Hazardous Materials

These items have potential to harm people, animals, plants, environment either directly or through interaction with other factors. Some of the items in this group are as below:

  • Acids
  • Glues
  • Paint
  • Caustic substances
  • Motor oil
  • Car batteries
  • Paint thinner
  • Bleach
  • Lamp oil
  • Pesticides
  • Disinfectants
  • Heavy metals
  • Petroleum product
  • Solvents
  • Fireworks

Perishable Items

Movers can`t carry anything that will spoil. And perishable items require some sort of refrigerated storage. A couple of examples:

  • Meat and poultry
  • Eggs and dairy products
  • Cooked food and left overs
  • Seafood
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Frozen food


Plants can`t survive during long distance moves. If you don`t want to leave behind, it`s the best way to take them with you. If you are moving cross border, taking your plants with you might be challenging because plants often require special documents/ forms.

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Read more: Packing Tips… Don`t start packing before you read this

Irreplaceable Items

It`s not forbidden but movers don`t prefer to move some items because they are either very expensive or priceless.


  • Checkbooks, cash, credit cars
  • Jewelry
  • Medicine
  • Cell phones
  • Photos
  • Collections


On the other hand, in an unfortunate situation, if your shipment is delayed, you don`t want to be without your medication or cash or checkbook longer than you expect.

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