Learn about Non-Transportable Items Prior to your Move05/19/2017 When it comes to moving a long distance, you will oftentimes find that you require some professional help in getting to your new home. This is perfectly fine, as there are a ton of complications that arise when you’re going from one city to another. And most of that doesn’t even cover the logistics of making sure you have a big enough truck to get everything there in as short of time as possible. However, long distance movers and local movers alike do have limits on what they can move themselves.Anything that falls into a Hazardous Materials category cannot be moved by a long distance mover. The typical types of things that fall into that bucket include flammables, corrosives, or explosives. Some examples of these include:AmmunitionAnti-freezeBleachCharcoal BriquettesCleaning ChemicalsFireworksGasolineLighters and Light FluidOxygen BottlesPaint and Paint ThinnerPropane CylindersWood StainsAnd anything else like theseWhen moving long distances, there are some things that a moving company CAN move, but it’s generally suggested that you handle them yourself. This would include a various number of things that have either real or intrinsic value to you or your family. This way you know that you’re keeping your precious items safe and sound regardless of which moving company that you go with. These items include things like:Cash, Checks, and Credit CardsImportant Personal PapersJewelry and Precious StonesComputer Programs, Documents, and BackupsMoving DocumentsFirearmsPhoto Albumsand anything else that means something big to youBy knowing what can and can’t be hauled by a moving company prior to your move date, you’ll be one step ahead of the game when it comes to packing up and preparing your household. If you find that you’re in need of help because the distance is greater than you can handle or you just have too much on your plate, be sure to give us a call. We’ll provide you with a free moving quote, and provide you with more details on what can and can’t be loaded onto a professional moving truck.