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Non Allowable Items

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Before your possessions are packed and loaded on the moving van, it is important that you understand which items cannot be packed or stored because they represent a safety hazard or are perishable. Listed below are some common non-allowable items that you need to be aware of.

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials – Items that are combustible, flammable or explosive.
Examples Include:

Alcohols
Sterno
Matches
Kerosene
Gasoline
Propane/Propane Tanks
Fireworks
Charcoal
Charcoal Lighter
Ammunition
Lamp Oils

Anitfreeze Compounds
Fire Extiguisher
Aerosols
Cleaning Solvents
Ammonia
Nail Polish
Nail Polish Remover
Liquid Bleach
Paints (latex & oil based)
Paint Thinner
Combustibles such as spot cleaners, office machine liquid cleaners, etc.

Disinfectants
Household Batteries
Chemistry Sets
Darkroom Chemicals
Pool Chemicals
Motor Oil
Car Batteries
Fertilizer
Pesticides
Poisons (such as weed killer)

Perishables

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

  • Frozen Food
  • Produce
  • Plants
  • Refrigerated Food
  • Open or half-used foods or food without adequate preservation

Personal Items

We suggest that irreplaceable items and\or sentimental items be carried with you instead of being packed with your other household belongings. This suggestion is especially important if your shipment must temporarily be placed in storage until final delivery. Note: These items are loaded at your own risk.

Examples Include:

Airline Tickets
Car Keys
Cell Phones
Pagers
Laptop Computers
Checkbooks
Cash
School Records
Medical & Dental Records
Remote Controls for TVs/VCRs/Stereos

Certificates of Deposit
Stocks Bonds
IRAs
Financial Documents
Deeds
Car Titles
Professional Files
Insurance Policies (Life/Auto/Home, etc.)
Documents Pertaining to Your New Home

Prescription Medicine
Computer Discs
Address Books
Jewelry
Family Photographs
Wedding Albums
Personal Video Tapes
VCRs & Stereos
Keys to Furniture, Safe, Home Valuable Collections such as coins or stamps

Heat Sensitive

Heat Sensitive Items

We suggest that heat sensitive items not be packed with your household belongings. This suggestion is especially important if your shipment must temporarily be placed in storage until final delivery. Note: These items are loaded at your own risk.

Examples include:

  • Decorative Candles
  • Computer Diskettes
  • Videotapes
  • Compact Disks
  • Cassette Tapes
  • Record Albums