Moving Day Packing Tips

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Moving day is such an important, yet busy day in the life of a family. Therefore, it's good to be aware of several packing tips that will help you avoid damaging your belongings. When moving, the potential destruction that can occur to your personal belongings, can create much stress.

Moving day is such an important, yet busy day in the life of a family. Therefore, it's good to be aware of several packing tips that will help you avoid damaging your belongings. When moving, the potential destruction that can occur to your personal belongings, can create much stress.

While it may be trying, daunting, and simply one of the most stressful times of your life, moving does not have to be quite the frightening experience it is made out to be; it is easy to avoid breaking fragile and delicate belongings if you know how to correctly transport them.

* Fragile. The simple, basic fragile tag is still quite useful come moving day. Dishes, mirrors, and other easily breakable items should be in boxes clearly marked "FRAGILE." Remember to label the contents on every side of the box, so that no matter which side the movers see, they will know it needs to be carried and stored carefully.

Arrows pointing in the direction in which the box should be placed, are also very helpful.

* Use the right size boxes. A large error that many people make is, trying to put too many items in one giant box when packing. Utilize several smaller boxes, especially for more fragile objects.

A large box that is filled to capacity is heavier, and therefore more likely to be dropped. Also, you will have to fill more space in order to keep things from clonking together and breaking.

* Tightly pack boxes. Open space inside a container will leave room for the contents to shift, which can cause damage. All air pockets within each box must be filled. Additional cardboard or even large Styrofoam packets can be used to fill space in boxes containing larger items.

Empty space in boxes packed with more than a couple of items (such as those containing your dishes, etc.) can be filled using small Styrofoam chips or peanuts. Individual chips are fine, but bubble wrap is preferred since it does not tend to settle.

* Individually wrap the items. It may take longer, but all in all, your breakables will be protected better by individual wrapping. Just having a few pieces of paper will provide a barrier sufficient to prevent scratching and possibly breakage during a minor collision, so it is worth your while to wrap your items.

Since no one wants to find that their belongings have broken during a move, it's important to avoid any potentially hazardous shortcuts when packing. To make sure that there will be no damage, pack and label your boxes properly.

* Fragile. The simple, basic fragile tag is still quite useful come moving day. Dishes, mirrors, and other easily breakable items should be in boxes clearly marked "FRAGILE." Remember to label the contents on every side of the box, so that no matter which side the movers see, they will know it needs to be carried and stored carefully.

Arrows pointing in the direction in which the box should be placed, are also very helpful.

* Use the right size boxes. A large error that many people make is, trying to put too many items in one giant box when packing. Utilize several smaller boxes, especially for more fragile objects.

A large box that is filled to capacity is heavier, and therefore more likely to be dropped. Also, you will have to fill more space in order to keep things from clonking together and breaking.

* Tightly pack boxes. Open space inside a container will leave room for the contents to shift, which can cause damage. All air pockets within each box must be filled. Additional cardboard or even large Styrofoam packets can be used to fill space in boxes containing larger items.

Empty space in boxes packed with more than a couple of items (such as those containing your dishes, etc.) can be filled using small Styrofoam chips or peanuts. Individual chips are fine, but bubble wrap is preferred since it does not tend to settle.

* Individually wrap the items. It may take longer, but all in all, your breakables will be protected better by individual wrapping. Just having a few pieces of paper will provide a barrier sufficient to prevent scratching and possibly breakage during a minor collision, so it is worth your while to wrap your items.

Since no one wants to find that their belongings have broken during a move, it's important to avoid any potentially hazardous shortcuts when packing. To make sure that there will be no damage, pack and label your boxes properly.
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This article was published on 2010/11/21