Packing Tips

Packing Tips for Moving Boxes

Your moving boxes are one of the most important elements of your move. You can organize your belongings into groups and sort them by room to allow for easier unpacking in your new home. Although it may seem straightforward to just put things in boxes and label them, if you fail to pack your boxes correctly, you may find that your items are crushed or damaged during transport. Fortunately, Long Distance Experts has some packing tips to help you to get it right first time.

Pick the Right Size Boxes:

In an ideal world, all of your packing boxes would be exactly the same size so that they stack perfectly in the moving truck. However, in the real world, this is not always feasible. If you have boxes large enough for your kitchen equipment, the chances are the same size box would be far too heavy if it was filled with books. So, you need to ensure that you source the right size boxes for the task. Create a packing list and use this list to determine your box requirements. This will make packing far easier as you are not trying to cram large items into small boxes or ending up with boxes you can barely lift up.

Fill ‘em Up:

One of the best packing tips is to fill your boxes to the very top. Packing boxes only have full structural strength when the contents inside are supporting the overall structure. If you leave a big gap at the top of a box, it is likely to be crushed during transport and could potentially damage the contents inside the box. However, the reverse can also be true. Don’t overfill your boxes so much that the flaps cannot properly fold over the top. This could place a strain on the corners of the box and cause them to tear.

Seal Each Box:

You should use packing tape to seal every one of your boxes. This will not only prevent any small items from falling out into the truck, but it will also add further stability to the structure of the box. If you have hired a moving company, you should be aware that many companies will not move any boxes that aren’t properly closed.

Heavy at the Bottom:

It sounds like common sense, but it is amazing how many people get so carried away by loading a moving truck that they put any boxes in. However, professional movers will always place heavier boxes at the bottom and put lighter boxes on top. If you make a mistake at this stage, you are likely to find your belongings crushed when you reach your new home. If you are not using a full service moving company, be sure to have heavier boxes ready to be loaded first and point out any delicate or lighter boxes to the team.

If you need any further help with organizing your move, you should speak to the Long Distance Experts team. We can not only offer more packing tips, but we can help you to find the best moving services that have the skills to help with the unique requirements of your move.

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