Written by Anna Stephens

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we strive to provide our customers a successful, stress-free, and safe moving day. For these reasons, along with certain rules and regulations, there are a few items that our movers will not move.

We highly recommend speaking to your movers well in advance about the items that you are unsure of in order to avoid any confusion or conflict on your moving day. This way, you’ll have plenty of time to make other arrangements.

Here is a list of items that our movers are not able to transport:

  • Any flammable, explosive, or corrosive items: Some items in this category include propane, paint, car batteries, antifreeze, household cleaners, weed killer, and ammunition. Federal law prohibits the transportation of these items, so under no circumstances will it be moved.
  • Gasoline-filled engines or machines: Any items that run on gasoline must be emptied prior to move day. Items such as lawnmowers, grills, tractors, or mopeds must be completely empty in order for movers to transport them.
  • Any living thing: In order to ensure the safety and well-being of your plants and animals, we do not transport any type of plant or pet, including potted plants.
  • Perishable foods: We have banned food from our trucks to prevent rotting, spoiling, or producing odors in the truck.
  • Sensitive or sentimental: Items such as cash, jewelry, insurance papers, or birth certificates.
  • Prescription drugs: We do not move prescriptions to prevent any emergencies where you may need to access these medications.

We have highlighted these items in our animated video to help you prepare for your successful move. Please watch below to view a detailed list.

It’s important to note that certain franchises may have different policies regarding non-allowable items. For a complete list of items that movers are not able to transport on your moving day, please contact your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® office.

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37 thoughts on “What movers can’t move during the moving process

  1. How soon do we need to contact you before moving? My family is in a hotel due to a flood in our home. We need to move back into our house today ideally. Our two hotel suites only have clothes, personal items, a keyboard, and a few other things. The hotel is only 30 minutes from our home. I would love if you could contact me soon. Thanks!

  2. Could you move washer?
    I would like to move out 1st floor APT
    to second floor APT.
    You have to use stair to move washer.
    Thank you

  3. I need to move out from apt. to my new home on June 11th, the distance is within 5miles, can I get a quote please?

  4. I need to move my one bedroom apartment to a house, is about 20 minutes away from the apartment I already moved all the small items from the apartment into the down stair garage, since my apartment is on the second floor; can I get a free quote? I have about 8 large pieces that I cannot carry.

  5. We need help with washer, dryer, frig, pool table and several tubs. Will need this help approx. Noon on Monday June 13th

  6. We live outside of Kearney about 2 miles and are moving into the city of Kearney. We close on our house July 14th and can move anytime after that! Boxes will already be packed. 2 bedroom sets, a few odd pieces of furniture and washer and dryer will be the main things you would have to move. What are your charges and would you be available to move us around that time? Thank you.

  7. we live in Ardsley, NY – need two strong men to move 2 bedroom dressers, stackable washer/dryer, computer hutch & boxes from our home into a POD that is in our driveway. this would need to be done on Weds.6/28 or Thurs 6 //29. Can I get a quote ? Thx, Angela

  8. I need some men to load several large pieces of furniture into a moving truck ( Maybe one of yours !!) I need to move from Pensacola,Fla. 32533 to Franklin Square,N.Y. 11010 last of june.Then,,,drive to N.Y.,,and unload heavy pieces. They are:: China closet,dresser,armior,roll top desk,couch table,, queen mattress,,small “Pie Chest” ,couch. Thank you for your time.

  9. We are putting most everything into local storage to temporarily move out of state.can we leave clothes in the dresser drawers to save storage space?

  10. I am moving this Saturday afternoon from Boulder to Greenwood village (Bellevue exit) and will need help with a small piano – I reserved the building elevator for 5pm. Any chance you would be willing to help? If yes, I could also add other pieces such as 2 beds, a sofa, a desk, a few chairs, two small tables and about 12 boxes….let me know if you’re interested with an estimate please.

    Many thanks,

    Carolle Anne

  11. Hi I am moving from Portsmouth to Elizabeth city. I have to move 1 queen size bed mattress, 1 tall dresser 1 long dresser 1 couch tv n stand kitchen table with six chairs 30 medium boxes 1 courier cabinet 1 bike and a small patio table with two chairs. I have to move on July 31 2017 could u call me back with a price? 757-759-0085

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