Things look a little different right now across our country, but leases still expire and homes are still selling, so moving services will continue to be used as we navigate through the pandemic.

With all the planning that goes into home moving, there’s no question it can be an overwhelming process. From finding professional movers to do the move for you to packing, deciding what is going with you to the next house, picking a moving date, and more – there are no shortage of details to plan..

One area that often gets overlooked is what moving companies aren’t able to move for you. It’s important to know what these items are so come moving day, you’re prepared and not left scrambling to make last-second accommodations.

We’ve compiled a list of items that come up during our moving experiences that we aren’t able to transport.

Gasoline engines or machines

If you’re moving anything that is run on gasoline, such as a lawn mower, grill, smoker, tractor, or moped, please make sure the gasoline is completely emptied out of them before they are loaded onto the truck. Moving teams cannot transport anything with gasoline in it for safety reasons.

Plants or animals

Another safety precaution – anything that falls under the category of anything living, such as pets or plants, cannot be moved by our teams. Prior arrangements should be made for handling their transportation. For tips on how to best move your pet, click here.

Prescription drugs and medications

In order to avoid any emergency situations where you might need access to something that has been packed on the truck, we do not move any types of drugs or medications.

Sentimental items

We do not move cash, jewelry, insurance papers, birth certificates, or any other sentimental items when completing a move. This prevents anything of this nature from getting misplaced or damaged, and saves you the stress of worrying about their transportation.

Perishable food items

We ban anything that is fresh, frozen, or refrigerated from our moving trucks to avoid rotting or spoiling during the move.

We would recommend planning out a few days’ worth of meals leading up to moving day so when you arrive to your new home, you have these items accessible.

Flammable items

Under no circumstances can we move any of the following: propane, paint, car batteries, household cleaners, antifreeze, weed killer, or ammunition. Federal law prohibits the transportation of these items.

For more information on what items your franchise location can and cannot move, contact your local TWO MEN AND TRUCK location and they’ll be happy to assist you with any questions.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is the first and largest franchised moving company in the United States. Let us help move you forward! For more helpful tips and information on moving services subscribe to our blog and like us on Facebook.

9 thoughts on “What professional movers can’t move during your next home relocation

  1. I would like information on fees, etc., for unloading a storage “pod” (3) of furniture, etc., and placed in my new home. Thank you!

  2. Please give me a quote to move 4 miles away. I would like to have my furniture wrapped. It is a 1 bedroom apt with a nightstand, dresser and king bed…the living area is 2 rattan chairs, a chaise lounge and 3 glass top tables. There’s also a 2 chair bistro table and approximately 3 picture boxes.

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