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Toiletries and Chemicals, Are They Worth Packing for the Move?

When packing for a move there are just some things that can create a hassle or can just waste space even for a penny pincher. Two things that fall in this category are toiletries and chemicals and there are a number of reasons why these things just don't need to be carried along and why if they are they can create more of a hassle than needed.

Toilet paper is one of those things that we just don't need to carry along unless you have a commercial supply of toilet paper hidden away in the bathroom pantry or the hallway closet. It is best to just leave it behind or give the few rolls you do have to a neighbor because they are awkwardly shaped and difficult to pack.

Another thing in the toiletries department that you can just throw out and start fresh with is disposable razors these are common things to buy and there is really no point in carrying them along unless you are stocked up on them. Just run to the local store in your new neighborhood and buy some new toilet paper rolls and razors. Of course if you are strapped for cash and you have to carry these things along just put them in a zip-lock bag and put them into your need right away box.

When it comes to chemicals it is just best to throw out all the chemicals you have and buy new ones unless they are so hard to find that they are basically irreplaceable. The reason that chemicals should just be disposed of is that they pose a hazard during transport especially if the move is over a long distance. Chemicals that are under pressure such as industrial strength cleaners and even hairspray in some cases can become very dangerous if packed.

There are two main reasons why you should not pack chemicals that are under pressure:

1)    Chemicals that are under pressure when exposed to heat can over pressurize and explode even when being stored, not just when being moved in a box. During the moving process heat can build up rapidly in a car or van and the chemicals can explode and damage other items or even a person.

2)    Chemicals that are under pressure when packed can move around inside a box while in transit and have the chance of getting punctured this can also cause them to explode possibly injuring someone nearby. If chemicals are packed if the box is dropped this can also lead to an injury from explosion and possible chemical burns.  

Removal companies will not move or pack chemicals because of these two reasons and if you employ a moving company to pack your home they will make you aware of this. A goods removal company will let you know that it is best to just get new chemicals as a good company, with years of experience knows that transporting chemicals is dangerous to everyone involved including their crew.