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How to Load the Truck for Your Move

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Long before moving day, think about how you will pack your possessions inside a rental truck. A little foresight will make the ride smoother and unloading a whole lot easier.

Here are a few tips to make loading and unloading a breeze.

  • Always load the heaviest items first. By loading the heavy stuff near the front of the truck, you will help to keep it stable on the road.
  • Store items you expect to use first in places you can reach easily.
  • Make sure to rent the right size of truck for your move. Visit our truck rental center to get an idea of which truck is right for your move.
  • Load the truck one-quarter at a time and pack it tightly from the floor to ceiling. Make sure to secure each quarter of your stuff with rope tied to the tie-down rings
  • Place bureaus, large cabinets, sofas, and heavy appliances against the front wall of the truck.
  • Use protective covers on sofas and mattresses. Load chairs, tables, bookcases and light items toward the back of the truck.
  • Stand large, flat items such as mirrors, mattresses, box springs and tabletops upright against the truck walls and tie them down securely.
  • Wrap mirrors and pictures with protective pads.
  • Stack lighter boxes on top of bigger, heavier ones.
  • Carry valuable papers and items with you so they are not lost or damaged.

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