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The Items You Definitely Shouldn’t Pack When Moving

Packing is probably the toughest task you’ll face when preparing to move out of your current home and into your new one. It usually lasts throughout the entire process of the move, right up until moving day. While the task is certainly daunting, we’ve gone and done you a favor by compiling a list of things you should not pack for your movers. Check out the list below!

Dangerous Household Goods

Moving companies will not transport your hazardous goods, especially if they have to be taken hundreds of miles to their new destination. These “hazardous goods” include items that are either flammable, explosive, or corrosive. If any of those items were to spill or ignite during the move, you could have some real trouble on your hands. Additional items include guns, ammunition, fuel/propane tanks, cleaning supplies, aerosol cans, and even bottles of liquor. If you’re not sure whether an item qualifies as hazardous or not, give your moving company a call.

Items of High Sentimental Value

Irreplaceable items that moving companies won’t be able to replace or restore are among the items moving companies will not transport. Things such as family heirlooms that have been passed down from generation to generation could not possibly be replaced or compensated for by professional movers. Therefore, you’ll have to be in charge of transporting your own highly important valuables. These items include personal documents, valuable collections, one-of-a-kind artwork, and expensive jewelry. It’s best to transport items like this on your own, so you know they are close by and packed especially carefully.

When packing up your home, there are a lot of possessions to sort and go through. If it helps, set aside the items you’re not sure about and ask your moving company if they will transport them or not. If you’re in the Boston, MA, area and require the help of professionals, please contact our team here at Mastodon Moving. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form.

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