Moving can be a stressful experience, but it doesn't have to be. With the right preparation and knowledge, you can make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible. Knowing how to load a moving truck is essential for a successful move. When loading a moving truck, it's important to get enough help and give yourself enough time to complete the move in one trip.
Before you start loading, mentally divide the interior of your moving truck into sections. Place the boxes on the truck in second place. It's also important to know how to tie down furniture in a moving truck. Heavier items should always be loaded first onto the rental truck.
This usually includes refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers and other household appliances. These items should be loaded on the front of the truck against the cab. Then heavy furniture such as beds, desks and tables can be placed in the back of the cabin. Mattresses and sofas can be placed upright against the sides of the truck, and the various moving boxes should be placed in the back of the truck, as close to the opening as possible.
Professionals load the largest and heaviest items first: heavy furniture, bulky appliances, etc. The square pieces (dressers, bookcases, display cabinets, refrigerators, washing machines, etc.) should be placed on opposite sides of the truck for balance. Then start loading the biggest and heaviest boxes. Place boxes on top of appliances and furniture, filling any space under tables, under desks and in chair seats.
Make sure that heavy boxes do not contain any fragile items. If you're unsure about size or weight limits, it's best to call your rental company for advice. These professional moving companies are moving companies that specialize in loading and unloading services, or full-service moving companies that send workers to labor only moving jobs. When loading a moving truck, you must ensure that all items are packed correctly with sufficient protection. Truck rentals can hold up to 10,000 pounds (or a 4-bedroom house) and reach up to 10 miles per gallon of gas. To choose the right size of rental truck for your next move, be sure to carefully read the options of each of the rental companies.
Fill any space between the top of the boxes and the roof of the truck with soft, crushable items such as garbage bags full of clothes, bedding and pillows. The load will be well balanced and the objects will fit together like pieces of a puzzle so that space in the truck is perfectly optimized and risk of accidental damage to your belongings is reduced to a minimum. Moving day is hectic so a day or two before the big day go around your house and write down the order in which items need to be loaded. Professional carriers have specialized moving equipment (dollies, moving belts, loading ramp etc.) with every move they master the art of folding bank boxes reusing bubble wrap and shamelessly asking for directions. When packing fragile items in a moving truck such as a mirror or a box full of collectibles jewelry and trinkets make sure they are packed on top of the stack. The exact time it will take professionals to complete the task depends on number and type of items to be loaded and number of carriers involved in process.