Before your possessions are packed and loaded, it is important that you understand which items cannot be shipped because they represent a hazard 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, corrosive or explosive.
Examples include: SternoFire Extinguisher Household Batteries Matches Aerosols Chemistry Sets Kerosene Cleaning Solvents Darkroom Chemicals Gasoline Ammonia Pool Chemicals Propane/Propane Tanks Nail Polish Motor Oil Fireworks Nail Polish Remover Car Batteries CharcoalLiquid Bleach Fertilizer Charcoal Lighter Paints (latex & oil-based) Pesticides Ammunition Paint Thinner Poisons (such as weed killer) Lamp Oils
Perishables – Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit.
*Examples include: Frozen Food Refrigerated FoodProduce Plants Open or half-used foods or food without adequate preservation * 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 allowappliances to dry out and prevent the growth of mold.
Items of Personal Importance/Sentimental Value
This third category of non-allowables 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.
Examples include: Airline Tickets Certificates of Deposit Prescription Medicine Car Keys Stocks Computer Discs Cell Phones Bonds Address Books Pagers IRAs Jewelry Laptop Computers Financial Documents Family Photographs Checkbooks Deeds Wedding Albums Cash Car Titles Personal Video Tapes School Records Professional FilesVCRs & Stereos Medical & Dental Records Insurance Policies
(Life/Auto/Home, etc.)Remote Controls for TVs/VCRs/Stereos Documents Pertaining to Your New HomeKeys to Furniture, Safe.