Packing your belongings to move your house can be a daunting task if you’re not hiring a professional packing service. It’s not until the time comes to start the packing process that you realize how much stuff you’ve accumulated over the years. Don’t worry though; there are effective tips you can follow to take the stress out of packing!
Packing Books Tips
The first thing that you need to do is to stand books on their ends.
Second, fill the box to the top in order to avoid crushing the top of the box.
Third, pack your books in small boxes since they tend to be very heavy. This will also aid in organization, especially if you’re using and unpacking service.
Packing Clothes Tips
When packing your clothes, the first thing to do is to fold clothing into garment bags and suitcases.
Second, use garbage to cover your packed clothes.
Third, you must pack the delicate items in luggage and save sturdier things such as sweaters and shirts for boxes.
Always remember that huge boxes can be used to pack folded clothes.
You can also use wardrobe boxes to hang your clothes that you can’t fold.
Packing Kitchen Tips
It is highly recommended to use dish pack boxes for packing fragile glassware and china.
It is important to line the bottom of the box with crushed paper before packing.
You should cover the plates completely with wrapping paper before packing.
Stack the wrapped plates one over the other and then re-wrap the whole bundle.
Place the bundle of flatware in a carton to make sure that the plates are standing on edge.
Packing Glassware Tips
When packing cups or glasses, it is recommended to use wrapping paper between the nested cups or glasses.
It is also recommended to use dish-boxes for packing.
Pack your wine glasses singly. Don’t nest them.
Use your liquor cartons with dividers to pack stemware, cups and glasses.
Always remember that glasses and cups maybe nested one placed inside another.
Make bundles of 3-4 nested glasses and roll with wrapping paper as a bundle.
Utensils, Pans and Pots Packing Tips
When packing utensil, wrap spoons and forks together with packing paper.
Pack them in a medium-sized box.
Keep 1-2 sets of utensils out for times of need.
Lampshades and Lamps Packing Tips
When packing lampshades and lamps, sturdy cartons like dish-packs should be used.
Line the bottom of the box with crushed paper before packing.
Cover lamps completely with rolls before packing.
Remove bulb and lamp shades and wrap cord around the base of the lamp.
Always remember that lampshades should be nested.
Don’t pack anything with your lampshades.
Tips for Packing Electronics
Always make use of antistatic packing popcorn or bubbles.
Use a special carton or sturdy box that is available for electronics.
Remove all VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs and other media from equipment as they can’t tolerate heat.
Cover each item with crumpled paper before placing the other.
Place the biggest piece of equipment on the bottom.
Fill empty spaces in the box with packing peanuts or crumpled paper to avoid any movement.
Awesome Packing Tips From Isaac’s Moving and Storage
Sir Austin is a moving master and he's all about two things, training his awesome workers and sound moving protocols. Check out the latest articles he's published for insight into how we're training to become the best moving company in Austin!