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What Items Cannot Be Moved By Movers?

Safety Checklist

Opting for a professional moving company like ours ensures a stress-free relocation experience. Specializing in both long-distance moves and local relocations, our team excels in secure packing, efficient loading, and safe transportation of your belongings. With our extensive fleet of moving trucks, high-quality packing materials, and experienced movers, we guarantee a seamless move. However, it’s important to be aware of specific items that are restricted from transportation due to safety and legal reasons.

Personal Items & Documents

Highly confidential and sentimental items should always accompany you during your move. This includes precious items like family heirlooms, expensive jewelry, essential legal documents (wills, property deeds), personal photo albums, critical medication, and unique collectibles. Such items are too valuable or sensitive to be entrusted to moving services. For more information on securely handling legal documents during a move, visit the Netherlands’ official legal advice portal.

  • Expensive Jewelry: Engagement rings, family heirlooms, luxury watches, custom-made pieces.
  • Legal Documents: Wills, property deeds, legal contracts, business agreements, passports.
  • Personal Photo Albums: Family albums, childhood photos, wedding albums.
  • Critical Medication: Prescription drugs, emergency medical equipment like EpiPens, inhalers.
  • Unique Collectibles: Rare coins, stamps, limited edition items, art collections.
  • Electronic Devices: Laptops, tablets, smartphones, external hard drives with personal data.
  • Financial Documents: Bank statements, investment portfolios, stock certificates, bond certificates.
  • Sentimental Items: Handwritten letters, diaries, gifts with sentimental value.

Food Items & Plants

Movers generally prohibit the transportation of perishable food items and plants, particularly for long-distance relocations. This includes fresh produce, refrigerated or frozen foods, and open food containers, which could spoil and damage other belongings during the move. Houseplants, due to their fragile nature and specific climate needs, also fall into this category. For more details on property and housing during a move, refer to the Central Government Real Estate Agency.

Ammunition and Firearms

The transportation of firearms and ammunition presents unique legal and safety challenges. While licensed moving services might transport certain types of unloaded firearms, handguns, and live ammunition are generally not accepted. Ensure compliance with firearm transport laws if you plan to move these items independently. For more information, visit the Dutch regulations on transporting dangerous goods.

Pets and Animals

Moving trucks are not suited for transporting pets or any living animals due to the lack of climate control and proper care facilities. For pet relocation, personal vehicles or specialized pet moving services are recommended. For professional pet relocation services, check out Flying Dutch Pets.

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials such as flammable liquids (gasoline, kerosene), corrosive substances (acids, bleach), explosive materials (fireworks, ammunition), and toxic chemicals (pesticides, certain cleaning agents) are strictly prohibited in moving trucks for safety reasons. It is advisable to properly dispose of these items or transport them separately following safety guidelines.

  • Flammable Liquids: Gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid, certain oils, and lubricants.
  • Corrosive Substances: Acids, bleach, battery fluids, pool chemicals, drain cleaners.
  • Explosive Materials: Fireworks, ammunition, certain aerosols, black powder.
  • Toxic Chemicals: Pesticides, certain cleaning agents, hazardous waste, asbestos-containing materials.
  • Pressurized Containers: Propane tanks, oxygen tanks, aerosol cans.
  • Chemical Fertilizers: Certain types of garden and lawn fertilizers.
  • Paints and Solvents: House paints, turpentine, paint thinners, varnishes.
  • Automotive Fluids: Motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid.

Consult with the Experts

Preparing for a move can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to handling items that require special attention. To ensure a smooth and stress-free relocation, consider consulting with Professional Moving Company. Our team of experienced movers can provide you with personalized advice, helping you to navigate the complexities of packing and transporting your belongings safely and efficiently. Whether you need guidance on packing delicate items, handling valuable possessions, or understanding legal regulations for specific items, our experts are here to assist you every step of the way. Contact us today to make your next move a seamless and hassle-free experience.


Understanding what items cannot be moved by professional movers is key to a seamless relocation. For further inquiries or to discuss specific items, reach out to Professional Moving Company. They can provide detailed advice and services tailored to your moving needs.

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