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The SDDC provides an information pamphlet on military personal property moves. For information on specific SDDC guidelines, please review It's Your Move Military or It's Your Move Civilian.

The GSA Federal Supply Service provides an information pamphlet on government Household Goods transportation. For more information on specific GSA guidelines, please review Employee Guide: Shipping Your Household Goods.

 

Mayflower's list of items not to pack

 

Hazardous items

 
  • Aerosol cans
  • Ammonia
  • Ammunition
  • Car batteries
  • Charcoal/lighter fluid
  • Charged scuba tanks
  • Chemistry sets
  • Cleaning solvents
  • Darkroom chemicals
  • Fertilizer
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fireworks
  • Flares
  • Fuels/oils
  • Household batteries
  • Kerosene
  • Liquid bleach
  • Loaded Guns
  • Matches
  • Mineral spirits
  • Nail polish/nail polish remover
  • Paint thinners
  • Paints/varnishes
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Solvents
  • Sterno fuel
  • Weed killer
   

Perishables

 
  • Food without adequate preservation
  • Frozen food
  • Open or half-used foods
  • Plants
  • Produce
  • Refrigerated foods
**If you are moving less than 150 miles and your items will be delivered within 24 hours of pickup, agents may agree to transport perishables that are properly packed and require no servicing in transit.
   

NOTE: You should empty your refrigerators and freezers and keep appliance doors open for at least 24 hours in advance of loading. This will allow appliances to dry out and prevent the growth of mold.

 

Personal importance/sentimental value

Although the following items are allowable, we recommend that you keep these important items with you.

  • Address books
  • Airline tickets
  • Car titles
  • Cash
  • Cell phones
  • Checkbooks
  • Computer data files/backups
  • Family photographs/photo albums
  • Financial documents (stocks, bonds, CDs, IRAs, deeds, tax records)
  • Home videos
  • Insurance policies
  • Jewelry and furs
  • Keys (car, furniture, new home)
  • Laptop computers
  • Medical/dental records
  • New home documents
  • Prescription medicine
  • Professional files/research projects
  • School records
 
 
 
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