Moving Boxes and 9 Packing Tips

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Finding Moving boxes for your move can be challenging.

Either the boxes are different sizes and not uniform, where do you find new moving Boxes?

Packing up your house and moving to a new area can be stressful all on its own. Even worse is stressing about whether your personal items are going to make it to their destination in tact. While most moving companies offer insurance and can even do the packing for you, there are some things you’ll rather do yourself. Here at Execu-Move we understand that every client is different and has their individual needs. Which is why we have created a few tips to help make your moving experience a little less stressful.

Always use the correct size box

Rather put heavier items, like books and machinery, in smaller boxes. This will create less stress on the box itself when being carried, so there is less chance of the box splitting. Put lighter items, like linen and pillows, in bigger boxes. This will mean that the boxes are still light enough to be carried but not to light that they buckle when being transported.

Always put the heaver items at the bottom of a box

We recommend that you put the heavier items at the bottom of the box and the lighter items on the top. And if you are loading the truck yourself, pack heavier boxes first and towards the front of the truck for balance.

Don’t leave gaps

Always make sure the boxes are filled completely. Fill all the empty gaps with clothing, towels or packing paper. If things are not packed properly, they can move around in transportation and break.

Try not mix and match

To help make you unpacking experience a lot easier, try to avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box.

Label your boxes

Its common to write the description of the boxes contents on the actual box. However, we recommend labeling the box with its destination once on the other side as well as what is inside each box. This will not only help your movers, but help you when you get to your new home. You will be able to quickly identify what is inside each box and where is needs to go. Numbering your boxes and keeping an inventory of all the boxes is a good way to keep track of things. This way if something goes missing you’ll be able to identify which box went missing and what was inside that box.

Tape up properly

Rather use too much than not enough. Putting a couple of pieces of tape on the top and bottom of the box will make sure that the box stays sealed. You can also copy one of the mover’s techniques and place tape around the top and bottoms of the boxes edges to alleviate the stress while moving the boxes.

Don’t skimp on art work

Artwork is expensive and irreplaceable, so rather ask your moving company for a crate to make sure everything is looked after. Important rule to remember, never ever wrap oil paintings in regular paper, it will stick the the painting and ruin it. For picture frames with glass, create an X with masking tape across the glass to strengthen it and hold it together if it shatters. Once you have don’t that, wrap the pictures in paper or bubble wrap and put them in a firm box or crate with a piece of cardboard between each frame for protection.

Bundle breakables

When you are packing up your dishes, place packing paper around each one, and then bundle them in groups or five or six with more paper. Pack dishes on their sides, never flat, and use plenty of bunched up paper as padding above and below. Cups and bowls can be placed inside one another, with paper in between, and wrap three or four in a bundle. Pack them all in a dish barrel box.

Consider other items that will need special treatment

Here at Execu-Move we believe that every piece of furniture is important. Your TV for instance should also be wrapped in quilted furniture pads, just like the rest. If you are going to pack yourself, rather double box your TV and other valuables, setting the box containing the TV into another box that you’ve padded with packing paper.


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