How to Pack A Moving Truck

Being a part of ordinary humans’ life moving is still stressful, costly and operose process. While some are ordering full-service moving, spending thousands dollars for movers, moving truck rental, packing-unpacking services, moving reinsurance, move management, tips for moving helpers, other people are trying to move to a new house on budget and save some money on it. Moving truck rental is a godsend for any moving, even for self-manage and self-packing one. Optimum solution for truck rental is Uhaul (calculate my moving truck rental).

How much can I pack to a moving truck?

Size of moving truck you need depends on stuff quantity you have to move to your new place. Most truck rental services offer a huge variety of moving trucks. Here all size truck you can find:


Cheap solution for small local moves to neighboring area. Affordable pickup can get loaded with cargo weighing 1,897 lbs., and has dimensions equal to 7’10” x 5’2″ x 1’9″ (LxWxH). You can calculate your small move by filling this form.


It is an optimum solution for a studio apartment moving. You can load a three-seater sofa, a spring box set, two nightstands, a twin-sized mattress and still have some space for boxes. Inside Dimensions are equal to 9’6″ x 5’7″ x 4’8″ (LxWxH), maximum load – 3,880 lbs. Here you can check its price for your move.


For 1-2 bedroom apartment relocation you have to use 10ft-15ft truck. These trucks are able to fit a load up to 6,385 lbs. You can move all your furniture and appliances. You can learn your moving cost by filling this form right now.


If your moving means transportation of 3-4 bedroom apartment you’ll have to use 17ft-26ft moving truck. You can load such truck with 5,700 lbs. of you furniture, appliances and other stuff boxes. Let’s do your long distance moving calculation right now.

Packing Moving Truck Tips

Moving on a budget means self-packing and self-unpacking of your moving truck.

Here are some crucial tips on how to pack:

  • First of all you have to fill up the cab-over storage with totes and boxes. This tip will help you to save as much space as possible, and load small boxes to a safe place, where they won’t be shaked or rocked.

  • Then you better put side slats and a cross slats to a corner. Lock it in by mattress.

  • Glass and mirrors should be put in a safe sandwich between soft mattresses and headboard. This will help you to keep your fragile mirrors safe.

  • After all this stuff is loaded you still have enough space over mattress and headboard to put boxes there.

  • Then you go with larger items like dressers and appliances facing the one wall of your truck, sofa facing another. Such construction creates a bathtub effect and holds up the mattress and headboard.

In conclusion we would like to add that if you want to save money you better hire professionals. Self-packing, self-loading and self-manage moving require a lot of efforts, time and stress and still offer up risks during your move. Moving helpers has a great experience in any distance residential and corporate moving. Don’t be shy to give us a call and ask any kind of questions. We are always open to provide you with all kind of information. Calculate your long distance move right here and right now. We work harder to move you faster!