Things You Shouldn’t Pack for a Move

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Most moving companies, by federal law or internal policy, cannot transport the following items.

Hazardous Materials

Things that are flammable, corrosive or explosive:

  • Ammonia
  • Ammunition
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal lighter fluid
  • Chemistry sets
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Fertilizer
  • Fireworks
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene
  • Lamp oil
  • Liquid bleach
  • Loaded guns
  • Matches
  • Motor oil
  • Paint thinner
  • Nail polish remover
  • Paints
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Sterno
  • Weed killer

Perishables

Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit:

  • Frozen foods
  • Plants
  • Produce
  • Refrigerated foods
  • Open or half used foods

Items of Personal Importance or Sentimental Value:

These things should be packed separately and moved in your personal vehicle to ensure they stay safe:

  • Stamp or coin collections
  • Deeds or wills
  • Moving documents
  • Family photographs
  • Personal electronics
  • Securities
  • Cash
  • Valuable jewelry