Washington DC-based Moving Company Offers Advice on What 'Not' to Pack during a Big Move

Officials from Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan-based Unified Moving Services say that there are certain items that should be moved with caution.

Online PR News – 24-June-2015 – Baltimore, Maryland – “We want to assume that everyone getting ready for a big move, whether it is across the street or across town, is going to use common sense when moving,” says Gary Stone, president of Unified Moving Services (www.unifiedmovingservices.com" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.unifiedmovingservices.com), a Maryland-based full-service moving company that specializes in both residential and commercial moves in the Baltimore -Washington metropolitan area. “However, as one of the area’s biggest moving companies, with a stellar Better Business Bureau rating, will feel it is our duty to get this sort of information out to the public, whether they hire a moving company or move on their own.”

According to Stone, there are some common household items that should not be packed, stored or shipped because they are considered hazardous. Examples include flammables such as paint, varnish and thinners, gasoline, kerosene and oil, bottled gas, aerosol cans, nail polish and remover, ammunition and explosives, corrosives, and cleaning fluids and detergents.

“Packing flammable articles can cause an explosion or fire,” Stone explains. “Heat from the sun can raise temperatures inside a closed van or storage unit to more than 150 degrees. Even in the middle of winter, heat can build up inside aerosol hair spray cans or cleaning products, triggering an explosion or fire that can destroy your possessions when packed or stored.”

Stone says that for safety and the safety of your belongings as you begin your move, it is important to make sure that no member of your family packs these items in a container that is to be moved. After all, he says, replacing a can of hair spray is much easier than replacing all of one’s belongings.

“Aside from hazardous items, there are certain valuables that should always be personally moved,” says Stone. “Although Unified Moving Services prides itself on the protection of its clients’ possessions, accidents can and do happen. That’s why it is important to stay close to your most prized possessions.”

Stone says that anyone who is moving, should personally transport irreplaceable photos, financial papers and assets such as bank checks, insurance policies, stock certificates, legal documents such as wills and passports, and any valuables, like jewelry, or coin and stamp collections, as well as medical and family history records.

Unified Moving Services is a full service moving company, located in Hyattsville, Maryland, that specializes in commercial, residential, local, interstate and international moves. Through an organized team of office staff, movers and a well established name and reputation Unified Moving Services has provided services to thousands of satisfied customers across the country and around the world. 2015 marks ten years of Better Business Bureau accreditation for the company. For more information call toll-free at 1-800-406-1649 or visit them on the web at www.unifiedmovingservices.com/" target="_blank" class="highlight_link" rel="nofollow">http://www.unifiedmovingservices.com/>.

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