Avoid These Mistakes When Packing Boxes

If you are planning to move, one task you will need to complete is packing your belonging into boxes. A moving company in Charlotte can help with your house moving experience. Most people do not move house often and have therefore not developed optimum packing skills. Packing carefully is vital in order to protect your items from breakage and make unpacking faster and easier. You can learn to pack more efficiently by avoiding these common pitfalls.

Use Boxes of the Correct Size

One of the most common errors is to pack heavy items into large boxes. A large box filled with heavy objects will be difficult to lift. When you attempt to pick up a large, heavy box, you could injure your back. Alternatively, the box itself might break. Place heavy items, such as books, into small boxes. Use medium-sized boxes for children’s toys, electronics, and other similar goods. Reserve large boxes for bulky but relatively light items, such as bedding. Always fill the box snugly, to prevent items from shifting around, which increases the risk of breakage. If necessary, fit towels, sheets, and clothing around any gaps or empty spaces. A professional mover can offer more advice.

Label Your Boxes Carefully

Many packers label their boxes on the top. However, those labels are then obscured as soon as the boxes are stacked on top of each other. Make sure you label your boxes on all sides, so that you can read the labels even when the boxes are in piles. Use colored marker pens or labels to color code the boxes by room. For example, use red pen to label items which will go in the living room, blue for kitchenware, etc. Your mover is sure to appreciate this.

Always Tape Up Your Boxes Securely

Make sure you triple tape all heavier boxes. Boxes can break more easily than you might expect, spilling contents out over the floor. Protect your items by taping the bottoms of boxes very securely. Use good quality packing tape and a tape dispenser gun.

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