A list of some common non-allowable/prohibited items that cannot be shipped because they represent a hazard or are perishable. Make sure you know what you can’t load on moving day by checking Wheaton’s prohibited items list.
Before your possessions are packed and loaded, it is important that you understand which items cannot be shipped because they represent a hazard or are perishable. Listed below are some common non-allowable items that you will need to address prior to your pack and load dates.
- Food without adequate preservation
- Frozen food
- Open or half-used foods
- Refrigerated foods
If you are moving less than 150 miles and your items will be delivered within 24 hours of pickup, agents may agree to transport perishables that are properly packed and require no servicing in transit.
You should empty your refrigerators and freezers and keep appliance doors open for at least 24 hours in advance of loading. This will allow appliances to dry out and prevent the growth of mold.
Personal and Sentimental Items
Although the following items are allowed to be packed and loaded, it is recommended that you keep these sentimental or personally important items with you for safekeeping.
- Address books
- Airline tickets
- Car titles
- Cell phones
- Computer data files/backups
- Family photographs/photo albums
- Financial documents (stocks, bonds, CDs, IRAs, deeds, tax records)
- Home videos
- Insurance policies
- Jewelry and furs
- Keys (car, furniture, new home)
- Laptop computers
- Medical/dental records
- New home documents
- Prescription medicine
- Professional files/research projects
- School records