Moving can be exhausting and weary, especially when you know too little about it. Hiring a professional packers and movers is only a half way through. To ensure a safe and secure transport you need to know what not to move when you move. Have you even wonder why your packer refuse to move some of your items? The reasons can be they are hazardous items or your packers doesn’t want to take risks. In either cases you end up leaving them behind. Here are list of items prohibited from transporting.

Hazardous Chemicals or Dangerous Household items-

The some things that we use in our everyday life can contain hazardous chemical compounds and moving them are restricted for a reason. These items when moved pose a risk for all who those involved in it. Here are the list of items,

List of non-allowable items:
  • Acids, ammonia
  • Aerosol cans, deodorants
  • Antifreeze
  • Black powder
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal
  • Cleaning supplies, bleach
  • Disinfectants
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Fuel-operated yard equipment
  • Gasoline, kerosene, petroleum products
  • Guns and ammunition
  • Lamp oil
  • Liquor (alcohol)
  • Motor oil
  • Nail polish, nail polish remover
  • Paint, paint thinners
  • Pesticides, fertilizer, weed killers
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks


Food and other perishables –

Food that got a minimum shelf life cannot be carried for a long distance moving. They are likely to spoil, decay and become unsafe, affecting other items along with them and grow mold on the transport vehicle.

Plants need continuous nourishment and sunlight. Moving even your little cactus is not a good idea. Unless you are moving within the same city or place don’t relocate your plants and risk its death.


Pets –

Handing your pampered pet over to a complete stranger doesn’t sound good and can make them anxious and uncooperative. Take them with you in your car or flight. You can hire a specialised mover or pet moving service to ensure the safe and healthy shifting.



Things which have a high value, irreplaceable items, one of the kind and those of sentimental values are often avoided by shifting companies as they don’t want to hold the responsibility in case lost. Jewellery, paintings, money, expensive electronic items and fragile artwork.


Now that you know the list of prohibited items you can plan your moving list accordingly. You can always consult the experts Chennai, Bangalore and other cities for all your queries and requests before you move.

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