10 Tips to Successfully Packing Your Moving Boxes

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1.Pack one room at a time and pack the least used items first. People often pack everything without deciding what they will need in the coming weeks. They end up having to open up some of the moving boxes to find something they need. Save the items you use most frequently until the last few days to ensure you don't have to go through all the moving boxes searching for needed items.

2.Once you have taped the removal boxes, write on the tape detailed notes about what is in each box. Remember you may know roughly what is in each box but once you have moved and you have the huge task of unpacking 60 boxes, you may want to prioritise what you unpack and leave the unnecessary items for later. Writing things such as "KITCHEN" may not be as convenient as writing detail like "pots/pans/toaster", especially if you require a late night meal after a long day of unpacking.Large Packing Box - Sample Contents

3.Use strong sturdy boxes for moving. All Hire A Box packing boxes used are of very high quality and generally a lot thicker than those use by removalists. Using thick well-made boxes means you can fill the boxes right to the brim and stack them on top of each other without worry they will collapse. It also makes carrying them a lot easier.

4.Ensure the boxes are taped correctly. Run the tape across the bottom of the box along the join at least 2 or 3 times to ensure the bottom doesn't give way whilst it is being carried.

5.Ensure any really expensive items are either carried yourself or are under careful watch. Don't leave your important valuables such as jewellery with removalists who may take less care of something than you would in your own hands.

6.It is best packing practise to put heavier items at the bottom of the box and lighter items towards the bottom. This will ensure the lighter items do not get crushed under a heavy load. Also if you fill a tea chest box for example completely with books, you will find it too heavy to carry. You don't need to risk hurting your or your removalist's back by making the boxes excessively heavy.

7.Use bubble wrap to protect delicate items such as pictures or china. Mark the boxes that carry these items as "Fragile" and mark as "This Side Up" to prevent mishandling. Only use plain white butchers paper when wrapping cutlery and crockery as ink tends to come off onto your goods and stain them when using newspaper sheets.

8.Write down a list of how many medium, large and porta-robe boxes you have packed to ensure that none go missing in between your old premises and your new premises.

9.Get your moving boxes early, this way you can start to pack weeks in advance and not be under stress to finish it quickly. People who pack too quickly may end up throwing everything into boxes and often this will result in items being damaged during transport.

10.Generally small and medium boxes are better to carry smaller heavier items such as books, CD's, glassware etc. Larger boxes are used for bulkier and lighter items such as pots pans, cushions, etc.

This advice is provided by Sydney moving box hire company, Hire A Box, which provides high quality moving boxes for your house or office move. Hire A Box drops the packing boxes off at your current address and picks them up from your new one.

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