How to Pack for a Move

Moving is stressful and difficult, but that isn’t an excuse to pack your belongings incorrectly! No matter how rushed you are, you should always take the time to make sure you’re packing the best way possible. In this post, we’re going to discuss the best way to pack boxes for your next move!

Box Packing Tools

While you can find free boxes just about anywhere, it’s important that you find quality boxes. Rips and tears in the cardboard can lead to problems down the road. You’ll also want to have bubble wrap for fragile items, and a good amount of packing tape to secure bubble wrapped items and seal boxes.

Don’t pack a box half way because unfilled boxes will crush when stacked.  To get rid of empty space in a box, fill it with extra packing material like newspaper or bubble wrap.

Organizing the Box

Tips for Packing for a Move

In the rush of getting everything settled during the moving process, many people find it easier to simply throw their belongings into boxes and get them in the truck. Instead, know what you’re putting into each box and label it accordingly!

Watch Box Sizes

Don’t pack more than you can lift! Although it’s tempting to save on box and materials by packing each box to the limit—know how much you can carry on your own, and don’t pack more than that amount.

Don’t Rush Packing Boxes

One of the most important things to remember when you’re packing and moving is this: don’t rush it! If you rush now, you’ll only regret it later when you have to unpack it all again. Take the time now, and make moving into your new place an easy and smooth transition.

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