Moving is a big event. It takes a lot of planning and preparation well before moving day. With so much to do, it is tempting to just throw whatever fits into moving boxes and call it a day. However, it’s important to resist the urge to cut corners and be methodical about your packing to ensure that you won’t have a huge disorganized mess.
Here are some tips to help with the packing of your moving boxes:
Come up with an organizational system that works best for you. Be sure to label boxes well as you pack. Keep moving boxes organized by room and keep a detailed inventory of each box.
Use the proper size box for your items. Small boxes should be used for books and other heavy objects. Use a box too large for heavy items and you may run the risk of the injuring someone moving it, damaging your property, or ripping the box. Aim at keeping the weight of moving boxes under 40lbs.
Use filler when packing your moving boxes. Packing paper, blankets, towels, and other linens can help protect items and help avoid boxes being crushed in transit.
Securely tape bottoms and tops of boxes with packing tape. This will safeguard against items being lost or damaged while preventing the bottoms from falling out.
Fragile items should be packed with the appropriate padding. Padding such as foam, paper, and bubble wrap are good choices.
Don’t be cheap with your packing materials. Not having the appropriate packing materials for your moving boxes could result in expensive damages, costing you more in the long run.
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