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Most people don't realize there is a preferable way to load a rental truck when moving household items. To ensure a safer, easier, and quicker move, load your heaviest possessions in an “I formation.”
Use tie-downs to help prevent your heaviest items from shifting. It's also important to evenly balance the weight of your items on the truck bed.
It’s a good idea to keep small, valuable items with you in the cab, along with anything else you might need to quickly grab during your move.
Starting with the top of the “I formation," place the heaviest objects — like your refrigerator and washer —in the front of the box truck.
Desks and dining room tables can go in the middle with heavy boxes underneath if there is enough clearance.
Place mattresses, box springs, and other large cushions along the left side of the box truck.
Sofas and couches can go on the right side of the truck, opposite your mattress and box spring.
Place additional heavy boxes in the center of the back of the truck in order to complete the “I formation."
Lastly, you can place your smaller boxes and miscellaneous items behind and around your heavy boxes once you’ve completed the “I formation.”
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