There are a lot of joys to hiring residential movers. Sitting back and relaxing while they have most of the work is truly a stress reliever. However, while moving companies can take most of your items, there are certain things that they will not move.

In this blog, we're going to tell you how to plan for the items that the moving company won't move. However, before we dive into our tips, we thought you might want to know a little more about us.

For over 40 years, George Moving & Storage, Inc has been a leading moving and storage company in Pittsburgh, offering a wide range of solutions. With a team of expert movers and friendly service, we offer moving solutions that you'll genuinely enjoy.

Dealing with Laundry

While you can pack up your clothes and have the moving company take care of those, there are certain things involved with your home's laundry that the moving company will not move. Because of hazardous risks, a moving company cannot transport common laundry chemicals like the following:

  • Bleach
  • Ammonia
  • Other Flammable Materials


Many American households keep firearms and ammunition in their bedrooms for personal protection. While having these items is okay, a moving company will not be able to move them. Because of legality concerns, only the owner of the firearms should have them. And, if you are hiring long-distance movers to go across state lines, become familiar with local laws and regulations that come with transporting firearms.


With all the movement and cramped space in the back of the moving truck, it's not ideal for transporting houseplants this way. If you're a houseplant lover, you'll want to plan and ensure that your plants arrive at your new destination before or after hiring movers.


The company can move properly packaged perishable items. However, it's not preferred. If you have a fridge full of perishable food items, you'll want to make sure to consume them or throw them away before the move to avoid spoiling.

Garage Items

The moving company can move gas-powered items like a lawnmower or weed eater, but you'll have to make sure to empty the gasoline beforehand. Because of the explosion risk, gas and fertilizer for your garden will be allowed in the moving truck.

Call the Local Experts Today

If you have a move on your horizon and want to work with a trusted company that can help you reduce stress, then you'll want to call the experts at George Moving & Storage, Inc. For over four decades, we've been offering comprehensive moving services, helping our clients to enjoy a seamless experience. Call or fill out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.