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-allowables” that you will need to consider before your move.
Non-allowables that are flammable, corrosive or explosive.
|Acids||Fire Extinguisher||Nail Polish Remover|
|Charcoal||Lamp Oil||Pool Chemicals|
|Charcoal Lighter Fluid||Liquid Bleach||Propane Tanks|
|Chemistry Sets||Loaded Guns||Reloading Supplies|
|Cleaning Solvents||Matches||Scuba Tanks|
|Darkroom Chemicals||Motor Oil||Sterno|
|Fertilizer||Nail Polish||Weed Killer|
Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit. Our movers 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.
|Frozen Food||Opened Food Products||Plants|
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. You can read “How To Move House Plants” to learn the safest ways to transport your plants.
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.
|Address Books||Computer Discs||Pagers|
|Airline Tickets||Financial Documents||Personal Video Tapes|
|Car Keys||Insurance Policies||Passports|
|Car Titles||IRAs/Deeds/Tax Records||Photographs/Photo Albums|
|CDs||Keys to House, Drawers, Safes||Research Projects|
|Cell Phones||Laptop Computers||School Records|
|Certificates of Deposit||Medical & Dental Records||Sterling Silver|