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Updated: Mar 7, 2023

How to pack your belongings to protect the contents of your next moving service.

The Moving Company has a long experience in this sector and knows how and what students usually pack. Here are some tips to improve your packaging and avoid mistakes in your removals!

Tip #1 - Use the Right Materials

High-quality packaging will provide your belongings with the necessary protection. To avoid damage, consider the size, weight, shape, fragility, and value of your item when choosing packaging materials.

Click HERE to read more about packaging materials and how to choose the right boxes.

Tip #2 - External and Internal Protection

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

In addition, we recommend using padding to protect it from any movement inside the box. Use bubble wrap, cloth, wrap, or packing paper to keep them from hitting each other and breaking.

What Can I Store insied a Box? 📦

We recommend filling your box with no gaps to avoid colliding with each other, but don't put too much weight as the boxes may break under the weight! In a typical 60x40x40 box, up to:

  • 9 pairs of shoes

  • 2 pans

  • 2 coats/jackets

  • 10 shirts

  • 4 books

Tip #3 - Use the Right Packing Techniques

After selecting the correct packing materials, it's time to use proper packing techniques to keep belongings in their original condition during moving and storage.

  • Pack the bulkiest and heaviest items at the bottom of the box and the lightest items towards the top of the box.

  • Consider the weight of your boxes. Packed boxes should not weigh more than you can lift.

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

  • Keep screws, and wires in a zip bag so you don't lose them.

  • Keep an inventory of the contents of the boxes to facilitate their location and recovery.

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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