Loading Your Rental Truck
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Assuming you have already rented a truck with an interior square box. If you rented a truck with a shelf area, cab over in the front then it shouldn’t be a big deal to stuff it full with misc. items such as overstuffed chairs, ottomans, electronics, etc. The idea is to make a flat even area to work with so fill it up. We recommend from the floor up, you begin with your sofas and love seats. Place them standing up tall in the corners with the feet to the outside walls and the backs of the sofas touching the front wall this will give you another area to fill but it will be worth it. Please read on.
You may use a chest of drawers, or you can place a couple of nightstands, wardrobes, or even a big screen TV to place between them just don’t let it stick out further than the sofas. You want to build a flat surface again. It’s called building a tier.
You can use all of your stuffy items in between to finish filling it up. For example, bags of clothes, light boxes, duffle bags, rolled up rugs, etc. Once that is pretty full you will need to use your largest mattress and box springs to lock the load and make it a flat tier again. Now you need a base or tall items such as bookcases, armories, etc. Here is where you need to make sure whatever tier you are working on will need to be pretty close to the same size. You really can’t stack a lot on top of tall bookcases so they get their own tier. You may fill bookcases with small book boxes or more stuffy items. You will really need to get creative here so you can utilize all of your space.
Now you are working on building your next tier. You can use a dresser or chest of drawers for the base. Now you can stack boxes on them. You can use items such as office chairs or kitchen chairs to top off that tier. Nightstands are typically the same depth and can be used for the base in the same tier. You may also stand dressers up on end but be sure to lay a pad, blanket or cardboard under it to protect the finish.
You will be building tiers all the way to the end of the truck but somewhere along with the load, you will need to start tapering the tier down if you are not filling it to maximum capacity. You will want to load any appliances last such as washing machines, water coolers, refrigerators, etc. You will also want to use a pad, blanket or anything that will soak up water. your appliances will tend to leak a bit of water and you will not want that soaking into other furniture or boxes.
It is recommended to disassemble kitchen tables, bed frames, two-piece hutches should never be stacked back on each other unless you know what you are doing and know the consequences that could happen if not properly protected. Any large glass tops should stand up no matter what and can be placed between the mattress and box spring for extra protection.
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