Hiring residential movers in South Florida 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.

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 50 years, Bekins of South Florida has been the most trusted moving and storage company in Florida. 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.

Dealing with Laundry

Often, laundry items contain hazardous items that a moving company cannot move. Here's a short list of common chemicals that will need to be disposed of:

  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Other Flammable Materials


Laws state that only the person who owns a firearm can have it. 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.


Perishable items need to be consumed or thrown away before your move. Canned items will be allowed to travel in the moving truck.


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

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 weedeater is emptied before the moving company arrives.

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 Bekins of South Florida. For over five 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.