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Did you know there are things you shouldn’t pack on a moving truck? It might seem strange at first, but there are a lot of items that shouldn’t be / aren’t allowed on moving trucks. Today, we will walk you through those items.

What Isn’t Allowed to be Moved on a Moving Truck? Hazardous materials, i.e., explosive, flammable, and corrosive items. Please see below for an extensive; however, not all inclusive list.
1. Paint cans
2. Aerosol cans
3. Gas power appliances must be emptied.
4. Nail polish remover
5. Pool chemicals
6. Charcoal
7. Ammonia
8. Motor oil
9. Weed killer
10. Fire extinguisher
11. Cleaning solvents
12. Kerosene
13. Propane tanks

What Shouldn’t be Moved on a Moving Truck, i.e. personal and sentimental items. Please see below for an extensive; however, not all inclusive list.
1. Money
2. Jewelry
3. Safety box with items inside.
4. Important documents, i.e. passports, birth certificates, etc.
5. Prescription medications

A few other tips and tricks! For local moves ONLY, Beltway Movers will move plants (no liability) and frozen food.

Additionally, while we can’t take the items listed above in our trucks we’re happy to provide you with the boxes to pack them, and help you load the items into your car!

Do you have questions on what can and cannot be moved on a moving truck? If so, call Beltway Movers, we’re a moving company in Washington DC, today at (800) 966-8348. We look forward to working with you!

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