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May 16, 2022

Do not Put THAT on the Moving Van

getting ready to moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

You can find a million reasons why you should employ professional movers in Tulsa. You might be moving because of a job or to be closer to family or downsizing after retirement. No matter what the reason, you're likely to have a lot of stuff that needs to be packed up and moved to your new residence. However are you aware that there are specific things your moving company in Tulsa won't move?

Items your movers will not move

When you're preparing to move, you likely have a pretty good idea of what you will be taking to your new residence. After all, you know what you own and what you cannot live without. Yet there are a few items that your movers can’t move. Ask your moving company in Tulsa for their entire list of non-transportable things and read on for some examples.

1. Flammable or hazardous materials

Flammable and hazardous items present a significant fire risk, and professional moving companies need to sidestep any possibility for fire. Plus, there are strict laws concerning the transport of these materials, and mostly all moving companies merely do not wish to deal with the hassle.

In the event you possess any of the listed materials that you want to move, you'll have to plan to move them yourself. Sorry!

  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Cleaners or Bleach
  • Fireworks
  • Gas or Kerosene
  • Matches
  • Nail polish remover
  • Paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Propane tanks
  • Fertilizer

2. Perishable food

Professional moving companies in Tulsa generally won't transport food products that can spoil, like dairy products, vegetables and fruits, meat, etc. This is because it is a food safety issue. These things have to be kept at a particular temperature to prevent them from going bad and potentially making people sick. If the food isn’t kept at the right temperature throughout transit, it may spoil and will be dangerous to eat.

Also, food products may attract pests. In the event food is left open, it may attract insects or other animals which may get into the moving truck and plague the remainder of the things. It's a lot easier (and of course less messy) to simply leave the perishable food items behind and buy new after you arrive to your new residence when you aren’t able to transport it yourself.

3. Potted plants

Regarding moving plants, rules change from state to state concerning what kinds of plants can pass over lines. When you confirm that your plants are legal to move, you will need to plan on moving them on your own. And don’t forget, plants are usually difficult to move because they need light and water the entire journey, so you might want to ponder giving them away prior to your move.

4. Alcohol and wine

Your moving company won't help you to move that collection of wine or flask of whiskey you have been preserving for a special occasion. This can be attributed to some big risks involved in transporting alcohol. Liquor laws vary from state to state, and some states have rules on the amount of alcohol that can be brought into the state. Additionally, alcohol is flammable, so if not transported with care, it may be hazardous for all involved. For those who have a particularly expensive wine collection, search for a wine relocation company to transport your collection safely (and legally) for you.

Bottom line

Most professional movers in Tulsa have very strict policies on what items they can and cannot move. There are a few things that they simply will not put on their truck. These things may be dangerous, perishable, or simply illegal to transport. Ahead of planning your move, you need to carefully think about the items your movers will move and what they will not.

Here at A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we are a full-service moving company in Tulsa which can help you with each and every step of your move, from packing to transport to storage. We have the know-how as well as skill to make your move hassle-free. Call us now for a free quote and a list of all items we can help you move.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
Best. Move. Ever!
Very pleased with the overall respect and care the men gave to my possessions. Even mailing me very quickly the only thing lost in transit. Would recommend to anyone needing a long distant move.
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