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.

Hazardous Materials Items that are flammable, corrosive or explosive.

  1. Acids
  2. Fireworks
  3. Nail polish remover
  4. Aerosols
  5. Gasoline
  6. Paint thinner
  7. Ammonia
  8. Household batteries
  9. Paints
  10. Ammunition
  1. Kerosene
  2. Pesticides
  3. Car batteries
  4. Lamp oil
  5. Poisons
  6. Charcoal
  7. Liquid bleach
  8. Pool chemicals
  9. Charcoal lighter fluid
  10. Loaded guns
  1. Propane tanks
  2. Chemistry sets
  3. Matches
  4. Nail polish
  5. Cleaning solvents
  6. Motor oil
  7. Weed killer
  8. Fertilizer

Perishables Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit.

  1. Frozen food
  2. Plants
  3. Refrigerated foods
  4. Frozen food
  5. Plants
  6. Refrigerated foods
  7. Open or half-used foods
  8. Produce

* For shipments moving less than 150 miles and delivered within 24 hours of pickup, Nationwide Movers 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.

Items of Personal Importance/Sentimental Value – this third category of non-allowable can create problems should your shipment be delayed or items lost. We suggest that irreplaceable and/or sentimental items be carried with you instead of being packed with your shipment.

  1. Address books
  2. Financial documents
  3. Professional files
  4. Airline tickets
  5. IRAs/deeds/tax records
  6. Research projects
  7. Car keys
  8. jewelry/furs
  9. School records
  1. CDs
  2. Medicine
  3. Software backups
  4. Checkbooks
  5. Personal videotapes
  6. Sterling silver
  7. Computer disks
  8. Photographs/photo albums
  9. Stocks/bonds