1. Dangerous Items

Movers cannot relocation any item that is flammable, hazardous, corrosive or explosive. These are extremely dangerous and illegal for movers in Calgary to transport for customers. 

The following are examples of items that should not be packed or moved for safety reasons:

  • Acid
  • Aerosol
  • Batteries
  • Car oil
  • Charcoal
  • Gasoline
  • Matches
  • Fertilizer
  • Weed killer
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Ammunition
  • Bleach
  • Kerosene
  • Fireworks
  • Propane Tanks


2. Perishable Items

Household refrigerators and freezers should be emptied and cleaned at least 24 hours before moving day. Customers are asked to keep the appliance doors open, so the appliance can dry and prevent the growth of mould and or odour. Food and live plants are perishable; they can spoil, die or suffer damages if not properly packed.

3. Personal Items

It is a good idea to carry your own personal items such as personal files, address books, keys, financial statements, chequebooks, medicine etc. Calgary Moving Companies do not usually transport jewelry, cash or other valuable items. It is recommended that the customer takes these items with them.

4. Pets and Plants

Our Movers will not (and are not responsible) for transporting your pets, from goldfish to your dog or cat. We can, however, carefully pad and wrap empty, clean and dry aquariums. See our post about carefully relocating your plants here.

5. Cat Litter Boxes

Due to health and safety requirements, our movers are not allowed to transport “in use” litter boxes. We request customers empty and disinfect cat boxes before they are loaded on the truck or transport in personal vehicles.