Raining Cats And Blogs: You can’t move that!

You can’t move that!

Planning a move soon? If you are and you are using a moving company, there are some things you may want to keep in mind.. One of the most important things to know is that there are items moving companies will NOT move for you..   Most moving companies would rather you not ship your highly valuable items, such as jewelry, artwork and collections; however there are items that movers will NOT move at all, period! Below is a partial list of common household items movers will NOT ship. 








vBatteries (car or other types)


vCharcoal lighter fluid

vChemistry sets

vCleaning fluid

vCooking fuel



vFrozen foods


vKerosene lamp oil

vLiquid bleach

vLoaded weapons


vMotor oil

vNail polish remover

vOpen foods

vPaints or paint thinner




vPool chemicals


vPropane tanks

vWeed killer


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Yes, I have noticed the list of WON'T MOVE is getting longer each time I use a moving company.

Pretty soon I will need a second moving truck to take all the items the paid moving company won't take.

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) almost 7 years ago

Seriously, nail polish remover?  Give me a break!  Well, good to know!  Thanks for posting!

Posted by Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA, #ChandlerRealEstateAgent (Liz Harris Realty) almost 7 years ago

the list is getting too long, huh? funny how Kevin is right, you may need to get a Uhaul trailer for the stuff the mover you hired to move you won't move!! :)

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) almost 7 years ago

The list makes sense, but I bet there are some people who don't read the list....

Posted by Yvonne Burdette-Van Camp, "Home"work, I have the Answers! (To Buy and Sell Real Estate, see me at Southwest Missouri Realty) almost 7 years ago

Loaded Weapons?? Who would ask to move a loaded weapon? You can't make this stuff up!

Posted by Donald Reich (Prudential Centennial) almost 7 years ago

   The Fear of Lawyers, Lawsuits, and Liability is paralyzing our country.  

  I will rent a Truck from Ryder or Penske, and move it myself.

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

When we moved into our house the previous owners left 83 gallons of old paints. Oil, water, dried out, pink, green, you name it we probably had some. It took a while to get that taken away Sheila.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 7 years ago

I believe that everything on that list could be banned - except for plants.  I moved from Los Angeles to Chicago in 1986 and they did indeed pack my lovely live plants.  The problem was that once they hit Chicago's lovely wintery weather, they wilted and died.  I sort of wish they had left them behind!

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) almost 7 years ago

I too had live plants moved from West Palm Beach to Sarasota without a problem.  Some of the other chemicals, I can understand.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) almost 7 years ago