Things That Shouldn’t Go in the Moving Van

Luton moving van

Relying on home removal services in London will make your home relocation faster, smoother, safer and, in some cases, even cheaper. Having someone to help you with your move is great and having your items transported in an equipped moving van is even greater. Still, don’t assume that you will be able to put all of your possessions in the moving vehicle. Some of your personal belongings and furniture may not get to enjoy that privilege, especially if they are:

  • Edible
  • Flammable
  • Perishable
  • Temperature-sensitive
  • Expensive
  • Poisonous
  • Alive

Hazardous and flammable items

The most obvious category of things that cannot be loaded onto the moving truck is hazardous items since many licensed removal companies in London are not allowed to handle them. Flammables like fertilisers, detergents and any other household supplies which contain a lot of chemicals and toxins are also not invited on board of the transit truck. Anything that can explode or start a fire should not be packed into the van. That also includes firearms, fireworks and ammunition.

Pets and plants

ILuton moving vant is not advisable to put temperature-sensitive appliances and equipment (computer monitors, flat-screen TVs and laptops) in the transit vehicle unless the van is temperature-controlled. But even if you hire such a modern moving truck, you still won’t be able to transport your pets and potted plants with it. Professional moving businesses do not deal with things that are living and breathing even if they have the most comprehensive insurance coverage in the history of insurances. So, you will need to use your personal vehicle to transport your domestic animals and your plants.

Important documents and jewellery

Don’t forget to take all of your documents and jewellery in the car with you. They, too, should not go in the moving vehicle. That is not because they may damage the other goods in the van but because you should not let them out of your sight. These are valuable and important items and if mishandled you may face an identity theft, big financial losses and etc.

Food and drinks

How would you feel if one of the bottles from your wine collection breaks and splashes all over your sofa? Not great, we are guessing. So, if you don’t want to suffer such a misfortunate incident, don’t pack any beverages and food in the moving vehicle – climate-controlled or not. As a matter of fact, you don’t even need to bother moving most of them. Give away any food and drinks you have left to your neighbours, friends or family before the moving day or reduce the amount of groceries you buy during the last few weeks before the relocation.


Keep your medications on you. Put them in your handbag, backpack or at the backseat of your car. That is particularly important for people who need to take medications regularly or for those who suffer from asthma, allergies, seizures or other conditions that are characterised with sudden episodes of deterioration. All prescription and emergency meds must be moved by you and not by the movers.

Other items that are best to be kept out of the moving van are photo albums, credit cards, uninsured antiques and your phone charger.