Colorado Springs Moving Blog - Tips, Tricks, and Insider Info
January 20, 2024

4 Types of Items That Can't Be Moved

Packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Do you think you're about to move soon? If that's the case, you may be stressed, pondering all the items you will have to pack. However not all that you want to transfer to your new home can or will be moved by your professional movers in Colorado Springs. In other words, there are some items that you should move on your own. Here are four of the main types of things your moving company in Colorado Springs cannot move, together with some considerations and warnings and how we will assist you.


For basic safety reasons, moving companies keep a list of hazardous things that they cannot move. Chemicals interacting with other materials, such as placing paint thinner and also weed killer collectively on a moving truck can result in a terrible outcome.

A few of the hazardous things that can't be moved include those, including lighter fluid, fuel, propane cylinders, matches, paints, paint thinners, fireworks, oxygen bottles, household cleansing agents, pesticide sprays, fertilizers, weed killers, aerosol cans, swimming pool chemicals and also nail polish remover. You'll want to seek the advice of your moving company in Colorado Springs for a full list.


Another item you ought not place in a moving truck is plants. In fact, there are some states with policies, concerning particular houseplants which may or cannot cross a state line. Although pests and mites are certainly not a challenge in certain regions, they may be considered to be extremely unsafe in other states.

Additionally, most moving companies don't want to haul plants given that unwanted pests that live in the potting soil may easily spill into the moving van. Even if your moving company consents to move your plants, they could not live, particularly when you're moving a long distance since plants have to have sun as well as water. In case you don't have space in your automobile for the plants, why don't you give them away to your neighbors and friends.


Even if your moving company tells you they are able to carry your one of a kind valuables on their moving truck, it is a good idea to keep your essential paperwork and photographs along with you. The reason being these are generally things that can't be simply replaced.


Professional movers in Colorado Springs typically pack the majority of canned food for you, however you should still consider if this is a wise idea. Obviously, perishable food items cannot be carried on a moving van. It is a smart idea to donate your perishables as well as foods in glass containers rather than lugging them with you.

You want to make room in your automobile for many more valuable belongings, and you do not want to need to bother about calamities from spills, cracks or mold before getting to your new house. However boxed and/or canned items, like herbs and dried fruits could be transported. For any questions about which food items that can or can't be moved, make sure you ask your moving agent.


· Make plans to carry your house animals together with you and discuss any unique needs your furry friend may have with your vet.

· As for alcohol, consider that state laws concerning alcohol can differ, so it is advisable to not move your alcohol.

· Why not take advantage of grocery delivery after arriving at your new residence. You can buy over the internet for food items, paper products, cleaning supplies and other basics.

· You can place your lawn mower on the moving van, so long as you've drained the gasoline and oil tanks.

· Consider that it is also unsafe for you to move hazardous products in your car. It is best to simply repurchase them once you reach your new home. Put simply, don't take the risk of hauling them.

To make moving as easy as is possible, contact us to schedule an appointment and find out more about the wide variety of professional residential moving and corporate moving services.

Click below to get started with your Free Estimate.


Request a free quote


Almost there...

Tell us a little more about yourself!
(Contact information is required to submit form.)