Six Things a Moving Company WON’T Move
Moving companies can be very helpful, especially to those who have a lot to bring to your new home. However, there are a few things that they might not be able to move.
Unsealed personal care products
Any unsealed products, such as lotions, shower products, and skin care products, are a no for moving companies. If something were to spill, it runs the risk of running the entire shipment and the company doesn’t want to be on the hook for that. Instead, pack sealed personal care products in your suitcase and take it with you or, if they’re nearly empty, pitch them. New house, new personal care products!
Not only are flat-screen TVs pricey, but they are also very fragile. This is especially true for plasma-screen TVs, which need to be kept upright to avoid any damage to the inside glass panels. If you have a flat-screen, mention it to a moving company before hiring them, so they are prepared for the job.
Expensive clothes and accessories
While this isn’t necessarily something that moving companies will say no to moving, it may give you more peace of mind if you bring your expensive, unique designer clothes, formal wear, and accessories with you.
Fine art is not the most common of products to show up on an inventory list, and because of that, most standard moving companies probably won’t be able to move them. However, there are professional art shipping services that can help you. Many of these services offer white glove service and insurance.
Photo and photo albums
While these aren’t particularly heavy or monetarily valuable, pictures hold a high sentimental value. They are also fragile and can get damaged easily. Additionally, once photos are ruined, it’s most likely gone for good. Many movers may decline the risk that comes with transporting photos.
Special, extra-heavy items, such as pianos, pool tables, and hot tubs, may be too difficult for standard moving companies to move. Talk to potential moving companies before hiring them to figure out if they would be able to move heavier items.