Non-Allowable Items in Moving Containers

The most common question is what to pack when moving, but maybe the more important question is what not to move and what are prohibited items for moving. If you pack some of the prohibited items it can be dangerous for you, your items and for workers in the moving company. So, if you want to be fully prepared for your moving, do a research about non-allowable items in moving containers. Moving containers are a good option for your budget and they are more popular nowadays. So, let’s begin.

What are Non-Allowable Items in Moving Containers?

When moving to Florida, there are some items that you should not pack and some things that you cannot pack. So, pack just allowable items, and the rest of them you can donate, sell, or store them in Florida storage. So, which items movers will not move? 

Hazardous materials

Hazardous materials are one of the things which not to pack when moving. All movers will say NO to the transportation of dangerous materials. If you own hazardous materials, you cannot move them. But, many of these items can be replaced after you are done with moving. Some of these materials are:

  • Acids
  • Batteries
  • Paints
  • Gasoline
  • Guns and transportation of all weapons and ammunition
  • Chemicals
  • Poisons
  • Charcoal
  • Matches
  • Motor oil
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Fireworks

Hazardous substances can be ignited or spilled in the container and jeopardize other objects in the container and people too, and that is why these are also items moving companies will not move.

Valuable items

Valuable items are not dangerous like the previous ones. But, they are very important. Many moving container companies have policies and specific rules about valuables. So, if you plan to move these items (you probably do have some of these items), keep them with you in a separate box. Moving containers are a safe place to move your items, but you never know what could happen. Something can be damaged during a move. So, the solution to this problem is to keep those irreplaceable items separately. Valuables are:

  • Important documents, such as birth certificate, ID, passports, credit card, etc.
  • Money
  • Jewelry
  • Medications
  • Electronics
  • Photo albums or any other sentimental items.
A necklace on a table is one of the non-allowable items in moving containers.
Keep your jewelry and documents with you on a moving day, because they are irreplaceable.

Movers will not move valuable items because of the risk, so you cannot put these items in the moving container too. Also, you will probably be more relaxed if you move these items alone. If you lose any document, it is hard to replace it. Not to mention that these items should not be in your storage unit too.

Plants and animals

If you want to move your pet, you must hire a special pet moving company to do that job. Many moving container companies will not allow some types of plants (if the moving is local, maybe you can). This rule is especially important when you are moving somewhere far away (to another state, for example). Each state has laws about which kinds of plants and species of animals can be imported. The state wants to prevent the spread of disease. On the other hand, think about the weather in your new home city. Many plants and animals cannot survive in hot or cold weather.

A dog with a flower.
Think about the weather in the city where you will live now. Is it good for your plants and pets?

Perishable food

Food is not allowed in moving containers. So, do not pack perishable food and opened food in your moving container. This will attract some bugs or even rats. Also, food will probably be spoiled after moving, and it is not good to eat that. So, before moving, you should buy only the most basic groceries (such as bread, milk, juice, etc). Cook what you have in your freezer and fridge. Or, you can always donate your food. The only food that you can put into a moving container is nonperishable food such as pasta, rice, canned food, etc.

Vegetables on a table.
Do not pack fresh vegetables and fruits in your moving container.

Now, when you know what not to pack and what are non-allowable items in moving containers, you will know how many items you have to move. That also means you can calculate your moving costs and get a moving estimate with Orange Movers Miami, or any other company you opt for.

Ask your moving company for a list of prohibited items

Most of the items are the same for every moving company, but before you start with packing, ask them for the list of non-allowable items in moving containers, just in case. Contact local movers Miami and be free to ask them questions about packing, if you want to hire a moving company for your relocation. Renting a moving container is a budget-friendly solution, so do good research.

Types of moving containers

How to choose the right type of moving container and what are the types you can choose from? It is easy now when you know what to pack.

  1. The most common type of container that people are using is a dry storage container. Calculate how many items you have for a move now when you know what are non-allowable items in moving containers, and choose the right size of it.
  2. Tunnel container has the doors on both sides, so you have an easy access.
  3. If you want a moving container which has a door on a bigger side, then you should choose open side storage containers.

Moving can be very stressful, but when you know what you can pack and what you need to toss, it will be a little bit easier. Keep in mind that there are non-allowable items in moving containers, so do not make a moving mistake. Moving mistakes are common, but you should try to keep them on the minimum.