We begin with large, square items of furniture for "base", if available, and will place a bed frame between it and the previous tier if possible. Next we fill in with boxes or stack other pieces of furniture, with the goal of keeping the tier even. We finish with light items on top, such as pillows, bags of linens, clothes, or dining chairs.
This process is repeated until we put in the mattress and tie off the load. This creates a stable wall which keeps your belongings secure. After "walling off", we load the large furniture items: living room and dining sets, primarily, or bulky, oversized items. Lastly, garage or yard equipment, potted plants, or barbecue grills, etc, finish up the average load.