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.
Items that are flammable, corrosive or explosive.
Charcoal Lighter Fluid
Nail Polish Remover
Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit.*
Opened Food Products
Plants (Read our “How To Move House Plants” section)
* 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.
Certificates of Deposit
Keys to furniture, safe, home
Medical & Dental Records
Personal Video Tapes