Believe it or not, there are ways to pack a moving van that are more efficient and safe than others. Professional movers have learned the art of efficiently packing a moving van for a long-distance relocation and taking advantage of every square inch of available space.
Continue reading to learn how our long-distance movers in Florida pack our vehicles to ensure our relocation goes off without a hitch.
Prepare For Your Movers: Organize Early
When you know you are moving, it is time to start organizing your home. Start by removing any trash, broken items, and anything you no longer want that can be donated. Then, ensure everything is in its proper room before packing. Organizing this way reduces the amount of things you need to pack and move, and keeps things in order for your movers.
Once you know how many boxes you will have, mark off a space in your home about the same size as the moving van you intend to rent. Start stacking boxes in the space playing around with the layout. This can help give you an idea of how much space you have and if it will all fit in the size van you intend to use.
Pack Heavy Items First
Packing the heavier items into the moving van is always best. This includes large pieces of furniture, such as fridges, freezers, ovens, etc. After getting the things in the truck, we check to ensure they are evenly balanced across the van’s width, are upright, and are completely secure.
Use Enough Padding
It is best to use enough padding to protect furniture and appliances. We protect all items made from wood, glass, or other vulnerable material with bubble wrap, thick padding, or a secured tarp.
Longer items and items that may have an awkward shape follow into the van. The best thing to do is find a place along the heavy items or sidewalls of the van. Once in place, we secure the items, allowing for room and a base to pack around the long, odd-shaped items.
After you have heavy furniture and appliances and any long or awkwardly shaped items in the van, the next group of things to pack is heavy boxes. We place the heavy boxes on whatever floor space of the truck you have left. This will keep the heavier items on the bottom of the van and reduce the chances of other boxes becoming crushed.
If you have furniture that can be easily disassembled, take it apart. Disassembling furniture can save valuable space in the moving van. We can also pack furniture pieces into odd empty spaces in the truck, ensuring all empty spaces are filled.
Hire Moving Professionals to Help with Your Long-Distance Move
If you are planning a long-distance move, consider hiring a company specializing in moving services in Gainesville, FL. Our moving professionals at Hughes Relocation Services can help with all your moving needs. Let us give you peace of mind knowing your long-distance move is handled. Call our office today at (215) 345-0234 to speak with a moving specialist and book your upcoming move with us.