The Best Way to Pack your Moving Truck

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  • When moving to your new home or even to your new storage unit at Ogden Self Storage you will want to make sure all of your belongings get there in one piece. The best way to make sure this happens is by loading your moving truck correctly. Below are some tips to apply when packing your moving truck.
  • Make a Plan
  • The worst thing you could possibly do on moving day is to not plan ahead. 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 at Ogden Self Storege, 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 possibly 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 move around in your truck the more likely they are going to get damaged.
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