The Myers Team Courtesy Truck is on the road! You’re probably psyched about your new home, but maybe feeling a little overwhelmed about the moving aspect. No problem! We have a few tips to show you how to pack a moving van so your possessions arrive safely.
If you’re a home buyer and work with The Myers Team at RE/MAX Realty Services, you get the benefit of being able to use their moving van to move to your new home. They offer free rental for local service whether you’re moving to Maryland, DC or Virginia.
We find a lot of first time home buyers take full advantage of this perk, but it’s also great for homeowners who are moving that last pile of items, or taking a few pieces to their new vacation home. It takes the stress and expense out of renting from a moving company.
The 14’ foot cutaway cargo van is just the right size to move 1-2 bedroom home of furnishings and possessions. And, even after you pack the moving van, these tips make it easy to drive.
So, pull your packing list together! We have some truck packing tips to keep in mind for a safe and relaxed move.
Moving Truck Packing Tips
Do you know there is a correct way to load a moving van? According to Penske Truck Rental, they recommend packing the truck in an “I formation”. It is safer and easier to balance the weight of the heaviest items behind the cab, down the center and then at the end of the truck bed…like an uppercase letter I.
Start by packing your valuables in the cab of the truck along with any important papers or items you may need quickly during the move. That might include phone numbers and contracts for the new home, keys or an overnight bag.
Next, put the heaviest objects behind the cab of the truck. That might be appliances or large pieces of furniture.
Down the center of the truck, place large heavy furniture, like desks and dining room tables. Boxes of books or other heavy items can go under the table in the middle.
Place your mattress and box spring on one side of the truck, and sofas along the other side to balance out the weight.
Complete the “I” formation with heavy boxes along the back of the truck.
Lastly, place smaller items that are lighter or smaller in the truck. Clothing and bedding can be tucked around the larger items to make sure they are snug for the drive to your new home.
These numbers are approximate.
- Interior dimensions of approximately 91” wide x 141” deep
- Up to 725 cu. ft. of loading space
- Door opening is 77” high x 87” wide
- Loading is less than 3’ off the ground
Need a little extra help? Click below for an 8 week moving checklist that will help you stay organized and make sure you don’t forget anything.
Best of luck with your move!