For the last few months, you spent hours planning and packing. You are in the middle of moving to your new home, and you have a range of emotions. You are happy and maybe a little anxious. When the moving truck arrives, you might be surprised when the moving company doesn’t allow some items on board. Some of the items are obvious, but you should be prepared to make travel arrangements for everything on this list.

1. Plants

According to Cheap Movers Denver ( movers might not allow plants on the moving truck. In many states, plants have to be transported in specific moving trucks. Plants can carry diseases and bugs to a new state. They can destroy your new garden, and a large infestation can wreak havoc the whole city.


2. Instruments

Instruments should not be moved in a regular moving truck because they are sensitive to temperature fluctuations. All instruments need special handling during the moving process. Instruments, like pianos, must be disassembled and reassembled by a specialist.

3. Wine Collection

A large wine collection cannot be transported in a regular moving truck. The wine bottles can break and wet the boxes. The alcohol can damage important items. Alcohol is also a flammable substance. The collection may need to be transported in a refrigerated moving truck. If you have a wine collection, you should speak with a wine specialist before packing your wine collection.

4. Pets

Pets cannot be transported in a moving truck. Your pet needs to be comfortable during the move. The moving company cannot be held responsible for your pet’s safety. Your pet should travel with you in your car. You should also keep your pet’s food in your car.

5. Combustible and Flammable Products

Combustible and flammable items are a safety hazard, and they cannot be transported in moving trucks. In addition to the moving company’s hazardous materials policy, the local government may have special rules for transporting hazardous materials.

6. Food

Food can attract rodents, so it cannot be transported in a moving truck. Food can also be crushed by heavy boxes. If you have to take your groceries, keep the food in your car.

7. Weapons and Ammunition

If you own weapons and ammunition, you must check the local laws in your new location. Firearm laws can be very different in your new state. If you cannot transport your firearms in a moving truck, a federally licensed weapons dealer can mail the firearms to your new location.


When you are moving hundreds of items, you might go into panic mode trying to find travel arrangements for your valuable items. It is a good idea to put together a list of your valuables a few weeks before your move date. You will reduce stress when you have a transportation plan for all of your very important belongings.


We are proud to announce a new partnership with Cheap Movers Phoenix! This Phoenix-based company helps us serve customers moving to and from Phoenix, AZ, and San Diego. Cheap Movers Phoenix works with a network of local moving and storage companies that are licensed and insured, helping customers compare moving rates and get the best deals.

Phoenix Moving Services Offered

Our partnership enables us to offer all the great residential and commercial moving services in the Valley we do in San Diego, including:

  • Residential moves: Don’t get stuck trying to rely on friends to assist with your move! We help customers with apartment, house, and condo moves all over the Phoenix-Scottsdale metro area.
  • Commercial moves: We offer a variety of business moving services including office moves and corporate relocations. Keep your business running soothly when you entrust your move to the professionals.
  • Local moving: We now service all moves in and around the Phoenix area. These moves are typically priced a low hourly rate with a 2-3 hour minimum. With this service, you only pay for the time that you want.
  • Long distance moves: Out of state moves are more complicated and time consuming than a simple move across town. We now offer interstate relocations to and from Phoenix, Arizona, and weekly service from Phoenix to San Diego.
  • Packing/Unpacking: Sometimes life moves too fast to have time to pack. Our team can provide all the supplies and show up a couple days before your move to get everything neatly boxed up and ready to go. We also offer unpacking and home organizing services to get you settled in more quickly
  • Storage: We offer both warehouse and self storage space as well as short-term and long-term solutions. With some of the lowest storage rates in Phoenix, we make storage accessible and convenient.
  • Pianos: These monstrous instruments pose some serious moving challenges, but nothing our trained crew of movers can’t handle. We take the time to carefully wrap and secure your piece before transport, ensuring it’s kept safe for the entire move.

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Cheap Movers Phoenix
2730 W. Agua Fria Fwy Ste 100
Phoenix, AZ 85027
(480) 712-5652