How to Pack Your Moving Truck Like a Pro

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Moving to a new place is exciting. It’s a chance for a fresh start and new beginnings. Whether you’re moving because of a new job or opportunity, moving to be near family, or moving into your first home, there’s one thing every move has in common – packing. With all your furniture and boxes of belongings, it may seem overwhelming to have to load everything into a moving truck. Did you know there is a proper way to load a moving truck? In this post, we’ll walk through how you can pack your moving truck like a pro.

What you’ll need

When moving, you need to make sure you have the right tools to be successful. Here’s a list of things to gather before loading your truck:

  • Bungee Cords to help secure large items and prevent them from moving about while the truck is in motion.
  • Furniture pads to protect your valuables from hitting each other and scratching your furniture.

How to organize your moving truck

When placing your belongings into a moving truck, you need to make sure your things are secure so they don’t move around on the trip to your new home. The best way to load your moving truck is to use the “i formation” technique. This technique places your heavy items in an “i formation” in the truck and placing your other items strategically around it.

First, keep a small box or two of your valuables in the front seat of the truck. You don’t want to put things that could easily break in the back of the truck in case anything moves. You should also consider packing an overnight bag full of things that you will need for the next few days (toiletries, change of clothes etc.) so that you don’t need to unpack every box right away.

Place your heavy items such as your refrigerator or washer and dryer in the very back of the truck. These items will form the top of the “i”.  You’ll then want to put heavy tables and desks in the center of the truck to form the stem of the “i”. Place heavy boxes under the tables to secure the furniture from moving.

Large furniture such as sofas should be placed on the right-hand side of the truck while your mattress and box spring should go on the left-hand side of the truck. Placing these items here will help stabilize your belongings as well as help balance the weight of the truck. Finally, put the remainder of the heavy boxes in the front (the end by the door) of the truck. This will complete the “i” formation.

Once you have your “i” formation, you can then start placing other boxes and smaller items around the formation until all of your boxes are loaded on to the truck. Don’t forget to use the bungee cords to tie down large items and place furniture pads on tables and surfaces to prevent any scratches.

There you have it. Your moving truck is now packed like an expert. By following this method,or possibly hire one of the professional moving companies Philadelphia, PA offers at Suburban Solutions, you can have peace of mind knowing that your belongings are secured during your move.