Before your possessions are packed and loaded,it is important that you understand which items cannot be shipped because they represent ahazard or are perishable. Listed below are some common non-allowable items that you will need to address prior to your pack and load dates.
Hazardous Materials – items that are flammable,or explosive
|Sterno||Fire Extinguisher||Household Batteries|
|Kerosene||Cleaning Solvents||Darkroom Chemicals|
|Propane/Propane Tanks||Nail Polish||Motor Oil|
|Fireworks||Nail Polish Remover||Car Batteries|
|Charcoal Lighter||Paints (latex & oil-based)||Pesticides|
|Ammunition||Paint Thinner||Poisons (such as weed killer)|
Perishables – Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit.*
|Frozen Food||Produce||Open or half-used foods or|
|Refrigerated Food||Plants||food without adequate|
* For shipments moving less than 150 miles and delivered within 24 hours of pickup, agents may agree to transport perishables that are properly packed and require no servicing in transit.
Note: You should 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 third category of non-allowable can create problems should your shipment be delayed or items lost. We suggest that irreplaceable items and or sentimental items 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|
|Laptop Computers||Financial Documents||Family Photographs|
|Cash||Car Titles||Personal Video Tapes|
|School Records||Professional Files||VCRs & Stereos|
|Medical & Dental||Insurance Policies||Remote Controls for|
|Documents Pertaining to|
|Your New Home|