Moving can be a pain, which is why many people decide to hire a Colorado moving company instead of doing it on their own. This is a decision that you definitely will not regret since professional movers make this process much easier. However, if you are adamant about moving without any professional help, the least that you can do is learn how to load a moving truck like the pros. Follow these tips:
Load Boxes From Heaviest to Lightest
It’s recommended that you always use standard cardboard moving boxes instead of alternatives such as plastic bins. Once you have purchased the boxes, start to pack up the belongings in your home. Begin to separate your boxes into three different groups as you pack: heavy, average, and lightweight boxes. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for when you’re ready to load the boxes onto the truck. The heavier boxes should always be on the floor, with average and lightweight boxes stacked on top. Of course, the lightest boxes should always be at the top, where the stack is closest to the ceiling.
Balance the Weight
It’s not a good idea to line up heavy furniture items on one side of the truck and then reserve the other side of the truck for your bedding and pillows. Why? The weight of your belongings needs to be evenly distributed. If it’s not, the driver may have a hard time controlling the truck. Pay close attention to where you are placing your items and ensure that everything is balanced to prevent accidents on the road.
A good way to ensure the weight is distributed evenly is by thinking of the capital letter “I.” Try to place heavy items inside the truck so that they form the shape of this letter. This means heavy items should be placed against the back wall, down the middle of the truck, and against the door. Read more tips to help you pack a moving truck.
Bring Fragile Items With You
Wrapping fragile items such as paintings, vases, and lamps in padding may be enough to protect them until you arrive at your final destination. But, if you don’t want to take any chances, it’s best to keep fragile items with you in your vehicle or in the driver’s cabin of the truck instead of loading them in the back.
Fill Empty Spaces
The last items you should load onto a truck can be stuffed into empty spaces. This includes bags of clothing, bedding, towels, and any other items that can squeeze into small spaces without being damaged. Once everything else has been loaded onto your truck, peek around for holes and fill them with these items.
Loading your belongings into a moving truck can be a hassle, so it’s best to leave this task to the professionals. Contact Eden’s Moving Company to discuss local and long-distance moving services. Call us today to learn more about our services and request a quote.