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Packing Correctly With Boxes For Moving

By Monica Alberts

The mere thought of having to go through the ordeal of moving can make anyone cringe with dread. While most look forward to better opportunities for a move, the whole process can be quite a chore, most especially if you are packing the whole house, with the whole family in tow. Moving can easily stretch the limits of one’s stress levels. However, with careful planning and preparation, you can look forward to a more enjoyable move. Here are some valuable tips when it comes to packing boxes for moving.

Plan ahead of time. Come up with a workable plan and obtain all the needed moving supplies ready prior to packing. The basic moving supplies you need should include boxes for moving, packing tapes, and paper and bubble wraps. It is important that you have all these things ready as early as possible so you still have enough time should you ran out of moving supplies, therefore avoid last minute stress.

Choose Proper Sizes for Boxes for Moving – When buying boxes for moving, you need not only make sure you have the right number but special attention should be given on getting the right sizes. If you have books, canned products or record albums to pack, these should be stored in small boxes. For mattress, clocks and shelves, would require special boxes for moving.

If you are moving locally, there’s no need to pack everything. Items such as large picture frames, mirrors, or mattresses can be transported safely to short distances without having to pack them.

Packing one room at a time is the best, organized way to pack your things. It is much better if your children are old enough to pack their own stuff. Packing does not have to be done all in the same day. It is easier and less tiresome if you ask your children to set aside an hour or two a day to pack the things they don’t frequently need on a daily basis. Be sure to inform them to correctly label their boxes to determine which box belongs to whom and if the boxes need extra care when handling.

Securely tape the bottoms of the boxes for moving. If possible, have extra strength tapes at the bottom since it is where all the weight is distributed. This is very important to make sure you provide extra protection during handling and transporting of your belongings.

Use Paper – Paper can be used to provide cushion for breakable items. It is a custom to wrap fragile items with a thick layer of paper to buffer it from other contents of the boxes for moving. If the box also has extra rooms, use paper to fill up the space to avoid having the contents juggled to and fro.

After packing, make sure to properly label each box. By doing so, it becomes easier for you to organize and determine where the boxes should go. Alternatively, you can also use the color-coding technique where in the boxes with the same color code should go to a certain room or part of the house. Once you are done with packing and labeling, you can now stack the boxes of similar sizes after the other with the heavier ones at the bottom. Make sure that you do not stack the boxes for moving with breakable contents.

Monica Alberts is a professional writer in the field of moving supplies. She maintains a website and provides tips and guide about moving materials where you can get answers to your moving needs.

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Alberts, Monica "Packing Correctly With Boxes For Moving." Packing Correctly With Boxes For Moving. 3 Jul. 2010. uberarticles.com. 17 Sep 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/home-and-family/home-improvement/packing-correctly-with-boxes-for-moving/>.

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Alberts, M (2010, July 3). Packing Correctly With Boxes For Moving. Retrieved September 17, 2014, from http://uberarticles.com/home-and-family/home-improvement/packing-correctly-with-boxes-for-moving/

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