What Your Corona Del Mar Movers Won’t Move


What Your Corona Del Mar Movers Won’t Move

When you find the best Corona Del Mar moving company for your upcoming move, you probably assume that they’ll move everything in your home. But this would be wrong. Even the best movers are somewhat restricted as to what they can take in a moving van. So even though your movers will handle your massive dining room table and fragile antique bed, there are some things they won’t moved, including the following five:


Government-restricted hazardous materials

It’s not necessarily that your movers don’t want to move propane tanks. But they’re restricted by federal hazardous materials restrictions. They’re not allowed to move certain materials technically considered hazardous. This includes the obvious, such as propane, gas, and oxygen tanks. But it also includes less obvious materials, such as household cleaners – especially liquid bleach – nail polish, and charcoal.

Your movers may have additional restrictions on materials they consider hazardous. For instance, some won’t take any kind of cleaning chemicals, even relatively safe ones, or lawn care chemicals. It’s important to ask your moving company what their restrictions on hazardous materials are so that you can plan properly when you’re moving.

Pantry items

You’ve likely assumed that the moving company isn’t going to deal with your gallon of milk or leftovers. But you should also be aware that they may not deal with certain pantry items. For the most part, movers will move nonperishable items, such as canned goods and boxes of pasta or cereal.

But this doesn’t apply to boxes that have been opened. As soon as the seal is broken, the item is considered perishable, which means your movers won’t deal with it. This also goes for spices, which you might not figure on. Since spices last so long, even after they’re opened, we rarely consider them perishable goods. But, again, most moving companies won’t pack or move anything that’s been opened.

The specific restrictions vary from mover to mover. Some of them simply won’t pack these items, but will move boxes if you’ve packed them. Others won’t handle them at all. It’s important to ask these questions, too, so you can be prepared when it’s time to move.

Lawn care items

Yes, your Corona Del Mar movers will likely move your lawn mower and weedeater. But they may require you to drain as much fuel out of them as possible. And you’ll definitely need to be sure that they know about these items during the quoting process. It’s easy to forget to take the movers through your garage and yard when you’re getting a quote.

If they don’t know about your giant ride-on mower, they can’t plan for it! So be sure they know about this up front, and be sure you know which lawn care chemicals they’ll take with them, and which they will not.


Most of the time, houseplants are better off in your own car. They can be finicky, and you know your plants best. Changes in humidity and temperature can cause problems for plants, so you’ll be better off taking care of them on your own. Plus, moving plants across state lines can sometimes cause more issues with regulations.

If you’re moving close to your current address, your Corona Del Mar movers may agree to move large floor plants that won’t fit into your car easily. Just talk to them when they come to give you a quote so you’re prepared.


Clearly, dog and cat owners don’t expect for their pets to ride shotgun in the moving truck. But often times, fish owners and lizard owners expect moving companies to take their live pets in their aquariums. This isn’t a good idea, though. Moving trucks get quite hot very quickly, so they aren’t a safe place for even heat-loving animals.

If you’re dealing with large aquariums, you can move your pets to smaller ones to move in your vehicle, and then send the larger items with the moving company. Again, though, just be sure your movers know they’ll be expected to take your 100-gallon fish tank with them.

Other moving companies may have further restrictions on things that they will not move. It’s up to you to talk to your movers up front about what they will and will not move in your home. This should all be part of your contract, too, so that you can plan on it properly.