Packing up items for storage can be a daunting task, especially if you don't have a lot of experience packing up your belongings. After all, you want to make sure that your items are safe and secure during transport. Here are six tips to help you ensure your belongings are packed safely and securely:
- Choose the right size box. It's important to use boxes that are the right size for your items. If the box is too big, your items may shift during transport and become damaged. If the box is too small, your items may become cramped and difficult to move. If you're not sure which size to choose, err on the side of caution and go with the larger box size.
- Fill the box evenly. Once you've chosen the right size box, it's important to fill it evenly. This will help prevent your belongings from shifting during transport and potentially breaking. If you're packing light items, consider using bubble wrap or old newspapers to fill any empty space.
- Pack heavy items at the bottom of the box. It's best to put heavier items at the bottom of the box so that they don't crush lighter items. You may also want to pack breakable items in well-padded packaging material to prevent them from being damaged.
- Don't overpack the box. It's important not to overpack the box so that it becomes too heavy to lift or move. Also, make sure that the lid of the box can close securely so that nothing falls out during transport.
- Label the boxes clearly. Once you've packed the boxes, be sure to label them clearly with their contents. This will help you stay organised and makes unpacking easier. Also, if you store with The Box Co., you don’t have to get all your boxes back at once and can only get boxes with certain labels returned.
- Use strong tape. Boxes can be subjected to a lot of wear and tear during a move, so it's important to use strong tape to secure them. Masking tape or duct tape are both good options and it’s advisable to use plenty.
By following these steps, you can help ensure that your belongings are safe and secure while in transit.