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What our moving teams are unable to transport during your next home or business move

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The weather is heating up, the school year is slowly coming to a close, and it’s  getting to be the time where most people will find themselves moving throughout the summer months.

Moving can be tricky, and organization skills and planning are key to having a stress-free moving day. It can certainly be overwhelming as you get ready for a move, from buying a house to packing up your belongings, switching your bills and utilities, hiring professional movers, and determining a moving date – it’s quite the process.

An area we like to often remind our customers about – one which normally gets overlooked – is what moving companies can’t move. It’s important to know this information because it will save you the time and hassle of arranging a new plan last-second if you find out a certain item mentioned below cannot be transported by our team.

We’ve compiled a list of common items we cannot move below. Be sure to ask prior to moving day if you have additional questions about this, too!

Plants and animals

Generally, anything which falls under the category of “living” is unable to be moved in our trucks for safety concerns, and this includes plants and animals. Please make prior arrangements on how your plants and animals will be transported. For helpful tips on moving with pets, click here.

Medications and prescription drugs

This is to prevent an emergency situation where a customer would need said prescriptions or medications which are packed away on our trucks.

Gasoline engines and 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.

Perishable food items

Anything which is fresh, frozen, or refrigerated cannot be moved on our trucks to avoid a situation of rotting or spoiling during transport.

We recommend planning a few days’ worth of meals leading up to your moving date so you have something to eat and aren’t relying on your old food. You can also pack a cooler with your refrigerated items and transport them in your personal vehicle.

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.

Flammable items

The following items fall into this category and cannot be moved: propane, car batteries, paint, household cleaners, antifreeze, ammunition, and weed killer. Federal law prohibits these from being transported in our moving trucks.

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.  

What professional movers can’t move during your next home relocation

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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.

What moving companies can’t move during your home move

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Busy moving season is nearly upon, and if you’re someone who is preparing to complete a home move, there’s quite a bit to think about in order to keep everything on track.

From hiring professional movers to figuring out packing, ordering packing supplies, and deciding which items are going with you to your new home and which items are going to the trash – it can be a stressful time! One aspect that often gets overlooked when hiring professional moving services is what moving companies cannot move, and this is something you should look into before you start packing.

In order to avoid any confusion or issues when moving day arrives, you’ll want to know the legal regulations and guidelines of what moving companies cannot move so you can make the necessary arrangements for items that can’t be put on a moving truck. With over 30 years of experience in the business, we’ve picked up on most items that can’t be transported by a moving company and put them together for you.

Follow along!

Perishable food items

Any fresh, frozen, or refrigerated foods are banned from our moving trucks so we can avoid any rotting or spoiling odors.

One helpful tip – plan out a couple days’ worth of meals leading up to your moving day so that you don’t have a fridge full of food and can avoid this problem.

Prescription drugs and medications

We do not move prescriptions drugs to avoid and prevent any emergencies where you need to access medications that may have been packed and put onto one of our moving trucks.

Gasoline engines or machines

If you plan on moving items like lawn mowers, grills, smokers, tractors, or mopeds – anything that runs on gasoline – be sure to completely empty them, otherwise our moving teams cannot transport them.

Flammable or explosive 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.

Plants or animals

In an effort to guarantee the safety and well-being of any pets or plants, we do not transport any living things. For tips on how to handle moving of pets yourself, click here.

Sentimental belongings

Part of being known as the “Movers Who Care” means taking care of your items and treating them as if they were our own, which is why we do not move items such as cash, jewelry, insurance papers, or birth certificates. This ensures these important items are not misplaced or damaged during the moving process.

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.

What we can’t move during your home relocation

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-Written by Caitlyn Laidler

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, we’re dedicated to making your moving experience stress-free and successful. To ensure the safety of both our customers and movers, we must follow certain rules and regulations that restrict the transportation of certain items.

In order to avoid conflict and confusion on moving day, we recommend you speak with your local franchise beforehand to ensure you have time to make arrangements to move the items we’re not able to.

Our movers are unable to transport the following:

Flammable, explosive, or corrosive items

Federal law prohibits the transportation of propane, paint, car batteries, antifreeze, household cleaners, weed killer, and ammunition. These items will not be moved under any circumstances.

Gasoline-filled engines or machines

Prior to move in day, make sure to empty any items that run on gasoline. Items such as lawn mowers, grills, tractors, and mopeds must be completely empty in order for our movers to transport them.

Plants and animals

In order to guarantee the safety and well-being of your plants and pets, we do not transport any living thing, including potted plants and fish.

Perishable food

Fresh, refrigerated, and frozen foods are banned from our trucks to prevent rotting and spoiled, unpleasant odors. Plan out your meals the week before the move so you don’t have a fridge full of food on moving day. Or, plan to box and transport in your personal vehicle.

Sensitive or sentimental belongings

We care about your things and take care of them as if they were our own. To ensure your prized possessions and important items are not misplaced during the process, we do not move items such as cash, jewelry, insurance papers, or birth certificates.

Prescription drugs or medications

In order to prevent any emergencies where you may need access to your medications, we do not move prescription drugs.

Reminder: Each franchise has their own policy regarding non-allowable items. For a complete list of items we are not able to move, please contact your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® office.

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.

 

What movers can’t move

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The last thing you’ll want to run into come moving day, is learning a handful of items in your home are ones your movers are unable to move. To avoid being in a situation where you’re left to move certain items on your own, we recommend speaking with your movers in advance so you know ahead of time what the crew may not be able to transport to your new home. This way, you have plenty of time to make other arrangements for these particular items and there are no surprises on moving day.

At TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, there are few items we are unable to move due to certain rules and regulations. Federal law bans moving companies from the transportation of any hazardous materials including propane, paint, antifreeze, or ammunition to name a few. This means items that have gas in them such as lawnmowers and grills are also prohibited. Other items we are unable to move include food, money, jewelry, living things including plants and animals, and other sentimental items.

As the Movers Who Care®, we have your best interest in mind and make it our goal to provide you a top notch move. Watch our animated video below for a detailed list and to prepare for a successful move!

For a complete list of items movers are unable to move, please contact your local TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® office!

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