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Tips for Packing Your Moving Truck Efficiently

Are you moving? With some pre-planning, you can make the moving process easier and less stressful, while ensuring the safety of your items. If you are moving some of your items into a self-storage facility, read this article for tips on packing efficiently, or visit to reserve a truck move today. 

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Pack Your Items Smartly

Protect your items by packing them in moving-grade boxes, which stack much easier than grocery store boxes. Label every box with the contents and the destination room, for instance; Furniture, Mirrors, Large Pictures, Tables other Fragile Items should be secured with plastic wrap and padding. For a full array of boxes and packing supplies visit for a facility near you.  Disassemble all furniture, removing the hardware and placing it in a sealable bag. Remove the cushions off couches and wrap them for their protection. If you are loading appliances, drain the water out of them 48 hours before loading, as excess water could attract rats.

Prepare to Load Properly

Before you put items in the truck or on the trailer, lay a tarp or plastic wrap on the floor of the truck to protect your items from dust and dirt. There should be two people in the moving truck responsible for loading, and a few people to help carry items to the truck.

Load the Truck or Trailer Strategically

Pack items tightly and fill all empty space to prevent shifting during transit. Load the heaviest appliances and furniture first, making sure to push the items against the wall to ensure an even weight distribution throughout the moving truck. Next, put the heaviest and largest boxes on top of the appliances and furniture. Pack wrapped mirrors and picture frames in between mattresses and other soft items. Once desks, dressers, and cabinets have been placed on the truck or trailer, put the drawers back inside and apply adhesive plastic wrap. Fill void areas with rolled up bags of linens, couch cushions, rugs etc.

At POUCH Self Storage & RV of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties, our number one goal is to make your moving and storing experience “As easy as it Should Be”. With our “We Move You Free” program, with your movers we will pick up your goods and transport them to your POUCH Self Storage location. Call us at (888) 258-9626 or visit us at to see what services POUCH Self Storage offers.