When preparing for a home move, one of the first steps is to select moving boxes early. Moving boxes can be found at storage facilities or through a moving company. In fact many moving companies will do the packing for customers either the day before or the day of the move. But if hiring movers to do the packing is not within the budget, its still important to select the right boxes for the job.
Small, heavy items go into smaller boxes. This size of box is great for books, records, canned food, shoes, and kitchen utensils. Pack books on the side with the binding facing up. When packing shoes, do not over stuff the box or the shoes can become damaged. Also, lightly wrap the shoes in packing paper to prevent scuffing as these may shift around in the box.
Use medium boxes for packing a variety of items such as children’s toys, lamps or lamp shades, kitchen items and small appliances. These boxes can be used for packing up knick-knacks or decorative items throughout the house. Electronic items can be placed in medium boxes if the original box is missing. Don’t forget to pack the TV remote!
Use large boxes to pack lightweight, bulky items such as pillows, bedding, stuffed animals, and large electronic items. Be careful not to overload large boxes or else these will be too heavy to lift.
Dish Packs are large boxes with cell-dividers that make packing the kitchen a snap. Load these up with plates, bowls, glasses, and stemware. Make sure to place extra packing paper in the bottom corners of the box as these are the areas that are most likely to be battered in transit. Wrap each item individually in plain packing paper, not newspaper. Pack heavier pieces towards the bottom and pack your glasses and stemware at the top of the box.
Wardrobe Boxes are the largest moving boxes, each of which can hold twenty to thirty pieces of hung clothing items. Wardrobe boxes contain a built in arm that hangers can be placed upon so that clothing can hang, unwrinkled throughout the move. Shoes can be placed in the bottom of the box or it is possible to drape folded curtains, bed sheets, or table clothes over the bar at the top of the box.
Picture Boxes are four-piece boxes that come in large or small sizes. They can be customized by telescoping in and out to fit any size of framed picture or mirror. Start by wrapping the picture or mirror in bubble wrap. Next simply crumple some packing paper into each box corner and fit each one over a corner of the frame. Tape the box along the seams and your frame is ready to transport!
It may be tempting to get boxes at a local grocery store, however keep in mind that boxes which contained food items may be crawling with unseen critters. For sanitary reasons, avoid used boxes! Also used boxes are often less sturdy than moving boxes. The last thing anyone would want is for the box to give way under the weight of precious household items and fall apart before the items have safely made it to the new home.
Our Sacramento Moving Company employs a staff of over 40 Full-Time Movers and Drivers, with a fleet of 10 trucks. We have performed home and business moving services in and around the Greater Sacramento area for almost 10 years. Sacramento Movers also offers packing services and we also sells boxes and packing supplies.
For more information call Carolyn Durkee, Marketing Manager at the Sacramento office at 916-852-7411 or visit us on our website at www.twomensacramento.com.
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