Tips for Loading Your Things Into a Truck

by | May 29, 2018 | moving companies San Francisco

Most people are unaware that there is a strategy behind loading your things in a truck. This skill has been mastered by our San Francisco movers at Good Green Moving for many years, and we’re available to help you move with ease. Here are a few tips on how you can load your things into the truck while maximizing the space and ensuring safety while in transit.

  1. Start with the Large Items


Large items will ultimately consume the most space, so it’s only practical to get them loaded into the truck first. Large appliances like a refrigerator, a washing machine, or a washer should be placed in the front most of the car or at the back of the passenger seat. Once all the large and heavy items have been loaded, you can see exactly how much space you have left for the rest of your belongings.

  1. Balance the Weight on Each Side of the Truck


It is crucial that you balance the weight of all your things. This is one of the reasons why you put the large items right in the middle. This will pull all the pressure from neither side of the truck. You can lay your sofa horizontally on one side of the car and put the coffee table on the other side. If you’re worried about the furniture and appliances bumping into each other, you can wrap them in a piece of cloth or insert a cardboard box in between.

  1. Use the Lighter Boxes to Fill the Remaining Space


Another tip for maximizing the space in your truck is to stuff some of the lighter boxes next to the empty spaces in between the heavy ones. You can also put them underneath the desks or on top of the sofa. Give the San Francisco movers that you hired instructions on how to load your belongings so that nothing spills out or get damaged.

  1. Bring Your Valuable Items with You


An important decision while moving all your things to your new home is to keep all the valuable items with you at all times. This includes expensive jewelry, important documents, heirlooms, and so on. You can carry them with you if you are driving yourself to your destination.