Once you have your packing boxes stacked evenly, it’s time to start loading your heavy furniture on board. To avoid wasting space, it’s important to carefully prepare these items for transport with the use of moving pads and packing straps.
First, place a moving pad across the area where you will be laying your furniture. As you load each item on board, cover it with another moving pad and use packing straps to secure its place.
Large tables – as a general rule, if an item can be disassembled, it’s best to do so before packing it onto the truck. This will not only save you space, but will also help to prevent any damage during transit. Simply set the table top on its side, flat against the side of the truck, with any chairs stacked securely nearby.
Bedframes – continuing with the same method, disassemble the frame and load the headboard upright against the wall.
Mattresses – load mattresses on board and store vertically against the remaining wall space inside the truck, stacking them side by side. The space between each mattress is ideal for delicate paintings, mirrors and flat screen televisions.
Sofas – similar to mattresses, pack your sofas vertically against the wall to avoid taking up floor space. Use cushions to fill any gaps left by other items to avoid unwanted movement during transport.
Bookcases – remove all books, secure all doors with packing tape and carefully load onto the truck to be stored upright.