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When talking about moving people mostly pay attention to clearing the house of possessions, cleaning, and packing. Often times loading and transport is something professional movers do for you, but what if you need to do it yourself? There are some preferable rules about how to load a moving van, a trailer, or a truck. Without knowing those rules you risk to make more damage than good. When loading a truck the proper way you are saving yourself the trouble of damaging goods and injuring yourself and others. There is a way to optimize your loading space, position your items for better weight and size distribution, and to secure it so no damage comes while on a road.
How to load a moving van
You can separate your van loading job into five phases:
- Planning and providing supplies
- Disassembling and packing
- Loading – size and weight matters
- Securing your possessions for a road
- Consider alternatives
Planning and providing supplies
Make a list of your possessions and calculate if you will have enough space to move them with a van. The chances are that you might need to rent a bigger one to place all your items and it’s better to figure that early in the process. The next thing you need is a considerable amount of packing supplies to pack everything. Not only supplies but some specialized equipment as well. Supplies you will need includes anything from boxes, packing tapes, plastic wraps, package fillers, label markers, to even as simple as scissors. From the equipment, there are dollies, sliders, lifters, moving blankets, different kinds of straps and ratchets, even a loading ramp. Don’t forget that you can’t load your furniture alone, so don’t hesitate to ask your family members and friends to come and give you a hand. Lifting heavy stuff by yourself can result in some serious injuries.
Don’t hesitate to ask for help when packing. Alt.tag: Cardboard boxes for packing
Disassembling and packing
While packing every single box, bag, cart, and other packages should be packed tight, firm, and should be stable if possible. You don’t want your possessions to jump freely in the van on the bumpy parts of the road. Fragile items demand additional attention and should be treated carefully, so take your time when packing. As for the large furniture, they are usually heavy by default and really difficult to navigate around. Start disassembling as many furniture parts as possible. Of course, do not try to separate things that have a firm connection so they don’t break. But, any attachable part should be removed and packed away. Also, according to Moving Kings NC, any doors and drawers on your furniture should be prevented from opening while loading and while on the road. For that matter use tapes and ropes wherever you can.
Loading – Size and weight matters
When it comes to loading itself it’s all about properly distributing the weight. Largest and …