1. Be SafeMake sure that your ramp is engaged, dry, and free of debris. If it’s raining, be sure to dry the ramp periodically. Taking the time to prepare the ramp and surrounding area prior to moving your belongings can save you from damage and injury. First and foremost, be safe!
2. Distribute WeightIt’s easy to be tempted to throw your things into the truck quickly in order to expedite the moving process. However, to avoid shifting of furniture and damage to your boxes, be sure to distribute your furniture evenly throughout the truck, both from front to back and from side to side.
3. Protect Your Stuff
If your furniture and boxes aren’t loaded tightly into the truck, be sure to independently strap your valuables down in order to protect against load shifting. In addition, use some old blankets to drape over exposed surfaces. Most of the damage incurred during a move is due to furniture pieces rubbing slightly against each other.
Renting a moving truck will pay dividends in both convenience and cost, and can save you significant time and hassle when moving. Remember these tips and you’ll be sure to get your belongings moved with no issues. If you’re not sure where to start, contact Empire Rent A Car at (800) 750-8782 and let the professionals put you in the right truck. You can also make a reservation online anytime.