How to Plan for Moving Non-Allowable Items


Atlas does not transport materials that may die or spoil during transit. These include: food items (fresh, frozen, refrigerated, or opened food products); and indoor or outdoor plants (See How To Move House Plants).

After you empty your refrigerators and freezers, keep the doors open at least 24 hours before they are loaded onto the truck. This will allow them to dry out, and it will help prevent the growth of mold.

Jewelry you want to keep with you during your moveYour Atlas Agent may consider taking some perishable items under certain, very specific conditions. Ask about special arrangements for perishables if: you will properly pack them; they require no servicing in transit; they will travel fewer than 150 miles and be delivered within 24 hours of pickup.

Personal or Sentimental Items

Atlas can transport your personal or sentimental items, but it's best if you take them. This is especially true for anything that cannot be replaced. Should your shipment encounter unforeseen problems, you won't have to worry.

Consider keeping these important things with you:

Address Books
Airline Tickets
Car Keys
Car Titles
Cell Phones
Certificates of Deposit

Financial Documents
Insurance Policies
IRAs/Deeds/Tax Records
Keys to furniture, safe, home
Laptop Computers
Medical & Dental Records

Photographs, Photo Albums
Professional Files (attorney, accountant, physician)
Research Projects
School Records
Sterling Silver

Every day, Atlas helps people go new places. We want your move to be a success. If you have any questions about what we can and cannot move, please talk to your Atlas agent.

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