While we are certainly happy to move boxes of old newspapers from one basement to another for you, this is often not a particularly economical approach.  Relocating to a new home is a great opportunity to purge unused and unwanted items.  A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t opened a box or used an item since your last move, it may be time to get rid of it.

Items Not To Pack
Items Not To Pack

On Local Moves, which are based upon an hourly rate, additional boxes of books and papers simply add to the total amount of time to complete the job.  The addition of 10 – 20 additional boxes typically will not add any significant time or cost to the move.

On Interstate Moves, which are based upon weight, eliminating excess boxes of papers, magazines, or books can have a significant impact upon the final cost of the move.  Before you start packing, it is certainly a good idea to sort through what items you want to take and what items you can discard or donate.

In addition to the above, there are several items that Olympia simply cannot transport for legal and/or liability reasons.  These include, but are not limited to:

1)     Fire extinguishers

2)     Any gas in tanks; such as propane or oxygen

3)     Aerosol cans

4)     Paints, varnishes, solvents, thinners, oils, heating agents

5)     Ammonia, bleach and household cleaning agents

6)     Auto batteries

7)     Lighter fluid

8)     Ammunition

9)     Any combustible products

For more check our full list of items not to pack.