Packing Liquids on Moving

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Liquids can be some of the trickiest substances to pack for a move due to their unpredictable weight distribution as well as the potential for damaging leakage. Here’s a guide to packing liquids, as prepared by the packing and residential moving and commercial moving expert team at Noah’s Ark Moving.

Illegal Liquids

First off, let it be stated that it’s a MAJOR NO to pack any liquids like flammable gases, toxic substances, or poisons. These include materials including nail polish remover, cleaning solvents, lighter fluid, paint, fertilizer, pesticides, and even bleach. Don’t pack these substances, just pick up replacements at a nearby store when you’re safely moved into your new location. Any trustworthy mover will refuse to take them in their truck.

Safely Packing Liquids

Here’s some tips for safe liquid packing:

  • Pack all liquids in a plastic box rather than a cardboard one. If the liquid spills out, it will leak through the cardboard box – while a plastic box will contain it.

  • Seal all lids and covers of liquid containers super tightly.

  • Place the container full of liquid in sealed Ziplock bags just to be safe.

  • Put liquid containers straight up in plastic bins.

Non Hazardous Liquids

Water, juice, or other harmless liquids are fine to move. They just need to be packed carefully to avoid the damages associated with spilling. Also, spilling isn’t a major risk as long as their containers have never been opened. Wine bottles are way more delicate, as their glass can be broken. Just make sure to pack wine bottles (and glasses) according to some of the painstaking tips we’ve provided in previous blog posts – including crazy insulation, shock absorption, and layering.

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Packing Liquids on Moving

Packingliquidsonmoving

Liquids can be some of the trickiest substances to pack for a move due to their unpredictable weight distribution as well as the potential for damaging leakage. Here’s a guide to packing liquids, as prepared by the packing and residential moving and commercial moving expert team at Noah’s Ark Moving.

Illegal Liquids

First off, let it be stated that it’s a MAJOR NO to pack any liquids like flammable gases, toxic substances, or poisons. These include materials including nail polish remover, cleaning solvents, lighter fluid, paint, fertilizer, pesticides, and even bleach. Don’t pack these substances, just pick up replacements at a nearby store when you’re safely moved into your new location. Any trustworthy mover will refuse to take them in their truck.

Safely Packing Liquids

Here’s some tips for safe liquid packing:

Non Hazardous Liquids

Water, juice, or other harmless liquids are fine to move. They just need to be packed carefully to avoid the damages associated with spilling. Also, spilling isn’t a major risk as long as their containers have never been opened. Wine bottles are way more delicate, as their glass can be broken. Just make sure to pack wine bottles (and glasses) according to some of the painstaking tips we’ve provided in previous blog posts – including crazy insulation, shock absorption, and layering.

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