Moving is a dreary process especially when you have to worry about storage space. However, the size of your local moving trucks will not be a problem when you pack like Pro San Diego movers and maximize storage space. Because many people do not have the skills to load local moving trucks the way a small moving services team might, a lot of storage space is left unused compelling other equipment to be left behind for second and even third trips. Disorganized packing may also result in goods getting damaged during the move. Here are tips to load a moving truck like a pro at small moving services.
Large items go first
The large items should be loaded into the truck first before the smaller boxes. This creates the necessary room for the smaller items. Your small and fragile goods will have a reduced risk of damage when they are packed last with no weight over them.However, if your goods are equal sized start by loading the boxes from the backside of the truck to the door. This eases your packing experience and will ensure all space up to the roof is utilized correctly from front to back. Make sure that weight is distributed evenly. This will help the truck to stay stable on the road during moving. Heavy items should be lined against the wall on all sides.
However, if your goods are equal sized start by loading the boxes from the backside of the truck to the door. This eases your packing experience and will ensure all space up to the roof is utilized correctly from front to back. Make sure that weight is distributed evenly. This will help the truck to stay stable on the road during moving. Heavy items should be lined against the wall on all sides.
Mattresses and boxes springs
Mattresses follow the box piles. Stand the mattresses vertically and strap them to the sidewalls. Glass panels and mirrors are placed in between the mattresses for cushioning.
Beds and tables should be disassembled if possible. Anything that can be taken apart should be undone first before packing. This will ensure that their structures don’t take up much of your packing space. Alternatively, you can load the table into the truck and make it stand so that you pack other boxes correctly underneath and above it. Items that cannot be taken apart like couches should be placed vertically standing with feet facing the walls of the truck. This reduces the space they would take if they were laid down horizontally. Have the pillows removed and then secure each couch to the walls with straps. Fasten the bed frames toward the back of the truck.
Cabinets and bookshelves
Some smaller items are better moved when they are packed in the cabinets. Make use of cabinets for moving your kitchen utensils or garage equipment. It will save you the ungainliness of loading and offloading small items that do just fine in the shelves during moving. For instance, let the books be on the bookshelves and then load the bookshelf properly into the truck. This saves more space than loading the books and the bookshelves separately. Drawers should be facing the sidewalls, and all lose drawers should be secured with a rubber band.
Pictures and mirrors
Pictures and mirrors can break easily when you load them into the back of the moving truck. Slide them between mattresses but first, ensure they are wrapped and strapped in cardboard or pads
Roll your rugs
Roll your rugs up and tape them before you load them into the truck. This will ensure they occupy the least space possible
Use straps to secure each layer
Use straps after each layer of packing. You can neatly pack your goods and utilize space effectively, but your items will still shift during moving. Use packing straps to fasten down each layer; the box stacks to the floor, the furniture to the walls, the mattresses and every other item that might shift. After each layer use pads or cardboards for cushioning before adding another layer.
Fragile equipment is packed last
Delicate material that cannot be moved in the cabinets should be among the last to be packed. This minimizes their breakability since they will be offloaded first. Alternatively, you can have them fill the spaces between tables and chairs where they will be shielded from other weighty loads. Ensure your TVs and computers are properly packed in boxes with protective padding; they are among the last items to be loaded.
Moving can be a tedious and cumbersome process, however with a properly packed truck, you can have a good experience when you hit the road. You will not worry about your goods falling off the truck and getting damaged. You will not have to make many trips because you have maximized the space of your vehicle. Take your time to load your truck right. For more moving tip go to our moving tips page.
Remember, doing it yourself isn’t necessarily always the best method. You may want to consider looking for small load movers if you’ve just got a small amount of items that you need help with. Small load movers can provide cost-effective solutions and save you a lot of time. As one of the best small moving companies in the area, our team is known for being one of the best small movers around. While we also do larger moves, our reputation as small overs is truly exceptional. Please contact us for a FREE moving estimate by clicking here.