How to Maximize Space in Your Moving Truck

April 18, 2017, 8:00

One of the hardest thing for movers is figuring out how to fit everything they own into the small space that is the back of a moving truck. At Marcus/Allard Truck Rental, we understand the dilemma. Here are a few tips to help you maximize space in your moving truck and make your move as simple as possible:

Get Rid of Things You No Longer Use or Need

One mistake that many movers make is trying to take everything they own from their old place to their new. While we understand the desire to hold onto your stuff, a move is a great opportunity to get rid of those items that you no longer use or need.

As you prepare to move, start going through everything you own and make a few different piles: one for keeping, one for tossing, and one for donating or selling. As you sort, really think about each item. When was the last time you used it? Does it bring you joy? Do you need it at your new place? Is having 30 pens and five notebooks really necessary?

By getting rid of a few things now, your move will go much easier.

Use Stackable Boxes

Another tip for maximizing room in your moving truck is to use stackable boxes; open baskets, boxes, or bags aren’t great for moving, as they only allow for one layer’s worth of space. You can purchase stackable boxes from most moving and storage companies, or you can often find free boxes from grocery, liquor, and electronic stores. Make sure that each box is sealed and reinforced with packing tape to ensure nothing breaks through, and always use heavier boxes to form your base layer when stacking.

Take a Minute to Plan

Say you have 15 boxes, a mattress, a kitchen table, a dresser, a bike, and a couch to fit within a moving truck. Rather than just putting everything in in random order, take a minute to plan. Can the couch be turned on its side to maximize space? Can items be stacked on top of the dresser? Do you need to take a apart the table to make more room?

Contact Marcus-Allard Truck Rental for Easy Truck Rental Services Today

When you’re in the middle of a move, you have a lot on your plate. The last thing you want to have to worry about is an issue with your moving truck company. At Marcus/Allard Truck Rental, we have a number of vehicles to choose from, offer great prices and rental periods, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. To learn more, contact us at 219-838-0200, or write us a message using our online form.