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Items that Should Not be Shipped

When you are planning your move, there are some common household items that should not be included in your shipment.

Below is a partial list of items that should not be shipped.

  • Bleach
  • House paints
  • Open containers of liquid
  • Propane tanks or cans
  • Gas or oils
  • Butane
  • Ammunition
  • Open alcohol containers
  • Open non sealed food containers
  • Aerosols
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Welding Gas
  • Antifreeze
  • Disinfectant cleaners (especially those that contain bleach or ammonia)
  • Perishable foods (unless the move meets strict guidelines - please check with your carrier about these to see if your move meets the guidelines)
  • Items with excessive odor

As a general rule, if the item is flammable, combustible or explosive it should not be included.