Use Boxes and Bags!
Boxes make moving so much easier, safer and quicker. The van can be loaded much quicker and because boxes can be stacked easily, there will be no space wasted. It's best to have all boxes the same size and the best size is about 20 inches / 50 cm square as these can be lifted by one person alone and anything bigger usually risks the bottom falling through if the contents are too heavy. It is ideal for all loose items to be in boxes. Soft items such as duvets, clothes and towels are best packed in large bags such as refuse sacks. These can be squeezed into any gaps thus reducing movement in transit. For an example of just how much you can fit into a full van load when you have packed well.