Lifting - Consider using a dolly or two when moving heavy items. Appliance dollies and 4-wheel dollies can greatly reduce the strain on your back. When picking up boxes and furniture, remember to lift with your legs and not your back. Don't hesitate to ask for help on heavier items. The idea is to have everything reach the destination in good condition, including you and or your fellow moving partners
Carton Capacity - We have found that the following box sizes are safe for the indicated capacities listed below: Box Size Weigh Capacity Ideal Items
|Box Size||Weigh Capacity||Ideal Items|
|1.5 Cu. Ft.||50 70 lbs.||(books, records, cd's)|
|3.0 Cu. Ft.||35 50 lbs.||(linens, clothing, etc.)|
|4.5 Cu. Ft.||10 25 lbs.||(pillows, games)|
|5.2 Cu. Ft.||75 100 lbs.||(breakables, dishes, lamps) dishpacks|
|6.0 Cu. Ft.||10 15 lbs.||(pillows, comforters, etc.)|
Loading Your Truck
When loading your truck or trailer your primary goals are to maximize your space and minimize shifting within the vehicle while in transit. Plan on building a series of walls and tiers within your truck or trailer. As you build inside, keep the following in mind:
* Heavy Items belong on the bottom of each tier, while light items or fragile boxes belong on the top.
* Load furniture in the beginning of the loading process, and place tables and sofas on end instead of upright.
* Fill all spaces in each tier with smaller items such as boxes, toys and chairs.
* Use Padding: Be generous when padding fragile items. Remember, do not use tape on finished surfaces because you can ruin the finish.