How to pack a Removalists truck

Last Updated on June 1, 2023 by Vlad Stoikovich

There’s lots of different ways to pack a truck but this article will give you a general overview of the best way to protect your furniture. If you’re not sure wether to do it yourself or hire movers this guide should give you an idea of the kind of day you’re in for. So get ready, because in a few short paragraphs you’ll know how to pack a removalists truck!

IMG_0030 copyStart with Boxes and Square furniture

Start by taking all boxes, bedside tables and other square furniture on the back wall. What you are trying to do is build a wall and move forward. As you can see in the photo on the left making walls from boxes is easy, the hard part is smaller and more oddly shaped items. they will need to be packed into small gaps in the wall you’re making. Things like pillows and bags of clothes are great gap fillers. The tighter the pack the better as this means things will shift less on the drive. Once you’ve built as many walls as you can its time to block it all of with the beds. Keep in mind that if the wall shifts during transport because it was not packed tight theres a good chance you’ll damage the goods you’re trying to transport.

Grab the mattress

You can use mattress and bases to hold back the walls of boxes you just made. In-between mattresses you can store glass and artwork. Storing glass and artwork this way means that you are less likely to accidentally break it while packing the rest of the truck, just be sure not to forget its there. Mattresses should be placed on a blanket and not on the ground as while you are driving there will be some movement and you don’t want to rip or tear the mattress. Once you’ve tied the mattress and art off its time for the couches.

 Couches and armchairs

Couches do not stack well they generally won’t sit flush and leave awkward sized gaps. You want to get the feet of the couch into the wall with its back to the mattress. Alternatively if the couch is too tall to stand, place the knees of the couch into the wall. This is where the load starts to become more difficult. You either want to stack dining chairs in or around the couch or basically anything without too much weight. Dining chairs should be wrapped individually in blankets to protect them. Once you’ve got all couches and armchairs its time to get the dining table in.

How to pack a removalists truck          The dining table

First check the legs of the dining table to make sure that when the truck is moving the legs don’t snap. If the table doest feel that strong you’ll have to tie it off with is back to the wall. This can lose you space inside the legs as you don’t want anything too heavy in there that might snap the legs off. Dining chairs or linen bags can be great to fill that gap.

         White goods

The least fun part of any move is the white goods. They mark easily and are expensive to repair or replace. They should be the last on and the first off at the other end. Tied to the back wall of the truck wrapped in two blankets. Next to the fridge i will generally have a washing machine. if there is enough space, you can put the drying next to the washer but they will transport ok stacked on top of each other so long as they have adequate protection.

So hopefully this article gave you a better idea of how to pack a removalists truck and make you move day a little smoother! If you want to be even more ready have a quick read of this article to save you time!

Packing a Removalists truck

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If the truck is secure and weatherproof, and it can be stored in a safe place, you could load it the day before. However, remember that items might be at risk of theft or damage overnight.

Having a dolly or hand truck can be very helpful for moving heavy items. You’ll also need straps or ropes to secure items, and blankets or padding to protect furniture and other large items.

You can use moving blankets and straps to secure items in place. Also, packing the truck tightly with no gaps will help prevent items from shifting.

You can stack items to the ceiling of the truck, but make sure the stack is stable. Heavier items should be at the bottom, and nothing should be loaded higher than it is safe.

Large furniture and appliances should be loaded first, before anything else. They should be placed against the walls of the truck to maximize space and to keep them secure during transport.

Yes, fragile items should be packed separately in clearly marked boxes, and loaded near the top of your load or in any available spaces after the bulk of the loading is done. Never place heavy items on top of boxes containing fragile items.

Items that can’t be boxed, like furniture or bikes, should be wrapped in moving blankets or bubble wrap for protection. These can be loaded into the truck and secured with straps.

Load the items you’ll need first at your new home last, so they’re the first things off the truck. This might include a box of essentials like toiletries, changes of clothes, and basic cooking utensils.

The best way to load a truck is to put the heaviest items at the back of the truck, near the cab. This helps to keep the truck balanced. Then fill in the rest of the space with lighter items.

First, gather all your packed boxes and dismantled furniture in one place so you can see everything that needs to go into the truck. Make sure larger and heavier items are ready to be loaded first.

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