Packing your life into boxes while moving on to a fresh start is an art form that everybody can learn. The key is to keep all your belongings organised in top condition during the move. This is so that you do not begin a new adventure starting with disappointment. When you are moving into a new home, you don’t want your first experience to be one of sadness when you realise that something has been broken. Here are the best tips to show you how to pack boxes for moving to cut down a lot of time and stress.

Gather All Your Packing Supplies

Before you start knocking things off those shelves to put in boxes, make sure you have all your packing supplies ready to organise those items efficiently. For example, you do not want to end up with important goods trapped in the bottom of your boxes. This is because they are the first things you will need to access in your new home. The most important things you should buy to pack your boxes are:

  • Packing tape
  • Packing paper
  • Bubble wrap
  • Styrofoam peanuts
  • Scissors
  • A label maker

Separate Your Boxes into Categories

After you have constructed your first box, choose a small area to start packing. Make sure to bunch similar items that share the same weight and size. For instance, you can put all your shoes into one box. Then, use another to pack smaller items from your drawers. After you finish filling a box, grab your label maker and stick the word “shoes” on the front. Therefore, your moving company can determine the order in which to load this box onto their truck.

This will also make unloading the boxes easier. The moving team will have an idea of which boxes are supposed to go where, making their job much more efficient. This will also be better for you, as you won’t have to move boxes around your house once the team has left.

Heavier items are best placed at the bottom, while the lighter boxes are stacked on top to avoid them getting crushed. Remember to use small or medium boxes for heavier items like books, and large boxes for clothes, pillows, blankets, and cushions. This is to ensure that they are manageable, and no one will struggle throughout your moving day. We want our team to be able to carry out the job well, without any issues.

Fill the Boxes as Much as Possible

It is always best to fill all the space inside your boxes without making them too heavy. This is because boxes that are not full can collapse from the top if another is placed on them. This is the last thing we want, as it can cause damage to your goods, and they may require re-packing, taking up valuable time.

Before sealing each box, make sure you are using all the possible space inside. Fragile items should have approximately two inches of padding on all sides to keep them secure. Always let your removals company in Sussex know if there are valuables in your boxes. Therefore, they can take extra care to ensure you get everything delivered safe and sound. By informing them of this, they will be able to take care of these items first to allow them to be safe and out of the way.

Wrap Those Breakables Carefully

Wrapping your fragile items in bubble wrap can go a long way in terms of protection. This means that they all arrive safely in one piece, without the worry of any breakages. If you have expensive dinner plates, mugs, bowls, and wine glasses, be generous with separate layers of bubble wrap around each of them before placing them carefully in the box. After sealing the top with tape, make sure to stick a label saying “fragile” so that your house movers can take good care of them. By ensuring that everyone is aware of the nature of these goods, the risks of breakages will be minimised.

Incorporate Box Dividers for Glass Items

Box dividers to separate your wine glasses and stemware provide an extra layer of protection to this sort of fragile items. This way, even if the box slides around in the back of your car, your glasses will not end up smashed into pieces. Wrap individual glasses using bubble wrap and place them in their appropriate sections between the dividers before sealing your box shut. This will provide maximum protection and again, minimises any risks of breakages.

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The tips above will be able to offer some further insight into any questions that you may have. They will be more generalised, so if you have a specific question in mind, it would be best to contact us. Many of our customers have found that these tips have either answered their questions, or given them extra knowledge when moving home that they were not aware of before.

Contact Us

If you are still worried then ask us to provide you with our services. When you contact us, we will be able to discuss your options, and which solutions may be the most suitable for you. There is a wide range of services available that we offer, meaning that we will be able to provide you with the best-suited option.

Our team have lots of experience and knowledge in this industry, meaning that they will be aware of the different situations they may face. It is understandable that people will have different circumstances, and we can accommodate this and act accordingly.