America has in common. It’s always grouped into several rooms throughout the home, and the quantity varies. It doesn’t matter how much or little you have, but it’s important to note that it exists when preparing for a move. HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS! They come in all sizes and forms. These substances are typically found in the bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, garages, sheds, and basements. Most household chemicals you likely would want to bring to the new home, however, it’s a great time to inventory all your spaces and make decisions on packing and purging.

When it comes to household chemicals be prepared to self-transport, donate, or property dispose.

Know ahead of time that movers typically do not move chemicals, paint, or aerosols under pressure due to safety precautions. This is a conversation topic to discuss in advance with your moving company during the estimate or booking. Professional packers will efficiently pack up everything properly, however, it is ultimately up to your moving company how the items will be transported to the new home.

Final thoughts before your final walk-through:

  • During your final cleaning, remember DO NOT leave any chemicals behind for the new owners, including paint.
  • Make decisions on items you wish to keep that can be moved in your own vehicle to the new home.
  • If you are moving to a temporary storage unit, be thoughtful about storing chemicals.
  • The remaining items could be offered to neighbors or consult with your local community recycling on best way to dispose of chemicals properly.

Being prepared in advance will results in a successful move day!

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