Hiring residential movers is always a great idea. Sitting back and relaxing while they have most of the work is truly a stress reliever. However, it’s essential to account for specific items that your moving company can’t move.

In this blog, we're going to tell you how to plan for the items that the moving company won't move. But first, why not learn a little more about us?

For over 130 years, Westheimer Transfer & Storage has been a leading moving and storage company in Texas, offering a wide range of solutions. With a team of professional movers and access to top-of-the-line equipment from Allied Van Lines, we’re proud to provide exceptional moving services.


Canned items can be moved. However, if you’re fridge is full of perishable items, you’ll want to make sure you consume or get rid of these items. Because of the risk of the food going bad, your moving company will likely not handle these kinds of food.

Garage Items

Because of the explosion risk, gas and fertilizer for your garden will be allowed in the moving truck. 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.

Dealing with Laundry

Because of hazardous materials, there are certain laundry-related items like the following that your moving company will not be able to move:

  • Bleach

  • Ammonia

  • Other Flammable Materials


Due to regulations, only a firearm owner is allowed to have it at any time. With this in mind, your moving company will not be able to move your guns. And if you’re hiring long-distance movers, you’ll want to check the local laws around moving your weapons across state lines.


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. With all the movement and cramped space in the back of the moving truck, it's not ideal for transporting houseplants this way.

Call the Local Experts Today

If you have a move on your horizon and want to work with a trusted company that can handle your needs, then you'll want to call the experts at Westheimer Transfer & Storage. For over a century, we've been offering comprehensive moving services that help clients reduce stress. Call or fill out the online form for your free, no-obligation estimate.