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Ottawa Movers: What NOT to Pack

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Do NOT Pack These Items in Your Ottawa Move!

While we love helping our customers move within Ottawa or to/from Ottawa, there are some things we simply cannot transport on our moving trucks. These are generally related to safety, both your safety and the safety of our amazing Ottawa moving teams. We thank you for your patience and understanding, and we encourage you to transport these items on your own (or dispose of them safely, if need be).


The following items are examples of items that moving companies, by law or internal policy, cannot transport.

What NOT to Pack!

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Hazardous Materials

Items that are flammable, corrosive or explosive:
Aerosols, ammonia, ammunition, car batteries, charcoal, charcoal lighter fluid, chemistry sets, cleaning solvents, fertilizer, fireworks, gasoline, kerosene, lamp oil, liquid bleach, loaded guns, matches, motor oil, nail polish remover, paint thinner, paints, pesticides, poisons, pool chemicals, propane tanks, sterno (canned heat), weed killer
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Liquids

Items of personal importance or sentimental value:
Stamp or coin collections, deeds or wills, moving documents, family photographs, furs, securities, cash, valuable jewelry

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Perishables

Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit: Frozen foods, plants, produce, refrigerated foods, open or half used
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Not Recommended

Items of personal importance or sentimental value:
Stamp or coin collections, deeds or wills, moving documents, family photographs, furs, securities, cash, valuable jewelry

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