We are movers and packers. It is our business to pack you up and take your belongings to your new home. So, it may seem odd for us to tell you to not pack certain items. However, there are items we know will be better off if they stay with you, and items that we are not insured to transport, and that you may prefer to keep with you. These are the sorts of decisions which are better of being made by you, our client. Here is out list of what not to pack for moving day.

Priority mover giving thumbs up next to wrapped furniture
Moving boxes and packing tape roll
Priority mover organizing and packing a moving truck
Efficiently packed moving truck

1. VOLATILE CHEMICALS
Of particular note are volatile or otherwise sensitive chemicals. This is always important but perhaps most vital to take note of this during the warmer months. If your science genius has a chemistry set or if you have leftover kerosene for a heater then please transport these items separate from the rest. Keep them in the cabin of your car, and not in the trunk. Take inventory of your belongings and make sure that no matches are strewn through your stuff. This also goes for:
• Nail Polish Remover
• Pesticides
• Motor Oil
• Ammunition
• Batteries
• Cleaning Fluids
• Fertilizer
• Bleach
Volatile chemicals may be best dealt with by recycling them or giving them to a friend. Some items, such as gasoline, might be given away using Craigslist.

2. PLANTS
Some people are just as attached to their plants as they are to their pets and they need to carry them wherever they go. However, we are not insured to carry plants. While we are as careful with plants as with any other of your belongings, we must tell you that if something happens to your plant, there is not much that can be done if the plant perishes. So, we advise that you carry your plants with you in a separate vehicle. The plants will likely do better in an open car than in the back of a stuffy moving van, and you will be happier knowing that your precious living friends are picked up and placed down precisely where you desire.

3. ARTWORK AND ELECTRONICS
If you have artwork or televisions, we need to caution you when attempting to move them. Special boxes for artwork are recommended and televisions should be packed in their original packing material. These items are not insured unless they are in their original packaging. Let us know how you wish to proceed with these items and we will take care of you. For artwork, original oil or latex paintings may not fare so well in a hot, stuffy truck. So, please consider these factors when moving such one-of-a-kind items. We want you and your items to arrive to your new home in one, whole, piece.

4. HEIRLOOMS AND PRICELESS ITEMS
If you have items that are of extreme sentimental value or not replaceable it is highly recommended that you transport these items yourself. Examples would be money, jewelry, heirlooms, coins, high value artwork, etc.

5. HANDGUNS, RIFLES, AND AMMUNITION
These are items that you want to transport yourself as well. Please be sure that you empty your gun safes before we move them.

We had an incredible experience with Priority Moving!
Michael helped with the planning and coordinating on the front end. I appreciated the thoughtful questions and transparency when it came to receiving a quote and ensuring they understood our needs.

We even had to reschedule our move due to a delay from the place we were moving into and Michael both reassured me that he’d take care of us and was able to get us rescheduled with EASE! Within 5 minutes of calling, I already had a rescheduling confirmation in my email. Very efficient!

When it came to moving day, the crew was efficient and friendly! Sam, Fernando, and Shawn powered through and handled everything with the utmost care.

We were moving out of a 3 story apartment with a windy stairwell and into a 2-story townhouse – that’s no easy feat!

At the end of our block of time, the total price was the exact amount that was quoted – no surprises!

I would recommend Priority Moving to ANYONE!

-Monique Dumaine

This was our first time hiring Priority Moving, and I am glad we did. It was the most positive moving experience I’ve ever had. They protected all our furniture really well and listened to every direction I gave on where to place items in the new house. Previous movers I’ve worked with just bulldoze past me and set things where they want, not stopping to listen at all.

We were moving between two 3-bedroom houses, each with 2 stories, and it took around 8 hours. It took longer than other moves I’ve had, but it’s clear they prioritize caring for your belongings and doing things right over going as fast as possible.

The only hiccups we had were not being able to fit the last few items on the truck (at least not safely), and we lost a plastic foot to our bed frame. I woud recommend them to anyone looking for careful movers. Someone looking for the fastest and cheapest should look somewhere else. But the 10% discount for paying with cash was a really nice benefit!

-Marie Funseth