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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 

There are a ton of reasons why you should work with professional movers in Denver. You could be moving because of a job or to be near family or downsizing after retirement. Regardless the motive, you are likely to have a bunch of stuff that will need to be packed up and moved to your new residence. But do you understand that there are certain materials your moving company in Denver cannot move?

What your movers won't move

When you are planning to move, you probably 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. But there are some materials that your movers will not move. Ask your moving company in Denver for their complete list of non-transportable items and read on for some examples.

1. Flammable or hazardous materials

Flammable and hazardous items present a high fire risk, and professional moving companies need to sidestep any potential for fire. Plus, there are rigid laws concerning the transport of these things, and most moving companies simply don't want to deal with the hassle.

If you have any of the listed things that you wish to move, you will need to plan to move them on your own. Sorry!

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

2. Perishable food products

Professional moving companies in Denver typically won't move food that will spoil, such as dairy, produce, meat, etc. This is because it's a food safety concern. These things have to be kept at a specific temperature to prevent them from going bad and possibly giving people food poisoning. When food isn’t kept at the proper temperature over transit, it will spoil and be dangerous to eat.

Additionally, food products can invite pests. In the event food is left open, it can attract bugs or other critters that could get into the moving truck and plague the remainder of the things. It is much easier (and less messy) to simply leave the perishable food items behind and purchase new when you get to your new house when you can't carry it on your own.

3. Potted plants

If you are thinking of moving plants, laws change from state to state regarding what types of plants can pass over lines. After you establish that your plants will be legal to move, you will need to make plans for moving them in your vehicle. And keep in mind, plants are typically difficult to move since they need light and water over the trip, therefore you might want to ponder giving them away before your move.

4. Alcohol and wine

Your moving company won't assist you to move that case of wine or flask of whiskey you've been holding onto for a special occasion. This can be attributed to several big risks involved in moving alcohol. Liquor laws vary from state to state, and a few states have rules on the quantity of alcohol that can be brought into the state. In addition, alcohol is flammable, so if not transported with care, it may be dangerous for all involved. In the event you own a notably valuable wine collection, look into a wine relocation company to transport your collection safely (and legally) for you.

In Conclusion

Nearly all professional movers in Denver have very stringent policies on what things they will and won’t move. There are some things that they just will not put on their truck. These items may be dangerous, perishable, or even illegal to transport. Prior to finalizing your move, you need to carefully think through what your movers will move and what they will not.

Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we’re a full-service moving company in Denver which can help you with every task of your move, from packing to transportation to storage. We have the know-how and expertise to make your move hassle-free. Contact us today 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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