5 Simple Tips for Help Loading a Moving Truck
A moving truck is a convenient solution for getting a large number of items from one place to another at one time. But, did you know that there is actually a recommended method for loading a moving truck? When a moving truck is loaded correctly, there is not only a lesser chance of items breaking or becoming damaged, it is also easier to unload later on. Are you interested in learning how to load a moving truck? Read below!
Loading a Moving Truck Tips
1. Determine What Will Be in the Moving Truck
In order to ensure all items are loaded into the truck correctly and in the proper order, it is important to take the time to determine what will be transported in the moving truck. For example, will the TV be going in the moving truck, or in the vehicle following the moving truck? Knowing what you’re working with ahead of time will help to keep your items safe.
2. Load the Large Items First
When loading the moving truck, always load the large items first. This will help you to ensure that these items will fit before adding in the smaller items.
3. Distribute the Weight
If you add a heavy refrigerator on the left side of the moving truck, load the washing machine on the right side of the truck. Distributing the weight of heavy items will keep your commute from location to location as smooth as possible.
4. Keep All Fragile Items Away from Heavy Items
As your loading boxes into the truck, keep the fragile boxes aside. If the outside of the boxes containing fragile items were marked fragile, you should easily be able to identify the boxes that need set aside.
5. Load Important Items Last
Are there some items that you need as soon as you get to your new home? Maybe they are medicine, toiletries, documents or phone chargers. Always load these items into the moving truck last or keep them in the front of the truck with you. This way, as soon as you pull up to your new home, you will have them.
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