4 Things that shouldn't go on a moving truck

When it comes to professional moving services, there aren’t a lot of things that a professional moving company won’t move. Still, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t items that shouldn’t be placed on a moving truck. Some items may be too dangerous to move. Here are four items that you should not expect your moving company to transport.

#1 Flammable and Hazardous Materials

You may want to bring your entire extra paint can collection with you to your new house, but you should not expect your movers to bring it for you. Aerosol cans, bleach, fireworks, gasoline, and more can all be hazardous to a moving company and its occupants, so better to be safe and leave it behind.

Some common hazardous materials:

  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Propane tanks and oxygen tanks
  • Paint (Latex or oil, both are cut with thinners)
  • Gasoline and kerosene
  • Matches
  • Fireworks
  • Bleach, ammonia, and other household cleaning supplies
  • Aerosol cans
  • Batteries
  • Motor oil
  • Fertilizer

#2 Alcohol

It can be difficult to move your prized wine collection, so if that’s the dealbreaker for your moving company, you should be upfront with that in the beginning. Alcohol laws can vary from state to state and sometimes even county to county, so it’s important that due diligence happens prior to a move. Still, you may be better to babysit your $300 bottle of tequila rather than place it on the moving truck.

#3 Plants

Plants, potted or not, can potentially become illegal when crossing state lines. One plant in one area can be totally fine, and invasive somewhere else. Instead of potentially releasing an invasive pest into the natural environment, make sure to research if it’s okay to bring your favorite plant with you to your new home.

#4 Outdoor equipment

Lawn, garden, and pool equipment might be best to be left behind for the new owner, or disposed of beforehand. While these items can sometimes be moved, they should be handled with care; pool treatment chemicals should be left behind, and items that use gasoline should be drained prior to the move.

While those items may not be moved by your professional moving company, there are still plenty of other items that we can move including furniture, books, artwork, belongings, clothes, and much much more. Contact us today to start your move with Central Lakes Region Movers!

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