It’s time to start packing for your long distance move, but before you start wrapping and boxing your belongings, make sure you understand what items are allowed or restricted.

Moving companies – like APIKA USA – that are experts in ensuring a professional move experience for its clients, can provide you with an important checklist of items they will not move.

Many of these restricted items are likely to be found in your garage or with your household cleaning supplies. Other items could be around your house in bathrooms and storage rooms. Items such as gasoline and ammunition may seem obvious, but others are not so apparent, such as nail polish remover and indoor plants.

Many people are surprised to find out that a smart move experience should begin before the packing phase — and oftentimes, that’s with you — the customer. That’s why we’ve put together this summary list of APIKA’s restricted items to ensure your packing process is efficient and hassle-free. (

Safe Moving Guidelines

APIKA USA suggests you view  Non-allowable List prior to packing so that you can separate these prohibited items from the rest of your belongings. If you have questions about a particular item, please reach out to your APIKA USA Move Coordinator for clarification.

Moving Chemicals

APIKA USA will not transport hazardous items, including explosives, flammable gases and toxic substances, or other items on APIKA’s Non-allowable List. Keep in mind that these hazardous items must be disposed of properly to comply with federal, state and local laws and to protect the environment. Contact your city or county for where to dispose of these items:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammonia
  • Ammunition
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal and lighter fluid
  • Charged scuba tanks
  • Chemistry sets
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Darkroom chemicals
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Fuels/oils
  • Household batteries
  • Kerosene
  • Liquid bleach
  • Loaded guns
  • Matches
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Paint thinners
  • Paints/varnishes
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Sterno fuel
  • Weed killer

Moving Tip: You may find you no longer need these materials or consider replacing these items once you’ve moved into your new house.

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