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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 

There are a hundred reasons why you might need to work with professional movers in Little Rock. You might be moving due to a job or to be near family or downsizing after retirement. Whatever the reason, you are likely to have lots of stuff that will require to be packed up and relocated to your new location. Yet do you understand that there are specific things your moving company in Little Rock can’t move?

Items your movers can’t move

When you are getting ready to move, you likely have a pretty good idea of everything you'll be taking to your new residence. After all, you know all the things you own and what you won’t be able to live without. But you will find some things that your movers will not move. Ask your moving company in Little Rock for the whole list of non-transportable items and read on for a few examples.

1. Flammable or hazardous materials

Combustible and hazardous items pose a serious fire risk, and professional moving companies want to sidestep any possibility for fire. Plus, there are strict regulations regarding the transport of these things, and mostly all moving companies simply do not want to deal with the hassle.

In the event you have any of the below listed things that you need to move, you'll have to plan to move them yourself. Sorry!

  • Aerosol cans
  • Household cleaners
  • Fireworks
  • Gasoline or Kerosene
  • Matches
  • Nail polish remover
  • Paint
  • Paint thinner
  • Pesticides
  • Propane tanks
  • Weedkiller

2. Perishable food items

Professional moving companies in Little Rock generally won't move food that will spoil, like dairy products, vegetables and fruits, meat, and so on. This is because it's a food safety issue. These things must be kept at a certain temperature to prevent them from going bad and possibly making people sick. If the food isn’t kept at the right temperature over transit, it could spoil and be dangerous to eat.

Additionally, food products can entice pests. When food is left open, it can attract insects or other animals that might get into the moving truck and infest the rest of the belongings. It's a lot easier (not to mention less messy) to simply leave the perishable food products behind and buy new once you get to your new house in the event you can't haul it yourself.

3. Potted plants

If you are thinking of moving plants, rules are different from state to state in regards to what kinds of plants can traverse lines. Once you confirm that your plants are legal to transport, you’ll need to make plans for moving them in your vehicle. And keep in mind, plants are usually tough to move because they need light and water the entire trip, and so you may wish to consider giving them away prior to your move.

4. Alcohol and wine

Your moving company won't help you to move that case of wine or barrelbottle of whiskey you have been preserving for a special occasion. This can be attributed to several significant risks involved in transporting alcohol. Liquor laws are different between states, and various states have restrictions on the quantity of alcohol which can be brought into the state. Also, alcohol is flammable, so if not transported with care, it could be dangerous to all involved. If you possess a notably expensive wine collection, find a wine relocation company to transport your collection safely (and legally) for you.


Nearly all professional movers in Little Rock have very stringent policies on what things they can and can't move. There are some items that they just will not transport. These items may be dangerous, perishable, or even illegal to transport. Ahead of planning your move, you need to deliberately consider what your movers can move and what they won't.

At A-1 Freeman Moving Group, we’re a full-service moving company in Little Rock that can help you with each step of your move, from packing to transportation to storage. We have the experience and skill to make your move stress-free. Call us now for a no obligation estimate and a list of all things 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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