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Packing can be stressful, time consuming, and a daunting task. It can be just as stressful as deciding where to move to. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
That is why we compiled this list of helpful, and useful tips on how to pack your moving boxes. These tips are sure to take the guess the work out of packing and make the process easier.
That means no using large size boxes for all your packing. Most people think that since the box is large they should fit as much stuff into it as possible.
Therefore, they won’t have to pack as many boxes. This may seem logical at the time but come moving day you will wish you hadn’t.
Large boxes filled with heavy items have a better chance of breaking. I have had this happen to me before and had to repack my box. If you fill large boxes with heavy items they will be a lot harder to move. Instead fill large boxes with items such as pillows, blankets, and other light items.
Pack items of the same size and weight in the same box. Do not mix items from different rooms in one box. This may seem more convenient at the time but you may regret it later.
Pack items from each room into the same boxes and label each box. That way the unpacking process will go a lot smoother. If you hire professional movers labeling your boxes will help them to know where each box belongs.
Another tip if hiring professional movers is to not have empty spaces in your boxes. Make sure your boxes are well packed and balanced. Professional movers won’t move them otherwise.
If you are packing china avoid using newspaper to wrap them in. The ink from the paper could stain them. Put packing paper around each one instead.
Once you have done that put them into bundles of 5 or 6. Then wrap each 5-6 plate bundle with more paper. Never pack your dishes flat but on their sides. For padding use bunched up paper above and below your dishes.
Place cups and bowls inside one another with paper in between each one. Then wrap them into bundles of 3-4.
Pack the heaviest items on the bottom of the box first. After that the medium weight items with the lightest items at the top of the box. With a layer of crushed paper in between each layer.
Do not overpack your boxes. The limit should be no more than 50 pounds.
If you do have empty spaces in your boxes fill them with crushed paper.
Seal each box tightly with tape
Pack all similar parts together such as screws and bolts that belong to a piece of furniture.
Make sure all cords are tightly wound in each box.
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