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Moving Tips: What to keep with you on a move

It is important for you to keep your medicine on you when moving.

It is important for you to keep your medicine on you when moving.

When you move, you may have the urge to pack everything into boxes, give it to the movers and head to your new destination. While this is the easy way out, it is not really the best way, as you need several items by your side.

One of the most important items is packing your medicine and bringing it with you. If anyone in your family has medicine they take daily, or they need to keep something on them in case of an emergency, it is imperative to make sure you don't pack this with your regular belongings. This can cause a huge issue, especially if you do not get to your items on the same day that you arrive at your new home.

If you have any perishable food, it is not a good idea to pack it with your other items. These things will not be refrigerated, and you - and your moving company - could end up with a large mess. It is not a good idea to travel with food anyway, but if you must do it, get a bag that can keep items cold and fill it with ice packs.

Any extremely fragile items that you have second thoughts about moving without your supervision may be best left with you to travel with. This could include heirlooms, fragile dinnerware or any item that you do not feel you can put a price tag on. Keep these with you so you don't have to worry about them on your trip.

Animals are not to be moved by anyone but yourself. This may seem obvious, but it is important to keep in mind that this can be dangerous for them and transporting them is not the point of a moving company. Make sure you can keep an eye on them, and you have all of their food, water and other items they need to get to your new home safely.

Finally, any items that are dangerous, such as firearms or other weaponry, should not be shipped with the rest of your belongings. Instead, you should transport them by legal means that do not break the laws of the states or areas you need to pass through.