Moving Basics: What Not to Pack for the Moving Truck

Moving Basics: What Not to Pack for the Moving Truck

Millennials are the largest generation in Canada, making up almost 27% of the Canadian population.

In a recent report, it was revealed that between 2012 and 2016, 70% of Canadian millennials moved from one location to another.

With soaring housing rates, many millennials can’t afford to buy their own houses, which is why they move homes frequently.

If you’re a millennial who’s had to move before, you know how stressful moving is. And stress can induce many unpleasant side-effects such as the growth of premature grey hair, hypertension, and insomnia.

If you’re moving again, and wish to have a stress-free relocation, you should hire a moving company, like Wiebe’s Moving & Storage, that can make the process smoother by helping you pack, move and store your belongings.

You must have figured out some technical aspects of moving, such as how to pack certain items like pottery, artwork, and your piano without causing them any damage by now.

But what you probably didn’t know is that not all your belongings should be packed to go in moving trucks.

Some items like family heirlooms have sentimental value and should be moved personally to ensure their safety.

Here are a few other things you should transport in your car.

Flammable and combustible items

Flammable and combustible items pose a threat to moving trucks. Flammable liquids can burn at high speed, causing significant damage in a small amount of time.

Some flammable and combustible items you shouldn’t put on the truck are:

  • Batteries
  • Fireworks
  • Matches
  • Gasoline or kerosene
  • Nail polish remover
  • Bleach

Perishable Foods and Plants

Perishable foods and plants can cause harm to your belongings by attracting bugs, rats, or other pests. Rats can chew through your possessions and can cause irreparable damage.

Some items you should avoid loading on to the truck are:

  • Canned food
  • Frozen food
  • Flowers
  • Herbs

Moving Basics: What Not to Pack for the Moving Truck


If you have been prescribed any medication, remember to keep it handy. Don’t load it on the truck where it may get lost between many other items.

It’s also smart to keep the first aid box in your car to keep it handy while you move to your new place.

Compressed gases

Compressed gases hold high pressure inside the cylinders. They are dangerous because gas can flow rapidly and uncontrollably from a leaking cylinder.

Some items with compressed gases you shouldn’t put on the truck are:

  • Aerosol sprays (hairspray and spray paint)
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Oxygen tanks

Find safe and reliable movers in Winnipeg, Manitoba

At Wiebe’s Moving and Storage, we provide safe and clean moving services, whether you’re moving within Winnipeg or relocating cross-country in Canada. Call us today at our toll-free number 1-888-329-8899 or our Winnipeg number 204-944-0085.