Items Moving Companies won’t Move

When planning a move, there are certain items most moving companies will refuse to move. It can be for safety reasons or other. Therefore, before you start packing, talk to your movers and ask for a list of items you won’t be able to move. You need to come up with ways to dispose of such items. There are some items they will move but only if packed properly. Here are some of the items most moving companies will not move.

Hazardous items

Hazardous goods that are explosive, flammable, corrosive, toxic or radioactive are illegal to be moved by moving companies. These are dangerous goods so you need to get rid of it before your removal. Get more information from your local recycling centre to determine what items you can recycle. Another option is to give these goods to your friends or neighbours. Therefore, make sure you completely understand what items you cannot bring with you. Ask movers to provide you with a list of those hazardous items to avoid any unpleasant surprises on your moving day. Some of those items include:

  • Gasoline
  • Acid
  • Darkroom Chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Paints
  • Nail Polish & Remover
  • Car Batteries
  • Motor Oil
  • Liquid Bleach
  • Batteries

Perishable Food

Inflamable itemWhile food is not dangerous to move, it is still on the list of items you won’t be able to pack and place in a moving truck. This is because some food can cause a mess and can cause damage to other items. In order to avoid inconveniences, make sure you figure out what to do with your food before the moving day. If you are moving locally, you can take some of the food with you, in your car. Just pay attention to food that can spoil quickly. If you are moving long-distance, dispose of all food. Again, you can give some of your food to your friends or neighbours if you feel like not wasting it.


Some moving companies will move your plants, while others will refuse. If your movers agree to take the plants, ask them how to pack it properly. Perhaps they have certain rules. If, on the other hand, they refuse to move your plants, perhaps you can take some of them with you in a car. And, you will probably have to find a new home for the rest of them.

Important documents and valuable items

Some items just have no place in a moving truck. Most companies will have no problem when moving documents and other valuable items, including items of high sentimental value. However, you should think about whether you want or should pack these and load them into the moving truck. It would be ideal to take some of the following items with you in the car:

  • Cash
  • Passports
  • Birth certificates
  • Tax records
  • Financial Statements
  • Jewellery
  • Medicine
  • Different keys
  • Computer Software and back-up disks

Your pets

Under no circumstances are any pets allowed to be transported inside a moving van. You don’t want to endanger the life of your pet. However, there are solutions. You can take your pet in your car, or you can hire a professional pet mover.

Comments are closed.