How to Properly Pack Boxes for Moving

Packing Boxes, Tips for Moving

The last thing you want to deal with during your move is broken items, unorganized boxes, or lost items. Proper, careful packing can help you avoid these problems and make your move a breeze. Here’s a guide to packing properly from start to finish.

Supplies You’ll Need

Before anything else, you’ll want to stock up on quality moving boxes. Don’t choose older or thin boxes, since these can collect bacteria in storage and might fail during your move. Find a source of sturdy boxes and stock up on all different sizes. You should also stock up on packing tape and some sort of protective packing material, like bubble wrap or packing paper. Keep markers ready, and labels if you want to use them.

Sort Items Into Categories

Instead of throwing random things in the same box and having to sort through them all later, sort all your belongings before you start packing. Once you pack and label these boxes, they’ll be much easier to unpack in your new home. The last thing you want is to spend an hour opening boxes to find your toothbrush.

Pack the Essentials Last

When you start packing up, only pack the things you won’t need before your move. Start with wall decorations and knick-knacks, and save your toothbrush and soap for last. This will ensure you don’t need to go fishing through your boxes before moving day, and it’ll help you get started on packing sooner. 

Fill the Box Almost Entirely

Leaving too much space in your boxes, especially those with fragile items, is one of the easiest ways to end up with broken belongings. Your boxes are going to be thrown around a lot during the move, and items in loose boxes are more likely to break. Prevent this by packing your boxes tighter and filling them up almost entirely. If there are gaps in your box, fill them with packing paper or packing peanuts.

Add Padding to Fragile Belongings

Make sure all your fragile belongings have extra padding to protect them from damage during the move. Don’t allow your fragile items enough space to be bumped around during the moving process, and don’t pack them with anything that could break them.

Sealing and Labelling

The last step is sealing and labelling your boxes. We recommend sealing the middle and sides of the top of the box to make sure it’s tight. Then, before you move to your next box, label it with a marker. If you want to use labels, there are many free packing label templates you can print and use for free. Label the boxes with their contents, the room they’re supposed to go in, and label any fragile boxes accordingly.

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