Families moving out of Winnipeg (or from other cities across Canada) who hire professional movers like Premiere Van Lines need to understand that there are some items that a mover cannot put on one of their moving vans. Primarily these items fall into either the hazardous goods or dangerous goods category.  Items that can explode, catch fire or cause excessive damage if they spill or their container breaks should be avoided at all cost. One example of the latter is bleach that can seriously damage upholstered goods should it spill or break. When you stop to consider that depending on the destination, a moving van can travel hundreds or thousands of miles. In addition, weather in Canada can play a part with excessive cold in the winter or extreme heat in the summer inside the moving van. 

If you plan to do your own packing you should be aware of what these items are so that you don’t inadvertently pack them. Your Premiere moving consultant can assist you by providing a copy of their list of prohibited items. Another category of inadmissible items are things that cannot be easily be replaced like family photographs or heirloom jewellery. This category of goods should be carried on you personally or sent via courier through your bank. To help you get started, here is a list of some of those items that your mover cannot transport for you:

  1. Ammunition
  2. Propane Tanks
  3. Charcoal
  4. Aerosol cans
  5. Oxygen bottles
  6. Lighter fluid
  7. Paint thinners
  8. Matches
  9. Fireworks
  10. Bleach
  11. Nail Polish Remover
  12. Gasoline
  13. Cash
  14. Valuable or heirloom jewellery
  15. Stock certificates
  16. Personal documents like insurance policies, birth certificates or passports
  17. Prescription medication
  18. Coin or stamp collections

For more information about planning your move including eliminating restricted items contact our Premiere Van Lines Winnipeg office at 204-925-7725 or contact Premiere Van Lines at 1-877-671-6683.