Will a Moving Company Move My Plants, Food, and Pets?

While hiring a moving company can make the entire moving process faster and easier, they may not be able to move everything you want to transport to your new place. There are certain items moving companies cannot move, and some things they can move that might surprise you. Here’s a list to help you know what you’ll need to move on your own.

Items Your Moving Company Cannot Move

Policies may vary from company to company, but there are specific items that most companies will not load onto their moving trucks. These include:

  • Perishable food items
  • Plants
  • Pets
  • Scuba gear
  • Family heirlooms
  • Any hazardous or highly flammable materials, such as nail polish and remover, other paints, fertilizer, pool chemicals, charcoal, and batteries

Will They Move Your Pantry Items?

Perishable food items like fresh, frozen, and refrigerated foods cannot go onto the moving truck, but the company will move your unopened non-perishable foods. Most foods you keep in the pantry, like pasta, soups, and canned goods, are on the “will-move” list. You may decide it’s too much hassle to box these items up for the move. In that case, donating them to a local food bank is a thoughtful alternative.

Do you have more questions about what a moving company will and will not move? The team at Nilson Van & Storage is here to help. Our goal is to make the moving process as hassle-free as possible. We will move everything we can and help you develop a plan to transport the rest. Contact the team at Nilson Van & Storage to get answers to your moving questions or to request an estimate.  

Whether your move is big or small, our skilled movers are dedicated to helping you every step of the way, no matter where life takes you.