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PRE-PACKING A MOVING TRUCK

Wouldn't it be nice if packing for a move was as easy as renting a truck and tossing armfuls of clothing, dishes and furniture in the back? Sadly, we all know how that would turn out. So we turned to our partner Budget Truck, the experts in packing and moving, for advice. Their pre-packing tips will maximize space, minimize damage and increase efficiency.
IF YOU LOVE IT PUT A LABEL ON IT
Label everything, including what the item is, what the box contains, who the contents belong to, and what location/room it will be going to. This saves time and confusion later and dramatically speeds up the unpacking process.
ARE YOUR BOXES WORTH THEIR WEIGHT?
Pack everything possible in sturdy moving-grade boxes as these hold their form and are made to easily stack together for your convenience and maximize space efficiency in trucks. All Extra Space Storage locations and most local Budget Truck dealers have boxes, tape and other supplies to make your move easier.
YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH PADDING
When packing items into boxes, make sure to use ample padding, plastic wrap, and tape to reduce the possibility of breakage or damage.
BUBBLEWRAP...CHECK
If items are not able to fit in boxes, make sure they are wrapped and secured properly.
DON'T LOSE YOUR SCREWS
Before loading larger items such as furniture, make sure products are disassembled (if possible) and different pieces are loaded in similar areas. Tape any screws/bolts to wrapping of items or designate a special box for small hardware pieces. Also, make sure each individual piece is clearly labeled as to what it is and the furniture it belongs to.
LIFT WITH YOUR LEGS...OR A DOLLY
Be sure to rent or buy a hand truck or dolly to enable easier moving of heavier items and cut down physical stress on people.
Now you're all boxed up and ready to go. Not so fast.
Check out Budget Truck's Guide to Packing a Moving Truck.

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