Packing seems like an easy thing to do – after all, all you have to do is put stuff into boxes and make sure they get to their destination. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it seems. When certain items are packed the wrong way, or when the wrong packing materials are used, nasty things are bound to happen. Common problems include: over-packing, using the wrong materials, not keeping an inventory, and so on. You get the picture.
Luckily, packing is not as hard – as long as you follow some sound advice from the experts. Have you ever wondered what the right way to pack is? Having trouble doing it the right way, or don’t know where to begin? Here are the top packing tips from the experts: everything you need to know.
Start with the boxes
You want boxes that fit the items, and you want strong boxes. It’s always tempting to go for the cheaper options, but it’s a mistake. You want strength and protection, and it’s far wiser to get the sturdy alternative.
Protecting your items
Your breakables can be protected in various ways – with paper, with bubble wrap, with clothes or linen, with pillows – with anything that can soften the blow of unforeseen impact. However, it’s also important to understand that you have to fill the boxes with protective materials to the fullest; not necessarily for extra protection, but to prevent the items from moving around and breaking during transportation.
Taping it up
Tape your boxes shut – and tape them well, on multiple sides. This will reinforce the basic structure. If you do it correctly (by adding the right labels), you’ll also ensure they are positioned the right way during transport (and not upside down or sideways).
Books are easy to pack, but be careful – they are very heavy when bundled together. Keep the boxes small and compact.
Glassware and china
General rule: heavy items on the bottom, and use plenty of cushioning materials not only at the sides of the box, but also in between them.
- Put heavier items at the bottom of the box. This will make it easier to load, transport, and unload.
- Use proper labels. Your labels should not only include what is in the box; it should also mention whether or not the contents are breakable, as well as where the box should be placed (in which room) once it reaches the destination, as advised by removals Worcester experts from Advanced Removals & Storage.
- Fill the box completely with paper and other protective material to ensure the contents don’t have much room to move around during transportation.
Remember that moving to a new place is an exciting adventure, and you should make it exactly that – don’t get caught in the stress; plan early and do it right. Happy moving!
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