Packing The Truck for Your Move

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When you’re getting ready to move to a new home, or move some things from your house to a self-storage unit, it’s important to know how things are going to get from point A to point B. Will you hire a moving company? Will you rent your own truck? Will you ask a friend with a pickup to help you move everything? Whatever the case may be, it’s imperative that you pack the truck, van, or pickup properly for transport. However, the one thing you must always remember is that the first things you put into the truck will be the last things out when you get to your new house, apartment, or storage unit.

At EZ Storage® in Detroit, we can help you find the ideal self-storage solution for your belongings. We can even provide a free* move-in truck for local use! In this post, we’ll take a look at how you can pack and load the truck so that unpacking and unloading are much easier.

Heavier Items First?

dreamstime_xxl_3664315If you’re handling your move yourself, then you might think it’s best to carry all the heavy items like bed frames, couches, and dressers out first. While this can work, if you put them in the truck first, they’ll be the last things out when you reach your destination. You probably don’t want a mattress or a couch at the front of your storage unit, and if the space is already filled with boxes, then that’s the only place those heavy items can go. Putting them in the middle of the truck can help keep the weight balanced, and you can then put them into the middle area of your storage space.

Which Boxes Go Last?

When thinking about packing your truck backwards, so that the last things in are the first things out, it’s important to know what you want to go last. The boxes that are full of things you don’t use anymore, or that hold items you plan to store for a long, are a prime candidate to go into the truck last. When you get to your self-storage unit, they’ll be the first things out, which means you can put them in the back corner of the unit. You can stack other boxes around them, and you won’t have to worry about accessing them, since your plan is to store them for a long period of time.

Make a Plan

dreamstime_xxl_25856079By having a plan of what will go in the truck first, you’ll be able to unload things more quickly, since everything is in the order you want it to be. There may be a few odd things that you’ll have to set aside until you can find the perfect place for it in the storage unit, but overall, you can get in, unload, and get home. If you’re moving into a new residence, then organizing the truck by rooms can make unloading go much faster. For example, if the master bedroom is at the back of the house, then put the boxes for that room in last, so they’re the first things you unload. This can help you work from the back of the house towards the front, which means less time carrying things as moving day proceeds.

At EZ Storage®, we want to help you find the perfect self-storage unit. If you’re worrying about how you’ll get things to your storage space, then be sure to ask about our moving truck. If you’re not sure how you’ll pack the truck, then we hope this blog post has been helpful.

We look forward to seeing you soon!


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