Prohibited items – the items CA movers won’t move

When it comes to moving, prohibited items are all those things that for some reason no moving company will move for you. If you are moving, besides hiring long distance moving companies Bay Area, it is important to know if any of your belongings are prohibited, so that you know how to think of another way to move those things.

You can’t take everything you want!

You can usually find prohibited items in your garages, such as cleaning products, gas, etc. It can also be an ordinary nail polish remover. These items are prohibited for security reasons. They often vary from company to company. That is why it is best to ask your moving company to tell you on time what is forbidden to pay for the move. We from Go Movers will advise you about anything you need to know and help you to find the best options.

White ferret is one of the prohibited items
Moving companies will not move your ferret!

Some of the most common prohibited items are:

  1. Animals
  2. Hazardous and flammable items
  3. Weapons
  4. Perishable items

When it comes to moving furniture or finding reliable piano movers Fremont CA, you are just a few clicks away from the solution. We are glad to help! But when it comes to prohibited items, you will have to take care of them yourself. But that is not a problem when you have our advice.


Don’t worry! This does not mean that your beloved pet cannot be with you. If you have a dog it is enough to have a certificate of current rabies vaccination. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI), also known as a health certificate, is not required for privately owned dogs being brought into the State of California. After the 4th month of life, your dog gets it and can travel with you. If you have a cat, they basically have a ‘free pass’. The California Department of Public Health only states that “all domestic cats must be healthy.”

But when it comes to exotic animals, there are prohibitions. BornFreeUSA offers a list of all species restricted or prohibited in California. If you have a ferret, marine toad, or snake, your movers won’t move them.

Hazardous and flammable items

it is very simple. Interstate movers Bay Area will help you with everything when you are moving. But, prohibited items are not something that we can help with, simply because of safety. When it comes to hazardous and flammable items, it is very important to read the instructions and labels. They say how they are stored, how they are transmitted, and what they must be removed from. That way you will be safe and protected from trouble.

Red flame on black background
No flammables!

Prohibited items from this group are flammable gases, explosives, and toxic substances including aerosol can, car batteries, charcoal and lighter fluid, charged scuba tanks, paints, matches, nail polish remover, poisons, etc. If you decide to get rid of them, please take care of the environment. Dispose of them in the appropriate containers.


According to the California Department of justice, California has one gun law, and that is that anyone who has a weapon of any kind gets the title of “Personal Firearm Importer.” That means that with that title you get a lot of responsibilities. Weapons must either be reported, sold, or handed over to the police within the next 60 days. Also, you are obliged to bring the weapon unloaded, in a locked container.

Perishable items

By perishable items we mean almost all fresh foods. These include meat, dairy products, eggs, fruits, and vegetables, but also plants – house and yard. This type of item is especially forbidden, due to its ability to spoil quickly. Their spoilage can not only lead to a stench but can be a breeding ground for infection.

When you move, the most important thing is to think carefully about what you actually need in your new home. In situations where you have prohibited items, it is much easier to get rid of them in a safe way. There are certain containers for that. If it is something like a weapon, you have seen that there is a solution for that as well. The only important thing is to inquire well. We hope you find our guidelines helpful!

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