As a general rule, loading a moving truck takes longer than unloading it, so you shouldn't waste too much time on the task, as long as nothing goes wrong. However, when loading, you have to fill and wrap the furniture, and then place it correctly in the truck. Just take things out of the moving truck or container and take them to your new home. Tackle the download by yourself? Try to work in a similar way.
As you decompose your cargo, place as many boxes and other items as you can along the edge of the deck. Then you can make a lot of trips back and forth without having to go up and down that ramp every time, saving both your legs and your back. Beds are usually the first items that carriers reassemble so that you and your family can sleep in your beds during the night move. So how long does it take for carriers to load a truck? Read on to find out and make your move-in day plans accordingly.
If you have opted for an automatic move and have rented a moving vehicle to transport your items to your new home, but you can't (or don't want) to do the heavy lifting yourself, you can hire carriers to load (or load and unload) the truck. From my decades of experience in moving people, a moving company without a reservation is quite motivated to go out, rather than sit around doing nothing. In fact, you may think you're saving some money if you go with a moving company that doesn't have experience, but that's actually not the case, most of the time. In general, the answer is that everything should be packed in boxes, except for indoor and outdoor furniture that professional carriers will protect with furniture pads and quilts.
If you have someone (or a few people) to help you, assign someone to stay on the truck to break down the load and place everything on the edge of the deck where others can grab it without having to get on the truck. It's usually not a good idea to move heavy furniture yourself, so if you have large or heavy objects, it's better to ask friends or family for help or hire moving workers. However, rushing the download process can only lead to unnecessary complications, so be sure to take only one small step at a time. The extra time this will take for your move depends on the distance between you and your new home.
To ensure safe loading of the van, as well as other packing tips for pallets and boxes, carriers will first load the heaviest items inside. It also helps to have several friends or family there to help you, so you can take turns unloading the truck. We recommend packing and preparing all smaller, fragile items properly for transport, even if carriers don't need everything in boxes.