How to Pack a Moving Truck

What’s the Best Way to Pack a Moving Truck?

Are you planning to move in the near future? Are you considering doing it on your own to save money? If so, you’ll want to be sure you utilize space in your rental truck the best way possible. This blog will help outline ways to make sure you pack your belongings in your moving truck safely while maximizing space.

Choosing a Moving Truck

First, make sure you get the right size moving truck. There are tons of options for vendors and truck sizes, so be sure to talk to the company’s customer service representative to help you decide which vehicle you need. It can help to state how many rooms you’re moving and the square footage of your current abode. We recommend getting a truck that has a low and easy to use ramp. This helps both with safety and efficiency when packing the truck.

Pack Large Items First

You’ll want to start by disassembling any large furniture items such as, beds/bed frames, couches, futons, dressers etc. Once these are broken down you’ll be able to utilize the vertical space of the truck more. Start by placing items in the very back of the truck and make sure they stay tight side-to-side. Think of it like a large game of Tetris. Don’t be afraid to turn items a few different directions in order to get them to fit in the best manner.

How High Can I Pack Stuff Inside the Truck?

You should try and utilize the vertical space of your truck as much as possible. This is a delicate balance however. Never throw items on top or slide things up that aren’t stabilized somehow. This could cause items to shift around and break, or even fall on someone when unpacking. If you are able to have large items as a base inside the truck, then strategically place things like boxes on top that are in a tight row. We also recommend fastening them with a ratchet strap every couple of rows. Though this can be tedious, it can double the space of your moving truck and potentially allow you to rent a smaller vehicle to save some money.


We hope you find these tips helpful! As always if you have questions on this blog or any moving services, feel free to give us at Homegrown Moving and Storage Company a call! We offer free moving quotes across the state of Colorado.


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