When it comes to packing up your belongings for a move, there are certain items that you should never put in a U-Haul. Hazardous, corrosive, explosive, and flammable materials are all prohibited from being transported in a U-Haul. This includes cleaning products like bleach, which can be dangerous when mixed with other cleaning products. Additionally, perishable items such as food, plants, and animals should not be loaded into the truck as they will perish during the move.
Hazardous materials are any substances that can cause harm to people, animals, or the environment. These can be physical, chemical, or biological in nature and must be transported according to the regulations set forth by the Department of Transportation and other federal agencies. When moving without a moving company, it is important to take extra care to ensure that any items that could cause injury or damage are securely packed. It is also important to note that while it is legal to transport food items such as canned goods and ice cream, it is not legal to transport gasoline or other flammable liquids.
If you plan on bringing a lawn mower with you on your move, make sure to empty all of the oil and gas from it before loading it into the truck.