As you prepare for your move, remember there is a long list of prohibited items that cannot be put on a truck or in a moving container. Hazardous materials and perishable items are considered “non-allowables” because they are not allowed to be packed and moved with your household items. This moving tip is not only for the safety of the driver and crew members but also for safeguarding the condition of your possessions.

Hazardous Materials

Aerosol Cans Chemistry Sets Household Batteries Pesticides
Ammonia Cleaning Solvents Kerosene Poisons
Ammunition Darkroom Chemicals Liquid Bleach Pool Chemicals
Car Batteries Fertilizer Loaded Guns Propane Tanks
Charcoal Fire Extinguishers Matches Rubbing Alcohol
Lighter Fluid Fireworks Nail Polish/remover Sterno Fuel
Charged Scuba Tanks Fuel/oils Paint/Varnish/Thinner Weed Killer

Perishable Items

Food without adequate preservation Plants
Frozen Food Produce
Open or half-used Foods Refrigerated Foods

Keep Items of Personal Importance or Sentimental Value With You

Address Books Jewelry Memory Books
Furs Keys Mobile Devices
Home Videos Laptops/Tablets Money
Irreplaceable Photos Medications Paper or Electronic Documents*

*deeds, titles, insurance policies, professional files, research projects, financial documents, medical and school records, airlines or event tickets, and portable hard drives.

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