Why Won’t My Movers Move Everything?

Moving can be both exciting as well as hectic. A brand new residence will create new experiences and new opportunities for everyone involved. When families prepare to move, they undoubtedly want the entire process to progress seamlessly. However, problems that can't be predicted ahead of time can occur, especially when it comes to long-distance moves.

One thing that families relocating to new residences should keep in mind is the fact that there are some items that professional movers will not move. Here is a list of some of the items that will not be moved, enabling people in the process of moving to make alternate plans to get these items to their new homes:

Perishable Food Items

Moving companies do not want to be held liable for damage to your property, and if they agreed to move perishable items, then the food could very quickly spoil. Spoiled food could result in the damage of your belongings if pests such as mice, bugs and other vermin are attracted, as they can potentially destroy your property. Special consideration may be taken and perishable foods might be allowed if the household plans to meet the movers within a reasonable amount of time, which is considered to be less than 24 hours in most cases. Perishables include:

  • Food that has been opened

  • Frozen & refrigerated foods

  • Indoor plants

Explosives, Flammables & Corrosives

There is a full list of hazardous items that movers will refuse to move, like ammunition, gasoline, chemistry sets, pool cleaner, poison, loaded guns, and much more. This exhaustive list even includes items that families wouldn't expect, such as nail polish, nail polish remover, and household batteries. The reason that movers won't move these items is because they could become explosive in certain situations, which could pose a danger to your belongings as well as the movers and their equipment.

So households that are planning an upcoming move should ensure that they plan an alternate way in which to transport any non-allowables to their new residence. Every moving company is different and might have its own rules, so when households are searching for the right moving company, it is important to find out their policies ahead of time.

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