Tips on how to maximize space when packing for a relocation


Moving house is never easy. But you can reduce the chances of things going wrong by having a comprehensive plan ahead of time. Planning will save you a lot of stress, especially when it comes to locating everything that you need for the move.

One of the biggest constraints when relocating is space. Most people don’t realize how much stuff they actually own until they decide to move. Fitting everything you own into the truck can be quite challenging.

Here are some creative tips on how you can maximize space when packing for a relocation:

Large items first

Loading all your large items first helps ensure that you have enough room for them. It’s always easier to find room for boxes after all your large items are already loaded. At the same time, you don’t want to be placing large items on top of boxes that have things that can easily break.

Disassemble tables before loading

Tables can take up a lot of space if left intact. The best way to condense them is to take them apart first, then load them in pieces. In fact, if you set the table against the wall, it will take virtually no space. If the tables are impossible to take apart, you can still save space by storing boxes underneath them

Use packing straps

In order to maximize the space in the truck, you have to load it from the floor to the ceiling. Packing straps will help the items together and at the same time ensure that breakable items are held safely and securely.

Use the space on bookshelves

The spaces on bookshelves can be a great place to store smaller boxes. By placing boxes on these spaces, you are taking full advantage of a space that would otherwise be holding nothing while the boxes would be taking up space elsewhere in the truck.

Vacuum storage bags

Clothes and beddings can take up a lot of space. By packing them in vacuum bags, you can fit so much into a condensed space. The great thing about these bags is that they not only shrink large items but they can also fit into tighter spaces.

Distribute the load evenly

At the end of the day, you still want to be able to control the truck once you hit the road. You can only achieve this by making sure that you distribute the weight evenly in the available space. The heaviest items should be on the walls so that it becomes easier to fit all the other items in the middle.

In summary;

When relocating, the aim is always to make sure that your belongings arrive at the new place intact. These tips should ensure that you maximize the available space while also protecting your prized belongings.


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