AT YOUR NEW HOME...
For the safety of your shipment, there are several items that are illegal to move on our moving trucks. These items are flammable or combustible, so they cannot be moved on the truck as a safety precaution to prevent fires. Other items, such as cleaning agents and bleach, are both flammable and if they leak they could potentially ruin your furniture on the shipment. Be sure to discard these items before your move or move them in your own vehicle.
Although they're not hazardous, perishable foods and plants also pop up on our things-not-to-pack list. Even though they're not flammable or toxic, they can attract bugs, rats, and other pests that could damage your property -- zero fun for anyone. Common perishables are things like:
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Packing Up Your Home Cats aren’t big fans of change. You can help your cats (and skittish dogs) adjust to the moving process by bringing in moving boxes early, and by keeping your furry friends in a familiar room you plan to pack up last. On moving day, keep your pets in a quiet room with the door shut, or at a friend’s house. This will ensure that your cat or dog won’t get scared and try to make a quick getaway while the movers load up the truck. During the moving process, try to keep your pet’s routine as normal as possible.
Planning Your Road Trip
Many pets haven’t spent much time in crates or cars. In the weeks or months leading up to the big trip:
Taking these steps will make moving day a lot more comfortable for you and your furry friends.
Pet-Proofing Your New Home
It is a good idea to pet-proof your new home. Tuck away electrical cords, plug up nooks where your pet could get stuck, make sure that all windows have secure screens, remove any poisonous house plants and confirm that no pest-control poison traps have been left anywhere in the house.
When you arrive at your new home at the end of your long journey, it will be tempting to set your dog or cat loose in the house to explore. However, a new and unfamiliar space can be overwhelming to your pets.
With patience, your cat or dog will be king or queen of your new home in no time.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) regulations protect consumers who are moving interstate, and define the rights and responsibilities of consumers and the household goods carriers they hire.
Your primary responsibility is to select a reputable mover, ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of the contract, and understand the remedies that are available to you in case there is a problem. Before moving your household goods interstate, household goods carriers (movers) are required to give you the booklet entitled Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move. This booklet will help you understand the documents that a mover will ask you to sign, and explains your rights if your household goods are lost or damaged. Movers are also required to give you FMCSA’s Ready to Move brochure, which helps you prepare to move with confidence.
The mover will also provide you with additional written information describing its procedure for handling any questions and complaints, and a telephone number you can call to obtain additional information about your move.