In every self-move there is a few issues to be tackled and one of them is loading your moving vehicle, whether it is a truck, van or trailer. There are some rules that apply to all of them. Knowing how to perform this task is a great way to minimize the risk for your inventory to be damaged while on route. Besides this valuable information, you will also learn a few valuable tips on optimizing your loading and making it more efficient. So, here’s the valuable advice on moving that you’ve been looking for.
Loading is an easier task when it comes to small loads but not so much if you are moving a large house or apartment. If you are looking for help for a larger move, Woody and Sons provides residential moving services for all types of houses, apartments, and condos.
Loading a moving trailer or other moving vehicle starts with having an organized plan. Everything should be in your bags, boxes and furniture and should be placed in a stable spot. If you have drawers, cupboards, and other shelves with contents inside, it should not rattle or move in any way. Otherwise it could destabilize the item and break, or even cause damages to the furniture it is within. A lot of times, this becomes common during office or business moving. People will decide to leave contents inside cabinets and drawers. Woody and Sons offers expedient business moving services for any type of business. Do not ignore this part of the moving process because it is a crucial one and it needs enough attention. Take some time to pack well, if you need to you could even set a specific area in your home for packing. You can use an emptied room or a corner of your living room. Put all the packing supplies there such as tape, boxes, bubble wrap, etc. for your own convenience.
Another important part of moving is making sure everything is being sealed well and securely before being packed. No doors and drawers should be likely to open while the vehicle is moving on the road. Most of the time in long distance moving, items tend to shift and slide. Woody and Sons can handle any time of long distance moving. They have performed moving services all the way from Tampa, Florida to all the way across the country. Another good tip is to use tape and ropes wherever necessary. Pay special attention to furniture that has removable items like drawers or doors, which can open during the moving process.
Loading a moving van, truck or trailer well consists of distributing the weight properly among the vehicle. When it comes to trailers, 60% of the weight should be more towards the front and 40% towards the back where the doors are. This is due to keeping weight down on the hitch, which has to do with safety for yourself, your vehicle, and others on the road. However, the load distribution within a truck or van could be a bit more complicated than that so when renting your moving transport, consult the company that is providing the vehicle. If you have already rented a vehicle and need some labor only services, Woody and Sons can provide experienced movers that can help carry, pack, and explain how to spread the weight around the vehicle.
Another reminder is to place items in the truck or trailer that you won’t need until last, since they will be very challenging to get to. Last to go in the moving vehicle are things you will need immediately after it arrives; that could be a bed and sheets for it, a few sets of clothes, some kitchen items, and other necessary items depending on your needs and preferences. Heaviest and strongest items are to be loaded in first at the bottom of the vehicle. More gentle and fragile items like china, chandeliers, and crystal is to be loaded on top of all of these things in order to be best protected during the trip.
Whether you’re loading a moving truck, van or trailer, the load within it should be well secured and it should not be able to shift while you are driving the vehicle. Trucks give the opportunity to tie boxes and furniture with ropes to its walls. Check the connections well before you depart. If at any point you feel the weight balance within the vehicle has changed while you’re on the road, pull over as soon as you can to check on it and do some rearrangements if necessary. Heavy vehicles on the road could be dangerous not only for the people within them but also for others on the road so paying extra attention is a must.
Any hesitation on your behalf as to what to do and how to act, especially if you don’t have such experience, the time, or you just don’t want to handle the moving process can easily be fixed. Woody and Sons can take over any move, with years of experience in residential, long distance, and business moving services, hiring movers is a great way to relieve the stresses and impatience of moving. There is no need for you to sweat on this one when there are experts ready to do it for you professionally and in virtually no time.