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How to Load your Moving Truck

Written by  Tuesday, 18 April 2017 00:00
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When planning and preparing for your move you need to take into consideration how you should be packing your moving truck. Not loading your items properly can result in a lot of broken valuables. We at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO can ease the process with one of our storage units. This way you can take lighter loads and take the time to properly move your items. Below we have provided you with some tips to packing your moving truck the right way.

 

Create a Plan

The worst thing you could possibly do on moving day is not have a plan. It is important to have a game-plan ready when the moving truck arrives. Make sure all of your items are packed, labeled, and ready to go. Talk with those helping you move to decide what items to load first. Make sure you aren’t driving your moving truck during times of heavy traffic or severe weather.

Stability of Items

It is very important to try and make sure your items will remain as stable as possible and not move during the drive. In order to make sure your items won’t shift and move on the way to your new home or to your storage unit, invest in moving-grade boxes. These boxes are made specifically to withstand the constant movement from the truck. Other boxes, such as the ones being reused from grocery stores, are not made to withstand large amounts of weight or movement. You can never have enough bubble wrap or packing peanuts to put into your boxes. You don’t want the items you place in the boxes to move around and possible get damaged. If you are really worried about the stability of your items in the truck you can also purchase tie downs. Taking the necessary precautions is always a good idea.

Loading the Truck

In order to make the transition from the house to the truck it is best to have a clear path from the door and onto the ramp of the truck. By consolidating all of your items in a room near the front door you can easily have a repetitive path to follow. When you begin loading the truck it is best to start with the heaviest items on the bottom and near the back. Save the lighter items for the top and front of the truck. After the truck is loaded and you are on your way it is best to go directly to your destination. The longer items are moving around in your truck the more likely they are going to get damaged.

 

Now that you have your truck loaded properly you can be well on your way to your new home or to your new storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette, CO. For more tips on organization, moving, and use of your new storage unit make sure you check our website blog.

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