Answer: The best way to pack a moving truck is to hire professionals to do the job. Keep reading for tips for a DIY move.
When moving, one of the most important parts of the job is loading up the truck so your items make it all in one piece to your new home. It is important with local moves, but it is even more important with long-distance ones. How you load your truck may determine whether or not Grandma’s priceless vase completes the move successfully.
Of course, the professionals know best. That’s why we recommend hiring one of our professional moving teams to pack the truck for you. However, if you do it yourself, we’re happy to provide some tips to help.
The first step to packing your truck is determining what size truck you need in the first place. We recommend contacting us for the proper recommendation based on the estimated weight and size of your move. In general, a 10-foot truck can usually handle everything from a modest 1-2 bedroom home. However, if you have any specialty items or a different sized home, you will want a recommendation.
You can either buy supplies or get them for free. We recommend buying them to ensure they will be the right quality. Here are ideas for where you can get them, whether you want to buy or not:
We recommend checking in with a moving professional before purchasing so you will have the right amount of boxes needed. Additionally, if you hire us for a full-service move including packing and unpacking, we will provide all the materials for you!
Truck rentals cost anywhere from $20-$100 per day. So, the total cost depends on how long you need the truck for. However, when you book a full-service move with us, the truck is included!
Now that you’ve got everything you need here is how to start. First, load the biggest and heaviest items first. This is usually furniture and appliances. Place these heavier, larger items on the floor, closest to the cab of the truck. Make sure they are not on top of any other items.
That means you will load the lightest items last. Boxes and bags of things will go in between the furniture. You will also want to use straps, furniture pads, and moving blankets to hold everything in place and make sure that things don’t shift during the move.
We’ve outlined some tips for how to pack a truck on your own, but if you really want it done right, hire us, the moving professionals. Contact us now to get a free quote.