Loading A Moving Truck

Are you on the fence about whether or not to hire professional movers?

You should be aware that a firm like Empire Movers & Storage can not only take all of your hard work off your plate, but we can also do a better job. It’s nothing personal; we just need practice!

Empire Movers & Storage invests in its staff and even has career movers. They know how to pack your belongings safely. They also understand how to load a truck so that everything stays in position and arrives at your destination securely.

Are you ready to start loading? Let’s get this celebration going!

1. Begin with long items

If a couch or bookcase is too lengthy to stand on its end, place it along one of the container’s sides. If the object is upholstered or has a scratchable finish, wrap it tightly in a furniture blanket and fasten it with tape.

2. Gently arrange other items on top.

Fill up the gaps around the items on the bottom with appropriate furniture and/or crates. For protection, we’ve utilized a lot of moving blankets and flattened cardboard boxes in this case. A flattened cardboard box placed on top of a soft item can help prevent the upholstery from being punctured.

3. Build to the Ceiling

The goal is to fill in the gaps with enough things so nothing moves. It is more likely to be damaged if it moves.

4. Fill Every Available Slot Tightly

Cushions, duvets, and blankets are ideal for stacking on top of one another and stuffing into gaps. Wrap soft goods in plastic rubbish bags to keep them clean.

5. Continue to Expand

Start moving out from the back of the truck, gently building forward to the opening, after you have a good floor-to-ceiling stack.

6. If necessary, use straps to help prevent shifting

Trucks and cargo containers should be equipped with straps, rails, or rings in the walls to secure potentially dangerous items. This is very useful if you don’t have enough stuff to fill the truck completely.

When finished, your truck or shipping container should resemble the image above.

Do You Have Moving Concerns?

Relocating to a new house can be stressful, so it’s critical to hire a reputable mover. If you have any questions about how shipping works or how fees are determined, please read our FAQs.

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