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Knowing What Items You Can't Ship

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.

Alcoholic Beverages

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

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.