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List of Items Your Movers Won't Pack

By Radhika Agarwal |
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List of items your movers do not pack and move

Well, you are quite thrilled as you are moving to a new home. The reason could be anything – you have bought your dream home, getting transferred due to the job or something else. In the first scenario, you hire movers, like Assured Packers and Movers, who provide both local and interstate moving services. They pack your belongings in safe boxes and cartons with professional tools and techniques, load and unload them at your desired destinations. However, there are some items your movers won't pack or at least shouldn't. They will likely give you a sheet of non-allowable items that professional movers cannot pack or move.

What items will the movers not take?

Most professional movers always keep a list of prohibited items they do not allow to be loaded in their trucks. Basically, they hand it over on the day a pre-move survey is conducted. Here is the list of hazardous items that movers cannot or may not want to move. These items may include, but are not limited to:

  • Gasoline
  • Propane cylinders
  • Fireworks
  • Oxygen bottles
  • Paints and paint thinners
  • Lighter fluid
  • Matches
  • Nail polish remover
  • Acids
  • Aerosols
  • Car batteries
  • Fire extinguisher powder
  • Guns and ammunition
  • Other industry-grade chemicals

Why movers don't move these certain items

Safety is the most important thing for everyone and movers are no exception. Hence, security remains the main reason why movers refuse to pack and move such items given in the list above. For example, gasoline is a highly toxic and flammable liquid. Carrying such an item in a moving truck can have very fatal consequences. Apart from this, the law of almost every country also has some strict rules regarding such inflammable and poisonous things. Purchase, sale and transportation of such things are regulated by the strict provisions and huge penalties. In such a situation, it becomes mandatory and duty-bound job for any movers to follow these rules.

However, some professional moving companies may have their own version of the list of prohibited items. Simply put, there may be other factors or criteria other than safety. For example, many movers follow better space-management techniques in favor of 'lower costs and maximum profits'. That's why they reject items that take up a lot of space, but are useless or meaningless to carry.