Before the truck arrives you need to plan and prepare for the move. The following is list of tips that should make your move a successful one.
1. Name someone the Truck Supervisor. Fitting your whole house into one truck means space is tight. In order to utilize each small space it is a good idea to have someone plan out where and how everything will go in the truck. Once you have a plan call a quick meeting to share the general plan and then be very available as the moving begins.
2. Have a plan. How big is that couch? Can the mirrors travel between the mattresses? Do we have plenty of blankets and sheets to keep furniture from rubbing against each other? Do you have boxes all pre loaded and labeled? Are there enough volunteers on hand to make the job doable in one day?
3. Have you ever played that game where you have to fit the different shaped boxes into each row so that each little space is filled? Loading the truck will be much like playing this game. You will want to fill all spaces with something. In fact your Truck Supervisor will be a huge asset at this time to make sure space is used wisely.
4. Tying down the load is important. Remember that as you fill it will become tougher to get into the depth of the truck. Heavy items should be toward the bottom and try to fill all space so things cannot shift as you drive. Plan for the roughest trip so that your belongings will make it to your new home still in one piece.
While moving can be a stressful time, it can also be one of the most exciting times for families. With a game plan for a successful move you will find it isn’t so bad and that soon you can put your feet up at your new home.