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Non-Allowable Items

By September 21, 2017September 3rd, 2018Moving


When you hire a professional moving company they should provide you with a “Non- allowable items list”.

Non-allowable item is the term used in the industry referring to the items that professional moving companies will not transport.

It is important to know  what these items are  in case you are doing the packing. Knowing what you can’t bring will also save you valuable time!

Do not hesitate to contact your mover for more information about any item you are uncertain about.


Hazardous Items

  • Acids
  • Aerosols
  • Ammonia
  • Ammunition
  • Car Batteries
  • Charcoal and Charcoal lighter fluid
  • Chemistry Sets
  • Cleaning Solvents
  • Darkroom chemicals
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fireworks
  • Gasolina
  • Batteries
  • Kerosene
  • Lamp Oil
  • Bleach
  • Loaded Guns
  • Matches
  • Motor Oil
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover
  • Paints and paint thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Poison
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane Tanks
  • Reloading Supplies
  • Scuba Tanks
  • Sterno
  • Weed killer


Perishable items

  • Food
  • Produce
  • Plants

Valuable Items

Industry tariff and Cargo Protection Plans explicitly state that jewelry, cash, stamps, and coins are not covered. Professional movers could carry these items for you once a valuables declaration is completed and signed.