What Not to Ship When Moving
Before your possessions are packed and loaded, it is important that you understand which items cannot be shipped because they represent a hazard or are perishable. Listed below are some common non-allowable items that you will need to address prior to your pack and load dates. Make sure you cover this carefully with your relocation specialist at Cord Moving and Storage.
Hazardous Materials – flammable, corrosive or explosive
|Sterno||Fire Extinguisher||Household Batteries|
|Kerosene||Cleaning Solvents||Darkroom Chemicals|
|Propane/Propane Tanks||Nail Polish||Motor Oil|
|Fireworks||Nail Polish Remover||Car Batteries|
|Charcoal Lighter||Paints (latex & oil-based)||Pesticides|
|Ammunition||Paint Thinner||Poisons such as weed killer|
Perishables – food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit.*
- Frozen Food
- Refrigerated Food
- Open or half-used foods or food without adequate preservationItems of personal importance/sentimental valueExamples include:
- IMPORTANT ITEMS AND DOCUMENTS
- This third category of non-allowables can create problems should your shipment be delayed or items lost. We suggest that irreplaceable items and\or sentimental items be carried with you instead of being packed with your shipment. One way to avoid having these items packed unintentionally is to lock them in your car during the move.
- * For shipments moving less than 150 miles and delivered within 24 hours of pickup, agents may agree to transport perishables that are properly packed and require no servicing in transit.Note: You should empty your refrigerators and freezers and keep appliance doors open for at least 24 hours in advance of loading. This will allow appliances to dry out and prevent the growth of mold.
|Airline Tickets||Certificates of Deposit||Prescription Medicine|
|Spare Car Keys||Stocks||Computer Discs|
|Cell Phones||Bonds||Address Books|
|Passports||Birth Certificates||Credit Cards|
|Laptop Computers||Financial Documents||Family Photographs|
|Cash||Car Titles||School Records|
|Professional Files||Medical & Dental Records||Insurance Policies (Life/Auto/Home, etc.)|
|Stamp or Coin Collections|