How to load your belongings into a truck when moving28th September 2018
The thrill of moving house is only damped somewhat by the tedious task of packing and moving your belongings. Renting a moving truck will greatly reduce the time, effort and stress involved in this step. Still, many people fail to properly utilise a moving truck, leading to problems when they unload on the other side. Darvills Storage are here to guide you on the top tips for loading your items into a moving truck, providing you with the most efficient and stress-free moving and unpacking experience.
Label, label, label!
Before you even think about placing a finger into that moving truck it’s vitally important your beautifully packed boxes are all labelled clearly. While you may consider this time consuming, It will be a huge help once you unload your boxes at your new house and can easily distinguish what’s inside. The moving process can easily jumble everything up, so make sure you label your items to unload at your new house hassle-free.
You’ve packed your boxes, labelled your items, and now it’s time to load your truck. You should always start by loading the heaviest items into the truck first. This includes kitchen appliances and any heavy furniture that can’t be disassembled.
Disassemble remaining furniture
Furniture that you can disassemble goes in next – but you should make sure you disassemble as much as you can. Table legs, sofa frames, wardrobe doors – disassemble as much as you can and load them into the truck. For added safety, you can wrap your furniture parts in bubble wrap. Not only will this provide added protection for your furniture, but also adds extra cushioning for the items which are pressed up against it.
Next comes your elegantly labelled boxes. The same rules apply: heavy first, followed by lighter boxes. You should stack your boxes vertically and try to keep the most fragile boxed items on top so that they’re not being squashed. Don’t, however, squeeze boxes between a stacked box and the roof of the truck. Ensure you finish stacking your boxes so that there is a little room left. This space can then be filled with very light, crushable items such as cushions or blankets.
Fragile items that aren’t packed in boxes can be placed next and should be stabilised as much as possible. They should be wrapped in something protective such as soft blankets or bubble wrap and placed under a table or in cubbyholes.
Last but not least, the remaining space should be utilised by placing remaining miscellaneous items in pockets or cubbyholes. Loading your moving truck via the steps in this article is not only about protection but also about making the most of the available space so that you can take as little trips as possible to move all your stuff over. Ensure that no space is left before you set off.
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