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What Not To Pack When Moving To Your New Home

By Capitol Moving & Storage

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Nothing is worse than opening up a box that you packed only to find your items destroyed. It’s heartbreaking and extremely frustrating. At Capitol Relocation & Logistics, we want to make sure that when you are moving into your new home, everything that you packed can be safely unpacked and is completely undamaged. A great way to avoid this is by knowing what to pack and what not to pack. If you are moving into a new home, don’t miss these vital tips!

Nothing Live Should Ever be Packed!

You would be so surprised at homeowners who think their beautiful plants will fare well in a box and moved across the country. While some plants can be properly packed, a general rule of thumb is that if it breathes, we need to know about it. This includes household pets! Even if they don’t require much attention in their own habitat, every living thing deserves some acknowledgment and that’s hard to do taped up in a box!

Nothing You Just Can’t Live Without

While most reputable companies do a fantastic job at delivering all of your items without any harm, missteps and mistakes can happen. If you consider some items to be completely priceless, it may be a good idea to keep them nestled with you. In the past, families have chosen to hold onto their personal files like passports and marriage licenses, certain jewelry, technology and software, car keys, etc.

Nothing Dangerous Should be Packed

This is an extremely important tip that can mean the difference between life and death. Your home contains some everyday items that could actually be flammable or even explosive when moved. All of these items can be commonly found in the home, but they are never really stored together. Then when you decide to move everything out and put it all in one box, trouble can begin to occur. Here’s a list of common things around the home that we may not think about on a day to day basis and it probably shouldn’t make the cut during the move:

  • Batteries
  • Corrosive chemicals or poisons
  • Nail polish & remover
  • Paints
  • Lighter fluid
  • Gasoline
  • Fireworks
  • Loaded weapons
  • Ammunition including gunpowder
  • Cleaning fluid
  • Matches
  • Charcoal
  • Propane
  • Wax candles

Your Capitol Move Coordinator can provide you with a full list specific to your local or long-distance move.

At Capitol Relocation & Logistics, we do our best to keep everyone’s belongings safe. With over sixty years in the moving business, we pride ourselves on explicit customer service and highly experienced drivers and movers. If you have specific questions on packing for your new home or things that you shouldn’t pack when moving, give us a call today at (860) 579-6377.