Before your possessions are packed and loaded, it is important to understand which items cannot be shipped because they are considered to represent a hazard or are perishable.
Hazardous Materials - Items that are flammable, corrosive or explosive.
|Sterno ||Fire Extinguisher ||Household Batteries |
|Matches ||Aerosols ||Chemistry Sets |
|Kerosene ||Cleaning Solvents ||Darkroom Chemicals |
|Gasoline ||Ammonia ||Pool Chemicals |
|Propane/Propane Tanks ||Nail Polish ||Motor Oil |
|Fireworks ||Nail Polish Remover ||Car Batteries |
|Charcoal ||Liquid Bleach ||Fertilizer |
|Charcoal Lighter ||Paints (latex & oil-based) ||Pesticides |
|Ammunition ||Paint Thinner ||Poisons (such as weed killer) |
|Lamp Oils || || |
Perishables - Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit.*
|Frozen Food ||Produce ||Open or half-used foods or food without adequate preservation |
|Refrigerated Food ||Plants || |
* In some cases, for shipments moving less than 150 miles and delivered within 24 hours of pickup, agents may agree to transport properly packed perishables that require no servicing in transit.
Note: Empty your refrigerators and freezers and keep appliance doors open for at least 24 hours in advance of loading. This will allow appliances to dry out and prevent the growth of mold.
Items of Personal Importance/Sentimental Value - This category of non-allowables can create problems should your shipment be delayed or items lost. Irreplaceable or sentimental items should be carried with you instead of being packed with your shipment.
|Airline Tickets ||Certificates of Deposit ||Prescription Medicine |
|Car Keys ||Stocks ||Computer Discs |
|Cell Phones ||Bonds ||Address Books |
|Pagers ||IRAs ||Jewelry |
|Laptop Computers ||Financial Documents ||Family Photographs |
|Checkbooks ||Deeds ||Wedding Albums |
|Cash ||Car Titles ||Personal Video Tapes |
|School Records ||Professional Files ||VCRs & Stereos |
|Medical & Dental |
|Insurance Policies |
|Remote Controls for TVs/VCRs/Stereos |
|Documents Pertaining to Your New Home ||Keys to Furniture, Safe, Home || |