Packing Your Possessions the Right Way
Are you stuck trying to figure out how to pack your most precious belonging? Don’t stress about it. We are here to help you make your move as simple as possible. Follow these guidelines on how to pack boxes the right way.
Fewer boxes doesn’t mean a quicker move. If each of the boxes contain items that require two people to carry, the move will be the same as if you had two one-person boxes. Place heavier items in smaller boxes. If you overload a larger box with heavy items, it may take two people to lift it. Also, overloading a box can be tough to stack in the truck. Packing the lighter items into larger boxes is better for the movers to carry because it usually requires only one mover to carry, but also, it helps the move get done quicker.
SMALLER BOXES FOR HEAVY ITEMS
If you pack heavy items into large boxes and live on the fourth floor of an apartment, time will be lost but also it will get very tiresome for movers. Even though it might take more trips from the apartment to the truck, it will be less tiresome on our movers if they carried heavy items in small boxes. A good example of something heavy would be stuffing a load of books into a box. Books have a good amount of weight to them and one can fit a lot of them into a box. A solution would be either to put books into half of the box and then place a pillow into it, or place the books into smaller boxes.
LABELING IS KEY
Labeling boxes helps our movers and the customer know what is in each box. Labeling heavy items and fragile items also allows you to load them into the truck more efficiently, and safely. Movers can tell what is heavy and what is light based on them feeling the box, but if fragile items are not labeled, movers will load them into the truck as a normal box based on the weight.
BOXES SHOULD CLOSE
We want to fit boxes into the truck as easily possible and position them appropriately for a safe journey to your destination. Unclosed boxes or no top boxes can be difficult and dangerous to stack. Overloading boxes with extra items to use fewer boxes won’t help the move go smoother.
PROTECTING FRAGILE ITEMS
Having your fragile belongings padded before packing them is important when moving. There are a few things to keep in mind when protecting those items. Use bubble wrap or ink-free packing paper. Newspaper can ruin or stain items. Padding fragile items allow the objects to stay in place and safely make it to your destination.