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Tips for Loading & Unloading Your Moving Truck or Trailer

Placing items correctly inside your truck or trailer will make the ride smoother and unloading a whole lot easier. Here are a few suggestions for loading and unloading your items for storage…

  • Load the heaviest items strategically to help keep the truck/trailer stable on the road. It’s a good idea to store items you’ll use most at the front of the storage unit where you can get them easily. Make sure to rent the right size truck for your journey.
  • Load the truck a quarter at a time, packing it tightly from the floor to ceiling. Secure each quarter with rope tied to the tie-down rings.
  • Place bureaus, large china cabinets, sofas, refrigerators, and other heavy appliances against the front wall of the truck. Use protective covers on sofas and mattresses. Then load chairs, tables, bookcases and light items towards the back.
  • Stand large, flat items like mirrors, mattresses, box springs and tabletops upright against the truck walls and tie them securely.
  • Wrap mirrors and pictures with protective pads or use a special mirror carton and store them on end. Make sure you have all of the right packing materials in advance.
  • Stack lighter boxes on top of bigger, heavier ones.
  • Carry valuable papers and fragile items with you so they are not lost or damaged.


At Climate Control we have a COMPLEMENTARY TRAILER for your use when MOVING IN to our storage units. Just call or stop by and ask at the front desk for details.

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