Although it may sound tempting to put anything and everything into a storage container, some items are not permitted. To guarantee the protection of your belongings and steer clear from any issues, become acquainted with what is prohibited by taking a look at the list below.

Combustible Materials

A range of materials are recognized as hazardous and therefore prohibited from being shipped, including, but not limited to, gasoline, pesticides, explosives, and oil-chlorine bleach. Moreover, these items cannot be transported in moving containers either.


Containers cannot keep perishable items, like food, fresh. If they are not kept cool, the food will spoil.


To protect people and the planet, it is important to store pesticides, cleaning supplies, and pool chemicals securely in a locked space rather than carelessly leaving them out.


Both people and property are at risk when explosives, ammunition, or firecrackers are stored in containers.


You cannot transport dead or alive animals in containers, including all pets and farm animals.

Prior to booking your trip, devise a strategy for how you’ll bring all the items specified. You can always ship some things ahead and take other methods of transportation which don’t involve carrying everything with you simultaneously. By doing this, all your stuff will remain secure while making it easier for you to travel!

Don’t let unexpected surprises ruin your moving day! To make sure everything goes to plan, take the time beforehand to research and compare a few different moving companies. Ask plenty of questions so you can confidently select the one that best suits all of your needs, ensuring that all of your belongings arrive safely at their new destination. Now you can rest easy knowing there won’t be any unwelcome stress on moving day!

With UNITS Moving and Portable Storage of Central NJ on your side, moving day will be a breeze. Contact us today and get your free storage container quote.

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