Moving Non-Allowables

Chemicals

Before your possessions are packed and loaded, it is important to learn which items cannot be shipped because they are either hazardous, perishable or irreplaceable. Listed below are common non-allowable items that you will need to consider before your move.

Hazardous Materials

Items that are flammable, corrosive or explosive.

Acids
Aerosols
Ammonia
Ammunition
Car Batteries
Charcoal
Charcoal Lighter Fluid
Chemistry Sets
Cleaning Solvents
Darkroom Chemicals
Fertilizer

Fire Extinguisher
Fireworks
Gasoline
Household Batteries
Kerosene
Lamp Oil
Liquid Bleach
Loaded Guns
Matches
Motor Oil
Nail Polish

Nail Polish Remover
Paint Thinner
Paints
Pesticides
Poisons
Pool Chemicals
Propane Tanks
Reloading Supplies
Scuba Tanks
Sterno
Weed Killer

Perishables

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

Frozen Food
Opened Food Products
Plants (Read our “How To Move House Plants” section)
Produce
Refrigerated Food

* Agents may agree to transport perishables that are properly packed and require no servicing in transit on shipments moving less than 150 miles and delivered within 24 hours of pickup.

Note: You should empty refrigerators and freezers and keep appliance doors open for at least 24 hours in advance of loading. This will allow appliances to dry out and prevent the growth of mold.

Personal or Sentimental Items

This category of non-allowables can create problems should your shipment be delayed or items lost. We suggest that irreplaceable or sentimental items be carried with you instead of being packed with your shipment.

Examples include:

Address Books
Airline Tickets
Car Keys
Car Titles
Cash
CDs
Cell Phones
Certificates of Deposit
Checkbooks

Computer Discs
Financial Documents
Insurance Policies
IRAs/Deeds/Tax Records
Jewelry
Keys to furniture, safe, home
Laptop Computers
Medical & Dental Records
Medicine

Pagers
Personal Video Tapes
Photographs/Photo Albums
Professional Files
Research Projects
School Records
Sterling Silver
Stocks/Bonds

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