Either ways, as the clock ticks closer to moving day, the moment of truth arrives and one must tackle D-day, one way or another. To help alleviate the pressure on how to load all the belongings into the storage truck, here are some tips that should help in acing that move:
It is perhaps the most important thing that one needs to do before moving home. Over time, people do tend to gather stuff that they never knew they'd collect in their life. The best way to tackle this core issue is by rummaging through everything and segregating it into two rough lots viz. to keep and to junk. The things that get tagged as junk can be donated to the local charity or be sent to the recyclers. Now begins the task of sorting through the stuff to keep; by clubbing them together into smaller lots based on their utility or aesthetic value. This ensures that there is a rough listing in place that should then come handy while loading up that storage truck.
It may be a wonderful initiative to reuse some leftover cardboard boxes for storage, but care must be taken to ensure that they are up for the task. House removals are physically taxing and the boxes that hold your belongings must be fit enough for the rumble and tumble of the move. Use quality double or triple walled boxes rather than the cheaper, yet flimsier, single walled type. Your belongings would thank you later. Even the smaller details, like the masking tape, tags, caution stickering, etc. they all need to be of a certain minimum quality. Else one might end up with a mislabeled box or one where the markings aren't legible anymore. This holds true for packing sundries such as bubble wrap, sponge pellets, etc. as well.
Labeling is not just slapping on some sticky paper on the sides of the box and scribbling over them, the list of contents that's more often than not, difficult to read. It means that one must be able to differentiate, at-a-glance, the things that they are going to need at different intervals. This can be achieved though the usage of multi-colored labels, signage markers and sticker positions. In the end, how one chooses to label their boxes is dictated by their own preferences.
Balancing it out:
Just because one has large boxes, does not mean that they should cram them up to the brim. The weight in the boxes should be just under what an average person can lift without straining themselves. Also, the weight in the boxes must be balanced out evenly. This means that heavy items must be packed in small boxes to prevent them from moving about while lighter items can be packed in large boxes that give them enough headroom to stay intact.
Come loading time and it now becomes a test, to see how smooth things get on to the truck. While one may have friends and family to help, it really becomes a smart move to avail the services of a qualified house removal crew. Such people are come highly trained, have years of experience behind them and usually bring along all the necessary loading gear with them. So choose wisely and happy moving to you!