People hire moving companies for all types of moves, whether it’s downsizing, or moving closer to family, or anything else. But there are things people need to take into consideration, such as items that the moving company won’t move. These include things that are flammable or hazardous, like aerosols, paint, or even nail polish remover. They also won’t move perishable food items, such as dairy. Potted plants can be an issue, depending on your location – different states have different laws about plants crossing state lines.
- Professional movers will not transport flammable or hazardous materials, perishable foods, or potted plants.
- Because liquor laws vary by state, movers will not move bottles of wine or cases of beer from one location to the other.
- It’s best not to put potted plants on a moving truck because most plants need water and light to survive.
“When you’re getting ready to move, you probably have a pretty good idea of what you’ll be taking to your new home. After all, you know everything you own and what you can’t live without. But there are some things that your movers won’t move. Ask your moving company for their complete list of non-transportable items and read on for a few examples.”