Packing for Your MoveMoving your precious belongings can be a very challenging task. Items prone to scratches and dents need to be packed with extra care. With some planning and care, your stuff will make the move and not suffer any damage during the trip.
Quality Boxes and Moving Supplies
Sturdy boxes, bubble wraps, packing tape and packing peanuts reduce the chance of your stuff bouncing around suffering damage. Consumers sometimes try to save and get cheap flimsy boxes that sometimes end up breaking because they canít support the weight when stacked on top of each other.
- Categorize how boxes are packed. Put all the kitchen items together separate from all the bathroom items.
- Label each box with their content and where it should go. (e.g., bedroom, kitchen)
- Pack heavier items into smaller boxes to make carrying them easier.
- Add appropriate cushioning for fragile items as well as double boxing them.
- Be careful where tape is used. Donít put tape on painted wood finishes or anything polished because tape might ruin the surface when it is removed.
- Pack dishes on their edges surrounded by bubble wrap to help minimize the bouncing around. Donít pack dishes stacked because itíll only take one bad speed bump and the entire stack of dishes could get cracked.
- Load fragile and expensive items last. You donít want to have a stack of books stacked on top of expensive china.
Essential Items for First Night/Days
Determine what items you need during your first day of stay in your new place such as tooth brush, medication, towel, key tools such as screwdriver and wrench to help assemble desks and other personal items. Have these items handy.