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Don’t know how to pack a moving truck? There are multiple ways of utilizing truck space effectively and maximizing your storage space in the back of it. In addition, plan a DIY move without the help of a moving company that knows how to distribute the weight evenly in the back of the truck and how to incorporate certain tools to prevent damage to your items. Read our step-by-step guide to packing and loading a moving truck.
Advance planning on how to load the truck is a really good idea.
If you want to be organized, do a walk-through of your house, make a list and group similar weight boxes together. This will make moving day go a lot smoother and faster.
Using padded protection makes it easier to slide heavier pieces onto the truck. Padding can be rented from the truck rental agent and it is worth the extra cost. Disassemble bed frames, tables, desks and tape pieces together. You should do the same for longer items such as skis and poles, lamp bases and lamp parts. When rolling-up your carpets, place these things inside then tape your carpet closed, around both ends. Placing the carpet on the floor of the truck is a good hack.
The stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and any other item like that should be loaded on the truck before anything else and kept against the wall closest to the cab. Balance the truck by placing heavy objects on opposite sides.
Longer pieces such as box springs, sofas, mattresses, headboards, and table-tops should be loaded next. Place these things against the longest walls of the truck, it will keep them upright and will save space.
Place the boxes on top of the appliances and furniture. Make sure the heavy boxes don’t contain any fragile items.
The lightest boxes should be on top. Try to stack boxes in rows until they reach the top of the truck. Any space between the top of the boxes and the truck’s ceiling should be filled with soft, crushable items.
They shouldn’t move around during transport. The best spot for fragile boxed items is in cubbyholes such as underneath tables, desks and beneath chair legs.
The last items to be loaded are those items that can be stuffed into holes and that don’t contain anything fragile, such as bags with clothes, blankets, linens, and towels, plus anything that cannot break during a move.
In conclusion, start with the plan of loading the moving truck. You’ll have a detailed guide to where things are on the truck which will effectively help when you unload it then too!