When it comes to moving, there are certain items that your moving company may not be able to transport. This includes paint, varnish, ammonia, bleach, and other household cleaning products. If you're taking the DIY route, you can pack and move cleaning supplies as long as you do it carefully. Make sure to seal the lids tightly and place each container in a plastic bag that is tied or taped.
Then, pack it in a sturdy medium moving box and label it appropriately. Try to pack these items upright so there is minimal chance of them spilling during the move. Moving companies that are dedicated to ensuring a smooth moving experience will provide you with an important checklist of items that carriers won't move. Keep in mind that restricted items from moving companies may vary from one to another, so it's a good idea to strategize what to do with those items before you start packing. Carriers won't put a propane tank on the moving truck, so you'll have to give it away or move it around in your car yourself if you're relocating locally.
Hair dryers, hair clippers, and other electronics and bathroom appliances must be packed in their original packaging if you still have them. When packing makeup, make sure to seal the lids tightly and place each container in a plastic bag that is tied or taped. Try to pack these items upright so there is minimal chance of them spilling during the move. With so many people coming in and out of your home before the move (prospective buyers, home inspectors, repair companies, etc.), it's important to identify any restricted items and pack them securely. Plan to transport them yourself during or after moving day. The list of things that people who move will not move also includes plants and highly perishable products found in every home. Many people are surprised to discover that a smart moving experience starts with the packing phase and is often with you, the customer.
People who move cross-country often have a moving checklist with dangerous goods they can't move, and are likely to refuse to pack them as well. Regulations on transporting liquor and alcoholic beverages vary from state to state: some carriers may agree to move bottles of liquor bottled and well packaged, others refuse to do so. The last category of things that carriers will not move includes irreplaceable items, items that are so valuable that they cannot be restored or replaced if the worst happens on the road. Good carriers do their best to leave customers satisfied, and if they damage or lose an item that is very dear to a customer of yours, that customer will be very dissatisfied (to put it mildly), leave a negative review about their services or file a claim for compensation. Some of those items that moving companies can't move are also illegal, so it's not only about moving companies being too cautious but also about professional moving companies abiding by the law. For much shorter relocation trips (local moves), ask your moving company if they will be willing to transport your plants and, if so, under what conditions.
Although it seems like there are many items that can't go on the moving truck, these items will only represent a small percentage of what you move.