If you are planning a residential move, it’s important to know what your moving company will and will not move for you. You may think once you hire the movers, they will just take over and ensure everything you have will get from one spot to the other. While that is mostly true, there are certain items professional moving companies cannot handle.
Knowing in advance what you will have to deal with on your own can give you the time you need to create a game plan so you aren’t running around trying to figure it all out at the last minute.
Every moving company has a list of items they cannot move and, in most cases, will not pack. These hazardous or dangerous items include:
- Gasoline or propane
- Oxygen containers or bottles
- Paint and paint thinner, including nail polish remover
- Lighter fluid or matches
- Fireworks or explosives of any kind
When it comes to hazardous items, it is a good idea to dispose of them properly and purchase again once you are at your new location. If they are unsafe for professional movers to pack and transport, it’s safe to say you shouldn’t move them either.