Load a Moving Truck Like the Pros

Do you want to know the best way to load a moving van? There are countless ways to load a moving van. Most of it is just common sense. This blog post is intended to give some step-by-step instructions on how to properly load a moving van. This information is divided into three sections: general guidelines on packing furniture, equipment and specific pieces of furniture; step-by-step instructions for loading the moving truck in Auckland.

General Guidelines

  • Safety first! You will find a ramp on any moving truck that you rent. Make sure the ramp is fully engaged and free of debris. It should also be dry and covered in non-stick matt if needed.
  • Ensure that the weight is evenly distributed from the front to the back, and from side to side.
  • Each layer should be self-contained, and each one secured independently. Any layer should avoid rubbing or hitting an adjacent layer.
  • Over all exposed surfaces of furniture, blanket pads should be draped. Most of the damage is caused by items rubbing together during transportation. Use plastic wrap instead of blankets to protect fragile or difficult to move items.
  • If you have a truck that is too large for your furniture, strap each piece separately to the side or back wall with blanket pads protecting the exposed surfaces.

Packing specific furniture pieces

These items are the most common household items that need special attention.

  • The aquariums should be emptied and pads placed both inside and outside. They are then stretched wrapped. Put them on top of the box
  • The bed frame should be strapped to the rear of the truck
  • Before wrapping the chair, wrap each leg individually or use bubble tape.
  • Couches can be placed on top of blanket pads on the truck floor, feet facing the side walls and backs facing outwards to protect the incoming items.
  • To prevent drawers from falling out, they should be loaded facing the sidewall. Rubber bands should be used to secure any loose drawers.
  • Grandfather clocks. Remove the weights from within the clock. Wrap and label pendulums. Wrap the clock with plastic or blanket pads
  • A strap should be used to secure Hide-A Beds so that the metal insert does not prop open when being transported.
  • Metal shouldn’t be loaded near furniture, as it can tear plastic wrap during transportation.
  • Wrapping mirrors and glass and placing it between the box spring and mattress is recommended.
  • Wrap wooden furniture well in plastic, paying attention to edges and sides. It is important to wrap cherry oak wood well.
  • Rugs must be rolled and taped
  • Wrap the TV and place it against a box. Then strap it. The flat screen TV should never be placed on its back or sideways.

How to load a Truck

  • To maximize space, stack your boxes high along the rear wall of the truck. The heaviest box should be placed at the bottom. Stack the boxes vertically, with the lightest and most fragile at the top.
  • Load the mattresses and boxs prings after laying a blanket pad. They should be stacked vertically. Place loose glass pieces between them (as shown above). Strap the side wall. The first layer is your box.
  • Then, place another blanket pad onto the floor. Load the couches vertically, feet facing the side wall. Remove the pillows. Strap each couch to the wall. Fill the space with pillows. You can place furniture pieces such as dressers between blanket pads.
  • Next, cover the furniture with pads or plastic and secure it to the side wall.
  • The last items to be loaded are the appliances and wardrobe boxes. They will then be the first things off the truck.

Close the back of your truck, secure the ramp and place safety pins.

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