Non-storable items you should avoid

When it comes down to moving containers, they can make the process of moving your home much easier and more organized. But even containers at storage Beirut aren’t made to hold absolutely everything. In fact, many companies have disclaimers which list exactly what are non-storable items for their containers. Storage containers have many restrictions and we will try to list them all. Most storage container companies forbid storing hazardous materials and perishable items.

In a very large number of cases, it is simple enough to use common sense with these types of rules. You will definitely not think of packing your pet into the storage unit. Of course, there is no mover that will even point this out. In addition to the list, we provide you with here, make sure you speak to your movers and ask for all their guidance and guidelines. When it comes to packing and storing, this list should provide you with a better perspective on how to plan your move. Still, keep in mind that you should feel really confident in relying on your moving company for help. When there are things you are unsure of, or you simply know nothing about, have your reliable movers help you through it. The professionals know their work and have rules that build their reputation.

Firework in night sky, one of flammable, Non-storable items you should avoid
Fireworks are extremely dangerous. Never transport such flammable materials in containers.

Non-storable items: Hazardous materials

The non-debatable items are always those of a hazardous nature. Hazardous items are always at the top of the list of non-storable items you must avoid. These non-allowable belongings will be highlighted by professional logistics companies in Lebanon. When you are unsure if you should pack something, it usually means you shouldn’t. But, if your doubts continue – consult your movers. Hazardous non-storable items include any substance or material that is flammable, corrosive or explosive:

  1. Aerosols
  2. Chemistry sets
  3. Sterno
  4. Fertilizers
  5. Ammunition
  6. Kerosene
  7. Gasoline
  8. Nail polish and nail polish remover
  9. Car batteries
  10. Paint thinner
  11. Propane Tanks
  12. Household batteries
  13. Cleaning solvents
  14. Paints
  15. Poisons
  16. Motor oil
  17. Charcoal
  18. Charcoal lighter
  19. Ammonia
  20. Darkroom chemicals
  21. Fireworks
  22. Swimming pool chemicals
  23. Bleach
  24. Lamp oils
  25. Pesticides
  26. Matches

Next, we have a list of non-storable perishables

Perishables are also not allowed in moving containers. Because containers can be placed in storage for a while, the perishable items may die or spoil while in transit. Perishables include, but are not limited to:

  1. Animals
  2. Plants
  3. Frozen foods
  4. Refrigerated foods
  5. Fresh Produce
  6. Any food containers that have been opened

Another common problem is mold growth in an unplugged, stored refrigerator. To help reduce this risk, empty and clean your refrigerator and freezer and allow them to fully dry for 24 hours with the doors open.

Frozen sea food
Foods in no matter what form are not allowed. Refrigerators, for that matter, are on this list, as well, because you cannot transport them plugged in.

List of items to avoid storing in moving containers or storage facilities to keep them safe

Yes, portable moving containers provide one of the safest and most secure methods of moving. Still, there are some important items that you should never trust others to handle. This is especially true if you’re planning for the container to remain in storage for a long time. These include valuable items, documents, or objects of sentimental value. Certain non-storable items cannot really be classified in a specific category.

Usually, they are listed as “other” on movers’ lists of items not allowed in storage facilities. Another way you could call them is miscellaneous because they are the items that share nothing in common. Besides, of course, the fact that all these items have made it on the list of non-storable items you should avoid packing into containers. You should always consult your movers for anything you are not fully clear on. We will list a few of the things that go in the ‘other’ department. That way you can get the idea on how to move them and what to look for.

Does it go without saying you should never choose to store your personal documents, personal computers or cameras with sensitive data on it?

Be aware of the fact that this list is incomplete and there are so many things you can ask your mover about. Look at our list and see what items cannot enjoy the benefits of you renting storage, especially if you’re moving abroad. Your valuable items and those with personal importance should be close to you at all times. Check this out and get a feel for it, so you can freely conclude what items will fall onto the list as well.

  1. Birth, death, and marriage certificates
  2. Family videos
  3. Address books
  4. Business information
  5. Stocks, bonds and IRAs
  6. Financial documents and checkbooks
  7. Deeds
  8. Insurance policy documents
  9. Important computer disks
  10. Wedding photo albums
  11. School records
  12. Prescriptions
  13. Cherished photographs
  14. Cash
  15. Personal and professional files
  16. Safe or lockbox
  17. Vehicle titles
  18. Health records
  19. Cell phones
  20. Car keys
  21. New home keys
  22. Jewelry
  23. Laptop computers
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It should go without saying you should not store your important documents, computers or cameras with sensitive data into a container.

Get your non-storable items insured because they will not be protected by the moving contract

In a way, as we already explained, you are protecting your most valuable commodities by keeping them outside of the storage container. However, you will no doubt still have a lot of valuable items transiting inside the container. Those items could be including furniture, appliances, clothing and electronic equipment. Important disclosure: Note that many homeowner insurance policies cover your belongings, not only while in the storage container, but also while they are in transit to your new home. But, just as well, not all moving policies will provide you this benefit, so ask your insurance provider about your policy and its coverage.

If your moving container is going to be staying at your chosen moving company’s facility for a period of time before transport, then there is a possibility of buying a contents insurance policy through a third-party provider to cover the items in the storage container while it’s in the hands of the moving company.

Please be warned that things listed here are just some of the non-allowed items. The list is extensive and serious, so we hope we have given you a better picture of what you will not be storing. The rest will have to be left behind, or transported in your personal vehicle. The best way you could go about this is to consult your movers about the safety of things you are not completely sure about. That will be much easier than going through an extensive list of items, half of which you might not even own. To conclude, when in doubt – ask.

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