Packing Tips for Moving Day

By Storbox Self-Storage on January 23, 2014 - Comments off

Packing in an organized and professional manner is the best way to make moving day less stressful. Start organizing days before your move and set aside the items that are particularly fragile or precious to you. A lack of organization can make unpacking a real chore and failing to use care when packing delicate items can result in breakage and damage during the move.

Protecting Fragile Items

China, glassware, oddly shaped items, and glass objects can break easily. It is important that you set these items aside and pack them carefully. It is advisable to:

  • Use a solid box or container to store fragile items
  • Place cushioning material at the bottom of the container
  • Wrap each piece individually and then wrap a few items together in a bundle before placing them in the carton.
  • Surround each bundle with crushed paper and leave no unfilled spaces.
  • When in doubt, use more bubble wrap and newspaper to fill in gaps and to cushion fragile items.

Get Organized

Unpacking can be just as stressful and time consuming as packing. You can make that process easier by clearly labeling the content of each container. Try to place items in the same box that will eventually be in the same room. For example, if all of your bathroom items are in the same box, unpacking will go quickly.

Consider Getting Help

If you have a number of large furniture items, you may be considering hiring a moving company. There are also packing companies that can help you prepare for the move. Professional packing companies can provide you with a number of different rates and services depending upon how much help you need. They can also provide materials so that you won’t have to worry about buying boxes, wardrobe cartons, and other items that you will only use once.

When You Run Out Of Room

It can prove difficult to calculate how much room you have in your new home until you move in. If you need more storage space or a location to keep some of your most important items, consider securing your possessions with us here at STORBOX. Our climate-controlled storage units are safe and secure. Call us at (626) 793-9888 to learn about your storage options.

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