Will the moving company move my liquids?

I have a lot of liquids to be moved from Long Island, NY down to my new home in Florida. Will the moving company move my liquids without any problems?

Thank you for your excellent question!

You should plan on moving as few liquids as possible. The problem with packing and moving liquids is that -- should the container holding the liquid break in transit, the liquid will damage whichever articles are also packed in the box which contained the liquid. Items packed in the truck (below the box containing the liquid) may also be damaged by the spill.

Moving companies publish a list of items you cannot pack and transport in their trucks; the majority of these items are liquids. Prohibited liquids includes explosives, flammable gases, poisons, corrosive materials, and toxic substances such as these:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Bleach
  • Ammonia
  • Nail polish/remover
  • Paints/varnishes
  • Lighter fluid
  • Chemistry sets
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Darkroom chemicals
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fuels/oils (drain equipment of these fluids about three weeks in advance)
  • Kerosene
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Sterno fuel
  • Weed killer

Potentially harmful chemical liquids are always best disposed of and not shipped or moved, regardless of whether you are moving them yourself or are using a company to move them for you.

We hope this helps and that you for taking the time to contact us!

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