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What Not To Pack when Moving


If you’re preparing for a move, you most likely want to throw everything into boxes to make it easier. However, you may be doing yourself (or whoever is doing the unpacking) a disservice. There are quite a few common household items you’ll want to avoid putting into boxes. Some of these items can damage others or simply be dangerous to put in a box. Murphy Moving & Storage is happy to provide you with a list of items you should avoid packing when preparing for a move.
Avoid packing the following items:
  • Fuels and oils
  • Hazardous materials
  • Household batteries
  • Car batteries
  • Pool chemicals
  • Liquid bleach
  • Aerosol cans
  • Fireworks
  • Pesticides
  • Paint thinners
  • Ammunition
  • Ammonia
  • Paint
  • Charcoal or lighter fluid
  • Matches
  • Loaded guns
  • Important papers or files
  • Perishable foods
  • Open or used food
  • Plants
  • Computers
  • Jewelry
  • Cash
  • Cell phones
Have questions? Need assistance with your packing? Reach out to us at (845) 276-3060.

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