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May 16, 2022

Don't 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 employ professional movers in Dallas. You might be moving due to a job or to be closer to family or downsizing after retirement. Regardless your reason, you're likely to have a lot of stuff that needs to be packed up and relocated to your new residence. However did you know that there are certain materials your moving company in Dallas will not move?

Items your movers won't move

If you're getting ready to move, you quite possibly have a pretty good idea of the things you will be taking to your new house. After all, you know everything you own and what you can't live without. However there’s a number of items that your movers will not move. Ask your moving company in Dallas for the entire list of non-transportable items and read on for a few examples.

1. Combustible or hazardous materials

Flammable and hazardous items create a significant fire risk, and professional moving companies want to circumvent any possibility for fire. Plus, there are rigid laws concerning the transport of these materials, and the majority of moving companies utterly don't want to deal with the hassle.

Should you possess any of the listed materials that you wish to move, you will have to plan to move them without the movers’ help. Sorry!

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

2. Perishable food

Professional moving companies in Dallas usually will not move food items that can spoil, such as dairy products, produce, meat, and so on. The reasoning is because it's a food safety matter. These items must be kept at a certain temperature to stop them from spoiling and potentially making people sick. When food isn’t kept at the correct temperature throughout transit, it could spoil and can be dangerous to eat.

Also, food may invite pests. In the event food is left open, it may attract insects or other rodents that may get into the moving truck and plague the remainder of the belongings. It's lots easier (and less messy) to merely leave the perishable food items behind and get new when you arrive to your new house when you aren’t able to carry it yourself.

3. Potted plants

If you are thinking of moving plants, laws are different from state to state in regards to what varieties of living plants can pass over lines. After you establish that your plants are legal to move, you will need to make plans for moving them yourself. And don’t forget, plants are usually problematic to move because they must have light and water the entire journey, so you might want to think about giving them away before your move.

4. Alcohol and wine

Your moving company will not assist you to move that case of wine or flask of whiskey you have been holding onto for a special occasion. This can be attributed to some significant risks surrounding moving alcohol. Liquor laws vary between states, and a few states have limits on the amount of alcohol that can be brought into the state. Also, alcohol is flammable, so if not transported correctly, it might be hazardous for all involved. For those who have a notably costly wine collection, find a wine relocation company to move your collection safely (and legally) for you.


The majority of professional movers in Dallas have very rigid policies on what things they will and won’t move. There are a few things that they simply will not put on their truck. These items might be dangerous, perishable, or merely illegal to transport. Ahead of finalizing your move, you need to deliberately consider what your movers will move and what they won't.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we’re a full-service moving company in Dallas which can assist you with every task of your move, from packing to transport to storage. We possess the experience as well as skill to make your move stress-free. Get in touch with us right away for a no obligation quote and a list of all things we can help you move.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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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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