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How to pack for a move

Moving to a new home can be an exciting experience, but it can also be overwhelming, especially when it comes to packing. Packing removal boxes can be a daunting task, but with the right approach, it can be a stress-free process. In this guide, we'll share some tips and tricks for packing removal boxes.

Start early

One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to packing is leaving it to the last minute. Starting early is key to a stress-free move. Begin by decluttering and sorting through your belongings. This will help you determine what you need to pack and what you can get rid of. You can then start packing the items you don't use frequently, such as seasonal clothing, occasional items and books.

Use quality packing materials

Investing in high-quality packing materials is essential to ensure your items are protected during the move. Choose sturdy removal boxes that can hold the weight of your belongings without collapsing. Packing paper and tape are essential for packing. Luckily we sell all of the materials you could ever need from smaller boxes for books to packs of paper for fragile items such as glass and china.

Pack strategically

When packing your removal boxes, it's important to pack strategically. Start with the heaviest items at the bottom of the box and work your way up. Use packing paper or bubble wrap to protect fragile items, and make sure to fill any empty spaces with packing paper to prevent items from shifting during transit. Heavy items such as books and CD's should be packed in to smaller boxes to ensure the movers can be lift them on the move day.

Packing plates

Plates should be wrapped with packing paper.

Scrunched paper should be placed at the bottom of the box and then the plate placed vertically. Before the next plate, add a layer of paper for protection.

Packing Glasses

Similar to plates, glasses should be individually wrapped with paper. When packing glasses, ensure that there is packing paper used to fill the glass to diminish empty space.

Place heavier glasses at the bottom with lighter glasses at the top of your box.

Packing Silverware

Packing silverware should be done with acid-free packing paper to ensure there is no damage to the precious metals or delicate items.

Packing Electronics

Wrapping for electronics (especially computers) should be done with anti-static bubble wrap to ensure that there is no damage to the electronics.

Label your boxes

Lastly but by no means least label your boxes. Labelling your boxes is crucial to staying organized during the move and it helps us out when delivering too ! Use a black marker to label each box with the contents and the room it belongs in. This will make it easier to unpack and find items once you're in your new home.

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