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What Movers Won’t Move: What Not to Pack When Moving

Many people may not be aware, but there are numerous items which are prohibited by state and federal law and company policy. Please review this list to make sure none of the following items are packed in boxes, left in drawers, or are otherwise included in the shipment:

  • Aerosols (i.e. spray paint, WD40)
  • Ammonia
  • Ammunition (explosive)
  • Batteries (batteries are corrosive)
  • Bleach
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal/lighter fluid
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Fertilizers (contains nitrogen)
  • Fire extinguishers (combustible)
  • Fireworks (explosive)
  • Fuels and Oils (including those in power tools such as weed eaters)
  • Kerosene/Propane (including tanks, even empty tanks)
  • Matches
  • Nail polish (alcohol based)
  • Paint/Varnishes (flammable)
  • Paint thinners and polishes (flammable)
  • Poisons (including rat/mouse poison)
  • Pool chemicals
  • Scuba tanks (contains oxygen gas)

In addition, we will not move the following items, for they will need specialized movers:

  • Grand pianos
  • Baby grand pianos
  • Safes over 250 lbs
  • Live plants
  • Animals
  • Cadavers or body parts
  • Frozen foods
  • Perishable foods (such as produce)

Also, please keep the following items separate from items that will be moved and notify the movers if any of the items are included in boxes:

  • Money
  • Credit Cards
  • Checks
  • Medicine
  • School records
  • Keys
  • Jewelry
  • Important documents (financial, wills, insurance policies, etc)