Loading your truck properly will minimize the risk of damage to your belongings as well as maximize your space and possibly save you money by saving you trips to your new destination or storage. Remember to check our Lifting Tips page, and always practice safe lifting techniques.
-Parking as close to your front door as possible without causing damage to the building and without blocking other driveways or roads will minimize your carrying distance. Just be sure to always leave enough room for the loading ramp.
-Lift Gates can be great for your heavy items; however, they can also be dangerous if they are not used properly. Be sure to ask your rental company for a tutorial or thoroughly read the instructions before operating your lift gate.
-Large or Bulky Items should always be loaded into your rental truck or storage unit first. Remember that you can stack your lighter items above, below, or on top of your large items to maximize the space you are using in your truck.
-Boxes should be stacked with the largest and heaviest at the bottom. If you are able to stack everything to the top of your truck or storage unit, you can prohibit damage causing movement during transit and maximize your utilized space in your truck and storage unit.
-Sofas, mattresses, and table can be set on edge to maximize your space and tied to the inside wall of the truck. You can put artwork, mirrors, and picture frames between mattresses to secure and pad them during your move, and you can use lightweight boxes to fill open spaces left by the curve in sofas.
-Protect your load to ensure that it doesn’t bounce and shift during transit. Using tie down rope and bungees will secure your large items to the walls, and packing your items tightly will secure your boxes and other items so nothing falls and breaks during your move. Also be sure to securely put the ramp back in place and latch and lock the doors before you drive away.