If you have ever experienced moving, you may know firsthand the importance of properly packing a moving box. It is the best way to keep your valuables safe while loading and during transit. When hiring a professional moving company such as Skyline Moving Service, you have the option to allow us to do the packing for you. However, if you would rather do the packing on your own time, follow these quick and easy tips to ensure your belongings remain safe.
Reusing moving boxes is an option that can save you money, however, this money-saving technique does come with some drawbacks. Most notably, used boxes tend to lose structural integrity over time. By using boxes in this weakened state, you run the risk of them being crushed while stacked in a truck or worse completely collapsing while being carried.
The best way to ensure the integrity of your moving boxes is by using new ones. These can be purchased by either Skyline Moving Service, at your local home improvement store, or at a storage facility.
When planning your packing process, ensure you purchase the proper box types. For typical household items, universal boxes ranging from small to extra large are the most useful. Additional box types include:
While packing your boxes, ensure they are packed tight and completely full. Boxes that are not completely full run the risk of collapsing during transport. in addition, insure your fragile items are protected by filling in empty spaces with packing paper and keep the box weight under 30 pounds.
For items being placed inside the standard small – extra large-sized boxes, keep total weight in mind. Place items such as books in smaller boxes and bedding in larger boxes. Ideally, each box should weigh no more than 30 pounds.
Once the packing is complete, the next step is to properly seal the box using packing tape. Secondly, we recommend labeling each box on all 4 sides. This ensures that the contents can be easily identifiable from every position.