Get an early start if you can. Park the truck as close as possible to the most appropriate door. Some general tips:

  • Make a list of each item and box as you load it on the truck.
  • Number the boxes with a broad-tip marker.
  • Wear heavy gloves for the bigger items.
  • Pace yourself.
  • Share the load. Don't let one person lift or carry any item which really requires two strong backs.


Please refer to loading the truck on the Boxing Lessons page for more helpful information.

Finally, check your home. Make sure that the water is off, that all remaining appliances are off and that you haven't left anything behind. Check the storage shed, basement and attic. Then lock all doors and windows and you're on your way.