Essential Packing Tricks for Moving House
Moving house and company office is expensive, most people aren’t prepared for the costs that include mover fees, truck rentals and packing supplies. Moving is tough and with so many tasks to do, it’s hard to know where you should start. So, to help, Stanley Packaging experts share some essential packing tips to help you get Your Home Packed and Moved.
- Pack heavier items on the bottom.
- Small, loose items should be boxed or bagged and sealed securely before placing into a larger box.
- Packed boxes should weigh less than 50 pounds.
- Gather packing supplies before you start. There’s nothing more frustrating, then having to stop half-way through a packing session in order to get more packaging supplies.
- Pack small items in small boxes and place them into a large box. Label all boxes, large or small.
- Keep an inventory list of each box and its contents. This will be necessary if a cardboard box goes missing and you need to make a claim.
- Make sure all boxes can close properly and be sealed so the tops are flat. If you over-pack a box, you risk damage to the contents.
- As much as possible, keep items in their proper places. For example, when packing the silverware or flatware, keep it in its’ tray then tape bubble wrap around it to secure the contents. This is easier than sorting out all those pieces after your move.
- Keep tools you’ll need to reassemble furniture in a separate box that is clearly marked. I usually keep an all-purpose screwdriver in the glove compartment of our car for just such purposes. There’s nothing worse than arriving at your new home late at night, wanting to put the bed together and not knowing where the screwdriver is.
- Do not use standard garbage bags! They rip and tear too easily. If you’re going to pack linens and clothing in garbage bags, purchase the thicker, heavy ones to ensure they don’t burst during the move.