Although it's not a hard rule, the typical practice of moving companies is to load the heaviest goods first. So your refrigerator, washing machine and dryer, television set go inside the truck first, closest to the cab to limit the shaking. How do you define heavy? Heavy is when it takes two or more persons to carry the item. Balancing the truck is key to avoiding accidents. Don't load the items to one side of the truck because you are putting yourself in a bad position when you turn on a sharp curve. Use bubble wraps or some padding to protect your appliances and your furniture, particularly the wooden ones with sharp edges. You can ask the owner of the budget moving truck to rent the padding.