When you are planning a cross country move, it may be tempting to ship
some of your items to their new destination. While some items and materials
can be safely and easily shipped, others are prohibited by the postal
service and other parcel carriers. If you have items that you are unable
to ship, you may want to consider renting mini storage.
Mini storage will provide you with a secure location for your items that cannot be
sent through the mail. Let’s review some common items that you can’t ship.
One common household item that cannot be shipped is any type of alcohol
or intoxicating beverage. The United States Postal Service restricts the
shipment of all alcohols and liqueurs. Rather than trying to ship these
items in the mail, you may be better off repurchasing them once you have
reached your new location.
Explosives and Firearms
Explosives and firearms are strictly prohibited from being shipped. Even
when these items are packed with the utmost care, they pose a serious
safety hazard to anyone who is handling their packaging. All types of
firearms are included under this restriction, including rifles, pistols,
and air guns.
Perishable items are also restricted by the post office. Some examples
of perishable items include live animals, fresh foods, and certain plants.
In the event that you need to ship a perishable item, you may want to
consult with a shipping specialist to see if there is a way that you can
safely and legally transport your perishable goods.
For answers to your questions about shipment and storage, be sure to get
in touch with
Chelsea Mini Storage. We are pleased to offer highly rated storage near Manhattan, and we can
provide you with additional storage room for those items that you are
unable to send safely through the mail. If you have further questions
about the benefits of renting one of our storage units, call us at (212) 564-7735.