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The following is the list of items that the storage and moving companies, by federal law or internal policy, cannot accept for storage and moving. These include hazardous materials, perishable and high value items:

Hazardous Materials (items that are flammable, corrosive or explosive):

  • Aerosols
  • Ammonia
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal
  • Charcoal lighter fluid
  • Chemistry sets
  • Cleaning solvents and liquid bleach
  • Pesticides and Fertilizer
  • Fireworks
  • Gasoline, kerosene, lamp oil, etc.
  • Matches
  • Paints and paint thinner
  • Nail polish remover
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Bottled gas such as propane tanks and oxygen bottles
  • Automotive repair and maintenance chemicals such as motor oil
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Firearms, ammunition and explosives

Perishables (food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit):

  • Frozen and refrigerated foods
  • Plants
  • Produce
  • Open or half used foods
  • Food in glass jars

Not recommended (items of personal importance or sentimental value):

  • Collectibles (stamp or coin collections, etc)
  • Legal documents such as deeds or wills, etc.
  • Family photographs
  • Securities
  • Valuables such as cash, jewelry, furs, etc.
  • Prescription drugs needed for immediate use
  • Any item extremely fragile such as tall mirrors
  • Medical and family history records