What Not to Pack - What Movers Will Not Transport

If you are using a moving company, you should know that there are some items that, by federal law or internal policy, they cannot transport. Here are some of the most common:

Hazardous Materials

Do not pack items that are flammable, corrosive or explosive. For example:

Aerosols
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

Do not pack food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit. For example:

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

Items You Should Move Yourself

Items of personal importance or sentimental value should be kept separate and you should move them yourself. For example:

Stamp or coin collections
Deeds or wills
Moving documents
Family photographs
Furs
Securities
Cash
Valuable jewelry