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May 16, 2022

Do not Put THAT on the Moving Van

getting ready to moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You can find a hundred reasons why you should hire professional movers in Atlanta. You might be moving because of a job or to be close by family or downsizing after retirement. Whatever the motive, you're likely to have a bunch of stuff that needs to be packed up and moved to your new location. However are you aware that there are some materials your moving company in Atlanta cannot move?

What your movers will not move

When you are preparing to move, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you will be taking to your new house. After all, you know what you own and what you won’t be able to live without. However there are a few items that your movers won't move. Ask your moving company in Atlanta for the whole list of non-transportable items and read on for a few examples.

1. Flammable or hazardous materials

Combustible and hazardous materials present a significant fire risk, and professional moving companies want to steer clear of any possibility for fire. Plus, there are severe regulations regarding the transportation of these things, and most moving companies simply do not wish to deal with the hassle.

In the event you possess any of the listed items that you need to move, you'll have to plan to move them on your own. Sorry!

  • Aerosol sprays
  • Cleaners or Bleach
  • Fireworks
  • Gas or Kerosene
  • Matches
  • Nail polish remover
  • Paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Propane tanks
  • Weedkiller

2. Perishable food items

Professional moving companies in Atlanta typically cannot transport food that will spoil, like dairy products, vegetables and fruits, meat, and so on. This is due to it is a food safety matter. These things have to be kept at a certain temperature to stop them from spoiling and potentially giving people food poisoning. When food is not kept at the correct temperature over transit, it very well could spoil and be dangerous to eat.

Also, food may attract pests. In the event food is left open, it may attract insects or other rodents which may get into the moving truck and invade the remainder of the things. It's much easier (and less messy) to merely leave the perishable food behind and get new when you get to your new house in the event you aren’t able to haul it on your own.

3. Potted plants

If you are thinking of moving plants, rules change from state to state concerning what kinds of living plants can traverse lines. After you verify that your plants are legal to transport, you will need to arrange for moving them on your own. And don’t forget, plants are usually difficult to move because they must have light and water throughout the route, and so you may want to think about giving them away before your move.

4. Alcohol and wine

Your moving company likely won’t assist you to move that collection of wine or flask of whiskey you have been saving for a special occasion. This can be attributed to a few big risks involved in transporting alcohol. Liquor laws vary from state to state, and some states have limits on the quantity of alcohol that can be transported into the state. Also, alcohol is flammable, so if not transported correctly, it might be hazardous for all involved. In the event you possess a notably expensive wine collection, search for a wine relocation company to move your collection safely (and legally) for you.

In Conclusion

Nearly all professional movers in Atlanta have very strict policies on what items they can and can't move. There are some items that they merely will not move. These items could be dangerous, perishable, or even illegal to transport. Ahead of organizing your move, you need to deliberately consider the items your movers will move and what they won't.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we’re a full-service moving company in Atlanta that can assist you with every step of your move, from packing to transportation to storage. We have the experience and expertise to make your move stress-free. Get in touch with us right away for a free estimate and a list of all items we can help you move.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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