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Things Your Movers Will Not Transport

Things Your Movers Will Not Transport
  • Corrosives
  • Bleach
  • Ammonia
  • Nail polish remover
  • Other chemicals

These items are dangerous for your movers to move. Hazardous materials create too many variables in the moving process. Luckily, most of these are household items that can be easily replaced when you arrive at your new home.

Combustible/Flammable Items

  • Propane tanks
  • Aerosols
  • Paint
  • Gasoline
  • Lighter fluid and kerosene
  • Charcoal

Similar to hazardous material, combustible items are simply too dangerous to transport in a moving van or truck. The tiny inconvenience of not being able to move these items is definitely better than a
?flaming alternative!


Even though your pets may be caged or extremely well-behaved, your movers simply will not move them. Moving trucks can get very hot or cold inside depending on the weather. This atmosphere definitely wouldn’t suit your furry friends.


You might not know this, but there are actually laws against moving certain plants certain distances. This is because some countries are free of insects and diseases that afflict other countries. Transporting plants may mean introducing such invaders to your new area. Because of laws like these, moving companies generally won’t move your plants across certain state lines. Even if they were allowed to move them, plants could soil or die in transit, potentially damaging your other belongings.


  • Ammunition
  • Fireworks
  • Fire arms

This might seem pretty obvious, but you would be surprised at what some people try to move. Anything that puts your movers or your other belongings in danger definitely cannot be moved.

Perishable Food

It’s important to check your movers’ policy on food. Some moving companies will not transport any kind of food, while others just won’t transport the perishable items. Anything that can soil in transit should definitely not be moved. In addition to potentially damaging the other belongings that you move, food like this can attract insects, which both you and your movers definitely want to avoid. Consider hiring a company such as Glacier Vehicles which offer refrigerated vans for this.


  • Cash
  • Financial and personal documents
  • Jewelry
  • Checkbooks and credit cards
  • Medicine

While your moving company may not have a specific policy against transporting valuables such as these, it’s generally a good idea to keep these things with you as you move. Even if it’s a family photo book or another item of sentimental value, keep it close by as you move. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself whether that belonging can truly be replaced. If it can’t, don’t put it in transit.

If you’re ever unsure on what can and cannot be moved, don’t hesitate to consult your mover. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

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