How to Properly Load a Moving Truck

It’s not an easy thing to load a moving truck. That’s why we have prepared some tips and tricks for you in order to help you out and prepare you for your upcoming relocation. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t know how to do it. There is a whole profession dedicated to just that! But you are here to learn so, read on!

What goes first inside a moving truck?

When you are packing your household items you should start with the smallest and breakables first. Then work your way up. When it comes to loading a truck it’s the other way around. You want your furniture and other big and heavy items first in. They should be on the walls inside the truck. Make sure to secure them as well as you can. Boxes come later. The organization is the key here.

A couple packing for a move
Big and heavy items first, boxes later!

Some things can not go in a moving truck

Here is a list of all the items that are not allowed inside a moving truck. To load a moving truck you need to know this of course.

  1. Ammonia
  2. Batteries
  3. Bleach
  4. Fireworks
  5. Gasoline
  6. Kerosene
  7. Lighter Fluids
  8. Motor Oil
  9. Matches

If any of these are on your list – drop them. You can’t load them for safety reasons.

Labor Only Services

The best and easiest way to load a moving truck is to hire professionals. If you already have the truck and you don’t need the full moving service you can simply hire labor-only services. The way they work is by renting professional manpower (movers). They come to your address, help you out with packing, or simply with heavy lifting and loading a truck. You can ask your friends to do it too but it won’t be the same since they are not really trained. The worst part about friends helping you is that you are risking potential back injuries. Most of us don’t know how to properly heavy-lift since we didn’t have the training for it but movers have and that’s why it’s best to leave the heavy lifting to them.

professional movers
Movers can help you do this in no time.

Moving day

This is the day when you (or movers) will be doing the loading. It’s important to be relaxed and well-rested. That way you can focus on the manual labor that’s in front of you. If you are tired and sleepy accidents can occur and that’s something you want to avoid at all costs. We strongly believe that asking for help from professionals is the way to go, but if you are sure you want to do it make sure to watch online some videos on heavy lifting and while you are at it look for some, where you can see in the video how to load a moving truck it might be helpful to get a visual.

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