Hiring professional residential movers is a great way to reduce the stress and chaos of your home. You'll be able to kick back and relax while they handle all of the work. However, it's essential to ensure that you're accounting for the items that a moving company can't move.

For over 70 years, Thomas Transfer & Storage has been the most trusted moving and storage company in Kansas. With a team of professional movers and access to top-of-the-line equipment, we’re proud to be the name that you can count on.

In this article, we're going to tell you how to plan for the items that a moving company typically won't move.


Perishable items need to be consumed or thrown away before your move, because they may spoil during the transportation process and create contamination issues. Canned items will be allowed to travel in the moving truck.


Many states have laws regarding the proper transportation of firearms. With this in mind, your moving company may 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 the state lines you are planning to cross.

Dealing with the Laundry Room

There are shared laundry room items that contain hazardous material, making them too dangerous to be transported in a moving truck.. Here's a short list of common chemicals that will need to be disposed of:

  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Other Flammable Materials

Garage Items

Because of the explosion risk, gas and fertilizer for your garden will be allowed in the moving truck. Always ensure that all gasoline in motor-powered equipment like the lawnmower and grass trimmer is emptied before the moving company arrives.


With all the movement and cramped space in the back of the moving truck, it could be better to transport 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.

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 Thomas Transfer & Storage. For over seven decades, 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.