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Updated: Mar 20, 2022

How to pack your belongings in order to protect the content inside from your upcoming moving service.

The Moving Company has had long time experience in this field, and knows how and what students usually pack. Here are some tips to improve your packaging to avoid any mistakes for your movings!

Tip #1 - Choosing the right materials

High quality packaging will provide your belongings with adequate protection and cushioning. To avoid damages, take into consideration your item's size, weight, shape, fragility and value when choosing your packaging materials.

Click HERE to read more about packing materials and choosing the right boxes!

Tip #2 - External and Internal Protection

The slightest movement while in transit can cause damagesto the items inside your box. That is why it is essential to choose the right box to protect your belongings.

Additionally, use cushioning or filling in order to protect it from any movement inside the box. Use bubble wrap, cloth, wrap or packing paper, to prevent the from colliding into each other and breaking.

What can I fit into a box? 📦

We recommend to fill your box up without leaving spaces to avoid it from colliding into each other, but do not put to much weight as the boxes can break from the weight! A typical 60x40x40 box can fit up to:

  • 9 pair of shoes

  • 2 cooking pans

  • 2 jackets or coats

  • 10 T-Shirts

  • 4 Books

Tip #3 - Using the right packaging techniques

After selecting the right packaging materials it is time to use appropiate packaging techniques to maintain the belongings on the original conditions during movings and storage.

  • Pack heavier and larger items at the bottom of the box and lighter items towards the top of the box.

  • Pack small and light objects on big boxes and large items on small boxes.

  • Bear in mind weight in your boxes. Pacakged boxes should not weigh more than you can lift.

  • Pack the appropiate amount of things and use boxes from the right size.

  • Keep screws, cables, nails in a zip bag in order to not lose them.

  • Keep an inventory of the content in the boxes for easy location and retrieval.

Fragile Objects ⚠

Boxes usually contain fragile stuff that should be well protected and marked.

  • Mirrors and glass objects: Use bubble wrap in order to protect it from any damages or scratches and separate them from other heavy stuff.

  • Computers and electronics: If possible, keep them on their original packaging. Otherwise, wrap them individually, and make sure that it is well protected from all sides. Store them in an isolated space in the box where nothing can damage or crush it.

  • Printers: Remove ink from the device and wrap them in a plastic bag or seal them to avoid leaking and damaging other belongings in the box.

Tip #4 - Sealing your boxes properly

Sealing your boxes properly makes sure that your boxes are able to withstand moving and stacking while remaining secure and closed throughout.

  1. Fold the two side flaps in, short flaps first, and long ones on top.

  2. Tape down the middle of the box where the two flats meet.

  3. Tape the two opposite sides forming an "H".

Got any more doubts? Contact us through any of our channels and we'll be happy to help.😊

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