If you are insistent on packing your own moving truck, there are some important things to keep in mind. Since trucks vary in price according to size, you will want the smallest truck available that will fit all of your belongings. The last thing you want to do is waste gas and run up miles on the truck because you have to make two trips. This means that you may have to do a little careful planning, when it comes to loading everything in the truck. Randomly placing furniture and boxes anywhere will likely leave you out of space sooner than you expect.
Despite the fact that appliances are heavy and bulky, they are delicate little butterflies inside. Okay, maybe not that delicate, but they can be easily ruined. There are a lot of components inside that can be damaged by forceful movement or from being dropped, even a short distance. If you hire reputable movers they will likely have the knowledge needed to safely unhook and move these items. However, if you are paying by the hour you might want to unhook and have them ready to go to save time and money.