The big moving day has finally arrived! You have rented a commercial vehicle, and now you are ready to fill it. And that’s where the puzzle can arise. Where to start? Cardboard boxes or big furniture? How do we get everything in? Where to place the most fragile objects? Professional movers will tell you: loading a truck is an art! Here are 6 steps to follow to fill a moving truck, optimize loading and avoid stress….
Load heavy and voluminous furniture
This is the first step to optimize the space of the truck you have rented for your move. By placing the heaviest furniture and items in the front of the vehicle, you will avoid making it heavier in the back. This is essential for your safety: if your utility is too loaded at the rear, it will be more difficult to control. Think of all the major household appliances: stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, washing machine. Then load large furniture such as sofas and armchairs.
Stack the boxes along the walls of the truck
The boxes can be stacked on top of each other easily. Distribute the weight well: place the heaviest boxes at the bottom and the lightest at the top. Also take advantage of the high volume: some vans for rent are nearly 2.70 meters high; it would be a shame to deprive yourself of this space! By storing the boxes along the walls of your vehicle, you will save useful space for the future.
Place the unassembled furniture
Once you have completed the first 2 steps, you will realize that there is still some empty space left. You will have to fill it to avoid any fall during transport. You can place all the furniture you couldn’t dismantle like a puzzle. By taking a few minutes, you will quickly see that each element can be intertwined with another.
Fill these pieces of furniture to optimize space
These last pieces of furniture you just loaded can be equipped with drawers: still room to occupy! Take advantage of this opportunity to store cushions, frames, lighting fixtures; all these small objects that you have not been able to pack or store in boxes and that you do not know what to do with.
Use the entire surface in height
Get in your moving van and look up: have you seen all the volume you have left in height? It would be a shame not to take advantage of this space. It is the ideal place to store small furniture such as bedside tables or children’s chairs, head to head on large ones. Be careful that nothing will move!
Check that everything is well strapped or wedged
Throughout the loading of your truck, place straps at each step to secure the whole thing. The furniture will not move, the boxes will not fall out and everything you put between each piece of furniture or at a height will not break. This will protect your entire load and avoid many inconveniences on arrival!