The following items cannot be shipped because they represent a hazard or are perishable. Refer to these lists prior to your move so that you can deal with these items beforehand.


Hazardous Materials – Items that are flammable, corrosive, or explosive.


Examples Include:


 Aerosols  Liquid Bleach
 Ammonia  Loaded Guns
 Ammunition  Matches
 Car Batteries  Motor Oil
 Charcoal  Nail Polish
 Charcoal Lighter Fluid  Nail Polish Remover
 Chemistry Sets  Paint Thinner
 Cleaning Solvents  Paints
 Fertilizer  Pesticides
 Fireworks  Poisons
 Gasoline Pool Chemicals
 Household Batteries Propane Tanks
 Kerosene Sterno
 Lamp Oil  Weed Killer



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


Examples include:


 Frozen Food
 Open or Half-Used Foods
 Refrigerated Foods

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


Note: Refrigerators and freezers should be emptied and kept open for at least 24 hours prior to loading in order to allow them to dry out completely and prevent the growth of mold and mildew.



Items of Importance/Sentimental Value – This third category of “non-allowable” items does not create the physical threat or hold the potential for spoilage that the above categories do. It is simply advisable to keep those items that cannot be replaced under your own guard and in your possession in order to guarantee beyond a doubt that nothing will happen to them.


Examples include:


 Address Books  Medicine
 Airline Tickets  Personal Video Tapes
 Car Keys  Photographs/Photo Albums
 CDs  Professional Files
 Checkbooks  Research
 Computer Disks  Projects
 Financial Documents  School Records
 IRAs/Deeds/Tax Records   Software Backups

 Sterling Silver

 Memory Books Stocks/Bonds



Please call our office with any questions!