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What Things Will Movers Not Take?

Non-Allowable Items

There are several items that your Good Movers can not transport.  We’ve put together a list below.  There may be some items NOT listed that we can not take.  As a general rule, we can not transport anything dangerous, perishable, or irreplaceable. We can not transport these items for safety, legal, or liability reasons.

Hazardous Materials

There are many items that you may not think are hazardous but actually are. Dozens of Americans lose all their possessions every year when something in their shipment starts a fire. The thing that starts the fire is usually on the list below. These items are either flammable, corrosive, or explosive:

Acids

Aerosols

Ammonia

Ammunition

Batteries

Bleach

Charcoal

Chemistry Sets

Cleaning Supplies

Darkroom Chemicals

Fertilizer

Fire Extinguisher

Fireworks

Gasoline

Kerosene

Lighters

Lighter Fluid

Loaded Guns

Matches

Nail Polish

Nail Polish Remover

Oil (All types of automotive or lamp)

Oxygen Tanks

Paint

Paint Thinner

Pesticide

Poison

Pool Chemicals

Propane Tanks

Reloading Supplies

Solvents

Scuba Tanks

Weed Killer

If you are moving long-distance, it is best to get rid of these items beforehand.  For local moves, DO NOT seal these items in a box. Leave the box top open for safe transport.

Lawnmowers, weed eaters, snowblowers, chain saws, and other power tools must empty of fuel and oil before transport.

Perishables

Perishable items can cause problems during transport.  They may leak, produce odors, attract rodents, or put your movers or possessions at risk.  The list of those items is below:

Food (that may spoil during transport)

Frozen Food

Opened Food Products 

Plants

Produce

Refrigerated Food

Refrigerators and freezers must be empty, defrosted, and the doors kept open for 24 hours before transport. This will prevent leaks from ruining the rest of your shipment and the growth of mold.

Non perishable open food products may be transported only if they are in tightly sealed, sturdy  containers.  If there is a chance that the item may spill, spoil, or stink we will not take it. As a good rule of thumb, if you would not ship it as is through the mail (USPS, FedEx, etc.), we will not ship it on our trucks. 

Personal or Sentimental Items

Your movers will not take items that are irreplaceable or sentimental to you.  Our insurance WILL NOT cover any of the items on the list below.  It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure these items are out of the house beforehand. You must disclose any items that have a value of over $100 per pound before loading your shipment.

Address Books

Airline Tickets

Car Keys

Car Titles

Cash

CDs

Cell Phones

Certificates of Deposits

Check Books

Collections (Coins, Stamps, Sports Cards, Etc.)

Credit or Debit Cards

Financial Documents

Insurance Policies

IRAs/Deeds/Tax Documents

Jewelry

Tax

Keys (Furniture, Safe, Home)

Laptops

Medical Records

Medicine

Personal Identification

Personal Videos

Photographs

Professional Files

Research Products

School Records

Stocks or Bonds

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