If you're preparing for a DIY (do-it-yourself) move and have decided to rent a moving truck then you will need to know how to load a moving truck. We have outlined some of the basic fundamental rules that will help you maximize your space, prevent damage and balance the moving truck.
Loading a moving truck is tough work and certainly not as easy as it may seem. Consider hiring moving help to load your truck, saving your time and back!
Loading a Moving Truck
- Continue to load furniture and boxes into tiers. Remember, load left to right and floor to ceiling.
- To save space you should put dresser drawers and filing cabinet drawers back into place. The only time you should not do this is if the item is made of particleboard because it has the potential to break while in transit.
- Once you have completed 1/2 - 3/4 of the truck, or whenever the bulk of the large items have been loaded, utilize mattresses and box springs to wall off and secure the tiers. Placing mirrors and paintings between the mattress and box spring is recommended as the safest location. If you have rope available make sure you tie off in front of the mattress and/or box spring to secure.
- Always load miscellaneous items, like garage tools, bikes, etc, last. Make sure you tape or shrink wrap bed frame components together because they will shift and fall over as you try to load them.