What Pro Movers Will NOT Move

What Pro Movers Will NOT Move

Most of what you own will probably be allowed on moving trucks, but professional moving companies have some things they are either legally prohibited from moving, or it’s just against their policies.

Some of the items our packers and movers have come across are surprising, but some are obvious. Check them out:


Guns and anything else that is either illegal or requires a special license. Some old guns don’t require a license, but are still considered dangerous, so make sure you check with your moving company before sending them off with your collection of antique guns.

Poisonous/hazardous materials

Anything that may combust or have a chemical reaction, such as paints, paint thinners, propane, pesticides, chemicals, acids, etc. These materials should only be disposed of in a designated area with a drop-off center. Do not throw them out or spill them in the toilet or the garden, as they will poison the ground, and some chemicals can harm your drains and pipes.

Flammable materials

Aerosols, charcoal for the barbecue, nail polish and nail polish removers, paint thinners, etc.

Plants in question

According to the National Plant Board, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and plant health agencies in the 50 states “regulate the shipment of nursery and greenhouse stock in an effort to minimize the spread of harmful insects, diseases, and other pests.” Some plants are not allowed to be moved between states, so check with the National Plant Board and your chosen moving company.