How to pack a moving truck?

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Moving is nerve-wracking, especially moving long distances. And without the help of a full-service moving company, packing a moving van to maximize space and protect your furniture from damage can be a daunting task. Only that part can be more overwhelming than the movement itself.

However, it is not rocket science. Knowing how to properly pack a moving truck will make the process easy and fun. Here’s a step-by-step guide to High Stream Moving Long Distance on how to do it.

Part 1: Prepare

  • Prepare the materials† You need to prepare a few things to make the process easier. You can buy these at a hardware store or a moving company store.
    • Any type of packaging filling (furniture cushions, paper filling, etc.)
    • packing tape
    • dolly
    • Plastic foil
  • Pack the cab† Prepare the essential items and put them in the cabin. These include a toolbox that you’ll use to assemble the furniture, overnight supplies (so you don’t have to search for them later), and breakable items you don’t want to be rocking in the truck.
  • Disassemble the furniture† Take apart all the furniture (or as much as you can) to make moving and packing into the truck easier.
  • Arrange books and bookcases in a way that maximizes space† Provide special packing boxes if needed. This is a trick professional movers use to maximize space.
  • Get out the furniture† Put the furniture together in front of the truck to see what you’re doing. This will help you see which items are the heaviest and should be entered first.

Read more: Services that a professional moving company will provide

Part 2: Start packing your truck

  • The heaviest go first† Rate and choose items and appliances – e.g. washing machine, refrigerator, etc. – that are heaviest and load them into the back of the truck first (with assistance). Even when moving locally, this will help maximize space and prevent the truck from dragging from too much weight at the rear.
  • Protect your furniture† You can pack your furniture before you take it out of the house; however, the best way is to wrap it in the truck (that’s how most wrapping services wrap furniture). Just place it on some padding paper, throw on another padding paper and tape it in place.
  • Place longer items on the side of the truck† Place headboards, mattresses, full length mirrors and all other long items on the longest truck walls and secure them.
  • Pack the boxes now† Carefully choose boxes of the same size (length and width) and stack them on top of each other. Most moving service providers recommend starting with the heaviest at the bottom and the lightest at the top.
  • Now stack the remaining items† With the main items already in the truck, squeeze all the other irregular items into a free space. Fragile items should be on top to protect them from damage. The idea is to pack the truck as tightly as possible to maximize space. All remaining items can now be in front of the truck.

Part 3: Complete and ready to move

  • Check and re-stabilize your packages and the like. For example, tall furniture such as shelves can fall off during transport. You can stabilize that with a strap or a rope.
  • Gently close and lock the back doors and get ready for the move.

last words

That’s all we have for today’s article. I hope this short post has given you a simple guide to packing a moving truck. If there’s anything I’m missing, don’t forget to leave a comment below. Thank you for visiting Greenhouse Center!