Moving can be a real pain, especially if you’re moving things that can potentially be broken. While there’s no easy way to guarantee everything will be 100% okay, there are certainly better ways to pack that will keep the vehicle balanced and prevent things from falling over. Here’s a list on how to pack your storage boxes so they don’t get damaged.
-Put the heaviest things in the vehicle first. That way, they will help the truck stabilized, preventing it from getting top-heavy if it’s a larger vehicle, and will also make sure the boxes don’t fall over and damage something. This will serve as the center of gravity for the vehicle while you’re driving.
-Next, put any heavy furniture you’re bringing along the sides of the vehicle. This will help give them more leverage to prevent them from tipping over. Put smaller furniture next to them. Ideally, you don’t want them to have any room to move whatsoever – a stable collection of furniture is one that won’t be broken when you get to your new place.
-Load the vehicle a quarter at a time, making sure everything is super sturdy and will not move at all. You may want to consider tying each quarter down to keep it from moving – this may not be necessary, but if you’re going a long distance, or expect the roads to be rough, it’s a good idea.
-Don’t put anything important, like papers or sentimental valuables, in with everything else. If you can help it, you may want to carry them separately, to make sure they don’t get torn or damaged.
The basic idea of moving is to keep anything from moving until you get it back out again. Pack those storage bins tightly together, and this shouldn’t be a problem. Oh, and do yourself a favor and drive a little more careful than usual!