What's the Most Efficient Way to Load a Truck for a Move?

Categories: Household Moves
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When moving, put the heaviest and bulkiest items into the truck first – appliances, large pieces of furniture, mattresses. Use dollies and ramps as much as possible to help prevent injuries, and ask for help with big items. After the large items are in, the first boxes to be loaded should be the heaviest ones, particularly book boxes. Wardrobe cartons – boxes with a bar inside, like a cardboard closet – are particularly useful for transporting clothes, but don't overload them. The bottoms aren’t meant to hold heavy items, in addition to the clothes. Remove drawers from desks and bureaus before loading. After the item is in the truck, put the drawers back and secure them with cords to keep them from moving during transit. Try to maintain a consistent load height from front to back to minimize shifting of objects during your move.