Moving and storage: Mastering the art of packing trucks

Moving and storage: Mastering the art of packing trucks

Relocating to a new home can be both an exciting and stressful process, especially if you don’t know how to pack a truck. However, with some strategic planning, you can maximize your space and load your belongings easily. This will help you minimize the number of trips required to move. If you are looking to optimize your moving and storage experience, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to pack a moving truck like a pro.

Tips for moving and storage

Don’t know where to start to make your transition of moving easier? Here are some simple steps to better manage moving and storage.

Determine what size truck rental you need

The truck rental department is full of options of different sizes. You just need to make sure you choose a truck with the right size for the number of packages you will have.

Though renting a small truck costs less, if you have many belongings, you might end up spending more money than with a bigger truck. This is because of the trips back and forth. We suggest you read the truck rental company’s size guidelines with attention.

Start with a plan

Moving and storage will become easier when you organize yourself. We suggest you make sure to create a plan of action answering the following questions:

·         Which items will you place first in the truck?

·         How will you organize them?

·         Which packing supplies will you need?

Remember to pack articles with proper protection. Especially considering everything will probably shift while in transit.

Disassemble furniture

As you have probably figured out already, furniture items will take the most space in the truck. So, a good thing to do to avoid space saturation is disassembling furniture items. This way, you will not only optimize the space in the truck, but also distribute the weight in a more even manner.

You can, for example, disassemble dining tables by taking off the legs, then dismantle bed frames and headboards, etc. If you decide to move your larger furniture (wardrove, tv stand, etc.) assembled, optimize your space. A good way to do it is by storing smaller items and boxes inside drawers. 

Load strategically

When loading packages to the truck, you should stack them from floor to ceiling and place the heaviest and largest items first. This will include any mattresses, tables, chairs, bed frames, refrigerators, couches, etc.

Also, make sure to place heavier items in the front of the truck (near the cab where the driver sits). And our final suggestion is to label each box with its contents and the room it belongs in. This will make unloading easier at your new home.

Use moving straps

Once you’ve packed everything into the moving truck, it’s essential to secure the load properly. This will prevent your items from shifting during transit. Use straps or tie-downs to anchor large items in place.

We suggest strapping down one section at a time. You can start with the heavier packages and strap them in place when you load them. Then, strap medium size items and so on. Double-check that everything is secure before hitting the road to ensure a safe and smooth journey to your new home. 

Navigating the moving and storage scene can be an overwhelming process. But luckily for you, Collegian Movers is here to help you go through each of the steps in a hassle-free manner.

Our goal is to be an ally you can rely on. We provide a wide range of services.

From local moving services to long distance movers, or student moving services to senior moving services, we’ve developed solutions focused on your needs.  Get your free moving quote online with us and contact us if you have any doubts.