Packing to ensure an easy move

Packing to ensure an easy move

If you are one of the many millions of people who intend to move out soon, you will be aware that it can be a very stressful period for the entire family.  One thing you certainly do not want to be worrying about is your belongings staying in one piece.  The good news is that you can make certain that your belongings will stay safe during the move with the use of proper packing techniques.

To start with, try to have on hand items such as strong packing boxes, tissue and ink-free packing paper, several broad tip markers for the purpose of labeling boxes, bubble wrap for packing fragile items, a knife for opening boxes, a pair of scissors and rolls of packing tapes.

Regardless of whether or not you are handling the relocation by yourself or have hired a professional company to make the move but are still handling your own packing, there are a number of tips that need to be kept in mind.  For one thing, you should pack just one room at a time and attempt to keep together items that are similar.  You should then mark on the outside of the box the room name where the items came from.

Other good tips include making sure to pack boxes firmly in order prevent shifting and wrap items one at a time, using bubble wrap or a layer of crushed paper at the bottom of the box for the purpose of cushioning the items.

Jon Huser