Things Movers Are Not Allowed to Carry

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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