A. Harris Moving & Storage, Inc

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Before your possessions are packed and loaded, it is important that you understand which items cannot be shipped because they represent a hazard or are perishable. Listed below are some common non-allowable items that you will need to address prior to your pack and load dates.

                                          Hazardous Materials – items that are flammable, corrosive or explosive.

Examples include:  SternoFire Extinguisher Household Batteries  Matches Aerosols Chemistry Sets  Kerosene Cleaning Solvents Darkroom Chemicals  Gasoline         Ammonia Pool Chemicals  Propane/Propane Tanks Nail Polish Motor Oil  Fireworks Nail Polish Remover Car Batteries  CharcoalLiquid Bleach Fertilizer  Charcoal Lighter Paints (latex & oil-based) Pesticides  Ammunition Paint Thinner Poisons (such as weed killer)  Lamp Oils  
                                       Perishables – Food, plants or living things that may die or spoil in transit.

*Examples include:  Frozen Food Refrigerated FoodProduce Plants Open or half-used foods or food without adequate preservation  * For shipments moving less than 150 miles and delivered within 24 hours of pickup, agents may agree to transport perishables that are properly packed and require no servicing in transit.
Note: You should empty your refrigerators and freezers and keep appliance doors open for at least 24 hours in advance of loading. This will allowappliances to dry out and prevent the growth of mold. 

                                                           Items of Personal Importance/Sentimental Value 

This third category of non-allowables can create problems should your shipment be delayed or items lost. We suggest that irreplaceable items and\or sentimental items be carried with you instead of being packed with your shipment.

Examples include:  Airline Tickets Certificates of Deposit Prescription Medicine  Car Keys Stocks Computer Discs  Cell Phones Bonds Address Books  Pagers IRAs Jewelry  Laptop Computers Financial Documents Family Photographs  Checkbooks Deeds Wedding Albums  Cash Car Titles Personal Video Tapes  School Records Professional FilesVCRs & Stereos  Medical & Dental Records Insurance Policies
(Life/Auto/Home, etc.)Remote Controls for TVs/VCRs/Stereos  Documents Pertaining to Your New HomeKeys to Furniture, Safe.