Cassidy's Moving and Storage
How To Load a Moving Truck
Are you on the fence about whether or not to spend the money on professional movers?
You should know that a company like Cassidy’s will not only take all the hard work off your plate, we can actually do a better job. It’s nothing against you, we just get a lot of practice!
At Cassidy’s we invest in our employees, and we even have career movers. They know how to pack your things securely (you can find our packing tips here). They also know how to load a truck so everything stays in place and arrives safely at your destination.
Ready to load? Let’s get started!
1. Start With Long Items
If a couch or bookcase is too long to stand on end, lay them down along one side of the container. If the item is upholstered or has a finish that can be scratched, ensure it’s well wrapped in a furniture blanket and secured with tape.
2. Carefully Put More Items on Top
Start filling in the gaps around the items on the bottom with suitable furniture and/or boxes. As you can see in this example, we’ve used plenty of moving blankets and flattened cardboard boxes for protection. A flattened cardboard box on top of a soft item can help ensure upholstery doesn’t get punctured.
3. Build Up to the Ceiling
The goal is to pile up enough items to fill in the gaps and ensure that nothing moves. If it moves, it’s more likely to get damaged.
4. Fill Every Space Tightly
Cushions, duvets and blankets are great for piling on top and stuffing into gaps. Wrap soft items in plastic garbage bags to keep them from getting dirty.
5. Keep Building Out
Once you have a good floor-to-ceiling stack, start moving out from the back of the truck, carefully building forward to the opening.
6. Use Straps to Help Prevent Shifting if Needed
Trucks or shipping containers should come with straps and rails or rings in the walls so you can secure items that can tip. This is especially helpful if you don’t have enough items to completely fill the truck.
When you’re finished, your truck or shipping container should look like the photo above.
Questions About Moving?
Moving to a new home can be challenging, and it’s important to find a mover you can trust. If you’re not sure about things like how delivery works, or how costs are calculated you may want to read our FAQs here.
You can also call us at 613-836-4225 to learn more.
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