What Not to Pack

The cartons are packed, the movers have arrived and you are ready to go. But not everything has to go, and in fact, not everything is even safe to travel with you on your move. Here is a list of items recommended by Wheaton World Wide Moving that cannot be moved with you during your relocation.

  • Aerosol cans regardless of content
  • Heating agents such as Sterno
  • Nail polish/remover
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Any type of gas in bottles or tanks including propane or oxygen
  • Paints, varnishes, solvents, thinners and oils
  • Ammonia, bleach and other household cleaning agents
  • Chlorine granules or powder
  • Muriatic acid (also called hydrochloric acid)
  • Auto batteries
  • Charcoal/lighter fluid
  • Matches and lighters
  • Ammunition
  • Any other combustible product
5 Comments to “What Not to Pack”
  1. Will you accept packed suitcases with our shipment?

    • Wheaton Van Lines

      Hi Dale! Yes, packed suitcases are acceptable, so long as they do not contain any of the “What Not to Pack” items mentioned in this blog and are not exceedingly heavy. Thanks for the question!

  2. HELLO,

    Is it ok to pack BOOze? (rum-tequila-vodka-wine)?

    • Wheaton Moving

      Hi Carlos, good question. While wine is usually all right, we typically recommend against packing strong liquors because they are flammable. Your local agent is the best person to tell you what they are and are not comfortable moving on the truck, so be sure to address it with them.

  3. William Birmingham

    Your local Representative in Gilbert, az has provided wonderful support answering questions and making helpful recommendations concerning our move to Ruidoso, NM. Scott Noble has visited our home to inspect the boxes packed for the move and recommended using a color code on the boxes so the movers can deliver the boxes to the respective rooms in our new home efficiently. We feel very fortunate to be dealing with a transportation professional who know the secrets to make our interstate journey successful.

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