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5 items your moving company won't move

By James

What your moving company won’t move is not exactly how you want to start a conversation at Liffey Moving.

However, there are just some items your moving company won’t move or simply cannot move. Being informed of what can and cannot be moved will save you time and energy.

There is very little that we will not move in New York City, but there are some things we cannot move due to legal regulation.

Before we delve into what items your moving company won’t move, let’s look at why you should hire us.

Why you should use a moving company in New York City

Contracting Liffey Moving offers a host of benefits, including secure transportation, reliability, and speedy relocation.

We offer storage solutions, packing tips on our blog and decades of experience moving in New York City.

We have become accustomed to moving companies that manage everything from furniture, fittings, and heavy machinery, just like we do.

But now let’s look at what items your moving company won’t move for you in New York City.

5 items your moving company won’t move

  • Hazardous materials

This covers the entire range of items your moving company won't move that could be potentially harmful due to their chemical composition.

Movers are not allowed to move anything corrosive. These items include paint, cleaning fluids, corrosive dyes, and even nail polish. Any items labelled as ‘hazardous' in any way are prohibited in the moving truck.

We ask you not to pack any of these items and to inform our team of any potential issues.

  • Perishable foods

You may be tempted to carry leftovers from breakfast on the day you move, or better yet, your fridge’s contents. This is a no-no.

In addition to the risk of contamination, movers don’t want to bear the responsibility of perishable foods going bad in transit.

Empty your refrigerator and dispose of the contents or throw a party before you pack up. You’ll save yourself a lot of trouble down the road.

If you feel like you will be hungry during the move have a look at our tips on simple meals for moving.

  • Explosives and flammables

This should be obvious as far as safety is concerned. Whether you’re an amateur shooter or you enjoy fireworks, nothing explosive or flammable can come aboard a moving truck.

Accidents can happen. Inform the team if you have weapons in the home.

Items your moving company won't move like lighter fluid, gasoline, and ammunition DO NOT play nice together; even the military has special units to transport these.

  • Valuables

Your moving company may not accept to manage your expensive jewellery, stock certificates, or family heirlooms of any kind. Rare stamp and coin collections, baseball cards, and paintings should be in your possession during relocation.

These items are worth a lot more than money, so damages or potential loss can be very costly.

It is also important to note that while many of these items can be insured, the insurance may not cover any form of loss or damage during transit.

Talk to the Liffey Moving team about our white glove services and what we can do for you. We aim to not be the moving company that won’t move every item, but some are simply too important for us to manage.

  • Special category items

There are some special items your moving company won't move. These are things that may require specialised techniques or personnel to move. These include but are not limited to movable homes, vintage pianos, and large machinery with many moving parts.

Contact us today

Hiring Liffey Moving will make moving a more bearable experience. A good moving company should move most of your stuff safely and with care. Knowing which items go on board and which don’t is the first step to a successful move.

The items your moving company won't move can be sorted quickly. Get in touch with us today.

Article written by James

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