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5 Common Items Movers Won't Insure and How to Protect Them

When planning a move, it's important to consider how to protect your belongings during the journey. While most reputable moving companies offer insurance options, there are some items that they won't insure. Here are 5 common items that movers won't insure and how to protect them during the move:

  1. Valuable or Fragile Items

Most moving companies will not insure high-value or fragile items such as fine art, antiques, jewelry, or collectibles. If you have such items, it's best to hire a specialty moving company or purchase additional insurance coverage to protect them.

  1. Live Plants

Moving companies typically do not insure live plants due to the risk of damage or death during transport. If you want to take your plants with you, it's best to transport them yourself in your personal vehicle.

  1. Perishable Items

Moving companies will not insure perishable items such as food, plants, or pets. If you're moving long-distance, it's best to consume or donate perishable items before the move.

  1. Items Packed by Owner

Most moving companies will not insure items that are packed by the owner. If you pack your own belongings, make sure to label each box with its contents and handle them with care to avoid any damages during the move.

  1. Hazardous Materials

Moving companies will not insure hazardous materials such as chemicals, propane tanks, or gasoline. If you have hazardous materials, it's best to dispose of them properly before the move.

In conclusion, it's essential to know what items moving companies won't insure to avoid any surprises or loss during the move. While some items cannot be insured, there are steps you can take to protect them, such as hiring a specialty moving company, transporting them yourself, or purchasing additional insurance coverage. By taking the necessary precautions, you can ensure that your belongings arrive safely at your new home.

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