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Moving companies have lots of tips and tricks to help make your residential move easier. One of the best has to do with packaging your belongings. Look at these three top tips from the experts you can use to pack for your move.
Tip #1: Use the Right Boxes
The right moving boxes are critical for effective packing for your move. Make sure you have sturdy boxes and tape the bottoms, so they won’t open or tear. Also, be sure to pack heavy items in small boxes and lighter items in large boxes. If you fill a large box with heavy items, it will be too heavy to lift and could injure you or your movers.
Tip #2: Fill the Boxes to the Top
Leaving open space at the top of a box might seem okay, especially if it feels heavy, but that’s a mistake. Any empty space in a box can lead to crushing when movers stack the boxes. Fill the space with packing paper, towels, or clothes.
Tip #3: Label Your Boxes
Instead of writing generic labels like “kitchen” or “living room” or “bedroom,” be more specific. List the major items the box contains so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for when you get to your new home. Detailed labels also make it easier for movers to put the boxes in the right rooms.
Packing to move is a lot of work, and doing it right can seem like it adds time and energy to the process. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, you don’t have to do it all yourself. Contact the professional movers at Nilson Van and Storage for help with all your moving needs. 3: Are you doing a good job packing for the move to your new home? You will be if you use these three easy packaging tips from the experts.