Professional Removalist Explains In Photos The Best Way To Pack Furniture

Everyone loves moving house! OK, that’s a lie. Moving is one of life’s more annoying experiences and there’s very little you can do to make it easier, apart from burning all your stuff and buying new furniture every time your relocate. Seeing as that’s both impractical and dangerous, hiring a removalist is the best option, unless you have a bunch of willing friends and don’t mind renting a truck for a day. Then comes the hard part: what’s the most best, safest and most efficient way to pack your belongings?

Photos by nickthegreekthemover.

You’ll find no better advice than from someone who moves furniture for a living — cue the expert source in Reddit user “nickthegreekthemover”, who’s been in the business for 14 years.

Yesterday he posted an album with notations explaining the order you should pack items and how:

When you are loading a truck you need to build what are called tiers. These people didnt have much square, strong furniture (called base) but that should be your first target. Luckily for us, frog boxes stack nicely and are tough. This is a completed tier.

Another thing you can use to tie back, headboards. Notice how I’m not struggling with loads of useless odd items as my pack is winding down. Again, thats the biggest mistake people will make. A pile of crap at the end. Top right is a settee, top left a glider chair.

Turns out packing a moving truck is an art form… though perhaps not the most relaxing one.

Getting movers? Why? This is how I load my work truck, and how you can do it yourself [Reddit]


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