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Packing the Moving Truck

Lesson #1 - Falling objects are bad. The badness is magnified when the object lands on your head, or worse, the family pet. Of course, neither will be riding in the cargo area of our truck, (that's a friendly reminder in case you didn't catch on!). Nevertheless, the fallen object could break itself, or break something else which would make you sad which in turn would make us sad because we really prefer happy customers.

Take a few minutes to review these helpful hints to load the truck and make your move as smooth as possible.

Packing your Moving Truck

Renting a truck to help with your move can be very convenient. However, packing and operating a moving truck takes careful planning and attention. The boxes and valuables you have in the truck will shift and move no matter how carefully you drive. For your safety, and the safety of your valuables, these tips can help:

  • Load your heaviest items first, and keep them toward the front of the truck (the cab). This makes the truck more stable
  • Load chairs, tables, bookcases and other light, awkward items toward the rear of the truck (the door).
  • Use protective covers and furniture pads on sofas, chairs, tables, and mattresses.
  • Load your truck one quarter at a time, packing it securely from floor to ceiling. Secure each quarter by tying it in place with the truck's tie-down rings.