Moving can be hectic and just the thought of it alone will make you restless. One disturbing thing about moving is that you keep thinking of how to package your household items and other things properly to avoid damage in transit. Everything you own has to be properly fit into boxes to make moving more convenient, and choosing the right box may seem difficult as it may be hard for you to make your decision. Picking the wrong boxes might make your fears of a hectic moving come to pass, so here are tips to help you pick the right boxes.
- Make a thorough inspection
Always inspect, and don’t just pick up any box you come across, especially from grocery stores because they may have bugs in them since they are still stains of food items and sugar on them. If you insist on picking up any box without proper inspection, you are creating a new problem for yourself, as these bugs will disturb you in your new home.
- Consider purchasing new ones
Even though you may not need them again, it is always a nice idea to buy new boxes since they will benefit you a lot as brand new and also handle your moving needs properly.
- Collect various sizes
One mistake you could make while moving is using boxes of the same size. Even if big boxes will contain most items, it is not advisable to use them all through. What if there is still space in one of the boxes, and as you move, all items shake and some break?
Use small boxes for books, collectibles and other related items. Medium boxes will do well for kitchen items, gadgets, and also other related items. Ensure that they are packed tight enough to prevent items from colliding with one another. For hard to carry and bulky items like pillows, lamps, etc., use large boxes. There are also wardrobe boxes you can use and they will free you of the stress of folding and unfolding clothes.
- Packing fragile items
You already know that glasses should be treated with care, so make use of internal corrugated dividers to help keep everything separate, and you can also use mailing tubes to hold cutlery and special glasses. Additionally, you can use bubble cushioning or packing paper to secure things more, making your mind rest.
- Get items ready early enough
To prevent frustration, to save time and energy, ensure that the right supplies for moving are ready. Make sure the packing tape is available, together with labels and markers for easy identification. You should also get hand trucks and carts ready, as they will reduce the work load and make it easy for you to move boxes and other items quickly.
Moving is something you cannot avoid especially if you want to leave your current location and relocate to somewhere else, either because of work, better living conditions or other factors. For you to make your moving a memorable one rather than a nightmare, you should make use of the right boxes.