B&W MOVING Tips for Loading a Moving Truck.

Loading a truck  is quite easy considering you pre-plan your load. Before you start carrying boxes to your truck, there are a few things you’ll need to have.

Supplies you will need:

  • Moving blankets – this is considered padding protection
  • Stretch wrap – secures the blanket
  • Mattress Covers
  • Packing tape – If you use the stretch a little amount of tape will be needed
  • Moving Straps-  Tie off each tier to keep load in place during transit.
  • Small step ladder
  • Work gloves

Designate one or two people to remain on the truck while others are carrying the items. Their job will be to stack and load everything tightly.

Begin by working into the front of the truck (where the cab is located).  You will then work you way back.

Stack items from floor to ceiling, putting heaviest items (furniture) on the bottom and lighter items on the top.

Create 2-3 tiers as you load, tie off using straps/rope, etc.

All space should be filled to avoid shifting in transit.

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Day Before Move ~Check Prep List

Day before moving day

  • Identify any extra-fragile items needing special attention. If certain items should not be packed or moved, mark them appropriately.
  • Label any items or boxes you will want first when the truck arrives at your new home (valuables, electronics, etc.).
  • If you’re doing your own packing, please make sure everything is ready to go before moving day. Be sure boxes have plenty of cushion.  Upon arrival, team lead will check to see if boxes have been properly pack. Boxes must be taped closed, movers will not move miscellaneous items (dvd,  remote, cable box, etc.). Movers are not responsible for pack by owner boxes, if damages occur.
  • If B&W Moving is packing your items, collect things you definitely want packed together, such as children’s toys and place in separate groups.
  • Furniture: Dressers/Chest of drawers, you may keep your clothes in them. However, if the furniture is a heavy type dresser, movers may request that you lighten up the load and remove items.
  • Furniture: Kitchen tables, we usually remove the legs and tape screws to table. If you have another option to keep screws, please have them handy and label. This goes for bedding, dresser mirrors, etc.
  • It will be helpful you have names for each room. When movers  perform blanket/shrink wrapping services they can pencil in name on tape.
  • Unplug all electronics,  appliances in advance of a move, so they can be a room temperature on moving day.
  • Movers will not reconnect any appliance (due to liability purposes), have tools on standby or you can borrow tools from movers.

Ila Stancil

info@bnwmove.com