Eight Tips For Perfect Packing
Published on Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Packing, though overlooked most of the time, is a key element to any move. Those who dedicate little time to packing will see the negative consequences of poor packing – typically breakages. If you want to keep your belongings safe and free from harm and damage, consider reading this article to find out how to ensure your belongings are safe and free of risk of damage. Everybody wants a move that is as smooth and as easy as possible. If you feel the same way, be sure to pack properly so that this is one less thing to worry about during your removal. 1. Create a checklistMake a checklist of all the things you intend to pack and take with you. As you pack each one, you can then tick of which items have been packed and then it makes things much clearer to you. 2. Purchase the right materialsOf course, to pack well, you will also need to get the proper materials to pack your belongings. If you are doing it on a real tight budget, it might be worth you either looking round the bins to see if there are any used boxes lying about. Many people throw away good cardboard boxes so you might be able to find some good quality ones. Or, contact suppliers and ask for free boxes. Most of them will gladly let you take them off their hands. You will also need tape, labels, newspaper, cellophane, bubble wrap and so on. 3. Pack according to itemsIf you fragile belongings, create a box for fragile items and label it accordingly. If you have clothing or bedding or any materials, make a box or bag especially for them. And do it this way. Then everything will be organized and it won’t be mixed up. This only piles on the pressure later on. 4. From heavy to lightWhen you pack your boxes, remember to put the heavy things at the bottom of the box and the lighter things at the top. When you do this, it stops your things from getting squashed as that is the last thing you would want to happen. 5. Don’t overfillOverfilled boxes simply spell disaster. When you overfill boxes, there is a high risk of the box breaking and then your belongings might get damaged. So fill those three quarters of the way and not to the very top. 6. Wrap wellEspecially if you have a box of fragile items, it is crucial that each item is wrapped well with newspaper or tissue paper or even old clothing – anything that protects it. You don’t want other items breaking other items. It is better to have plenty of padding in each box to save damage. 7. Tape up each boxOnce you have ticked off everything on your checklist, make sure you tape up each box well to ensure it is secured and so that nothing will fall out or break. You want to take all precautions to ensure nothing gets damaged during transit. 8. LabelFinally, you can’t complete it without ensuring every single box is labelled stating what is in each box. It is surprising how many people don’t label boxes. If you do this, you are only causing yourself a bigger headache down the line because you won’t know what is in each box. If you do label, you will know what is exactly in each box and you can unpack far easier.
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