Moving is hard work, which is why you might opt for a professional moving truck, but having the truck is only half the battle. If you really want to move quickly and efficiently, it’s all about packing a moving truck the right way.
Load the heaviest, longest items first
Loading a truck is a bit like playing Tetris, and it all starts with the heaviest, longest items first. Place them at the back and the sides of the truck.
Fill in the holes with smaller items
Once you’ve gotten all the largest items in the truck, you can then fill in the holes with smaller bags and boxes. Just make sure the heaviest boxes are placed on the bottom, while lighter boxes and bags are placed on top.
Pack a first night kit
Don’t forget to pack a first night kit! That way, you aren’t scrambling to find your toothbrush or the cat food! Items you should pack include:
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Hairbrush and hair styling tools
- Toilet paper
- Coffee maker
- Pet food and accessories
If you pack your truck the right way, you’ll save time because you won’t have to pack up the truck more than once. With these tips, you’ll get moved in and unpacked in no time!