How To Load A Moving Truck

Teasley Lane Self Storage | October 10, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Moving is something that you will have to do at least once in your lifetime, probably more. I grew up moving at least once a year, but when it came time for me to start moving by myself as an adult I didn't know that there are tips for moving that makes it easier. Like loading a moving truck.

Have you ever wondered how you should pack your moving truck? You would be surprised how many times I do get asked for tips on packing a moving truck. There is a right way to pack the truck. To help make the load-balanced so you don't end up with a lot of broken things and when balanced you also save on gas.  I got tips from my Uhaul representative when we first started, but I found this nifty graphic that helps explain the best way to pack.

First pack electronics and other fragile items in the Mom's attic. 

Next, place your refrigerator in the middle and the washer and dryer on either side. Boxes can go on either side and be stacked on top of the washer and dryer. Ratchet strap from one side to the other to keep it taut and secure.

Put your heavier items next, as close to the front of the truck as you can. You want to make sure weight distribution is as balanced as possible. 

Put dressers and drawers facing the walls so that the drawers don't open while in transit.

Strap Mattresses, tables, and chairs to the walls.

Lightweight and oddly shaped items all along the top to fill in space.

Stack like size boxes together.

The last box on the truck should be the first off. It should hold any essentials that you are going to need right away. Toilet paper, paper plates, and utensils, towels, soap, a change of clothes, your pet's bowls, and some food, box cutters, carpet protector tape, and anything else your family may need. Your first night in your home you are going to be tired and sweaty and not looking to go through all the boxes so you can have a shower before starting over the next day. Trust me on that!