3 Items That Can’t Go into a Moving Truck

What Seattle Residential Movers Won’t Move

When it comes to packing up your stuff for a move, you may be tempted to stuff everything into the moving truck and move to your new home. But before you start packing all your things into boxes, be aware that there are certain things that your professional Seattle residential movers will prohibit you from putting inside their moving trucks. Below are three items that can’t go into a moving truck.

1. Flammable or Explosive Materials

It’s obvious that things that can explode or burst into flames are strictly prohibited. It gets a bit more complicated when you consider how many common household items fit into this category. Items like gasoline, diesel, lighter fluid, matches, and fireworks are clearly a no go. Other flammables and combustibles include:


  • Paints, stains, and, varnish
  • Paint thinner
  • Nail polish and acetone-base nail polish remover
  • Motor oil, engine fluids, kerosene
  • Alcohol
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Oxygen tanks, propane tanks, and fire extinguishers
  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Hair spays
  • Antifreeze
  • Batteries
  • Adhesives

2. Groceries

You may have a lot of food stored in your old home and understandably, you’ll want to bring it to your new place rather than throwing them away. However, most perishable items like canned goods and produce are not allowed to be put into a moving truck. Instead, take an inventory of your food items and choose which ones you can and want to bring with you. It’s best to throw out fresh produce and buy new groceries once you get to your new place.

3. House Plants

Other perishable items that can’t go into a moving truck are house plants. This is due to strict legal restrictions enforced by many states. A lot of states prohibit the transportation of plants because plants can carry vermin and bugs that can result in wide-range damage in the area you end you moving to. If you are moving to one of the states that enforce these restrictions, you’ll have to buy new house plants for your new home.

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