Packing Boxes ready for moving home.
When preparing to pack up your possessions it is very important to pack correctly! Most if not all of your possessions will have some sort of value whether it is sentimental value or monetary value it pays to take a little care to ensure it is done the right way.
Packing materials are not cheap to buy but it is paramount that you use a good quality box and packaging materials. Not every one has the budget to buy even the most affordable boxes for their move, whether you choose to buy quality new products or maybe source some good quality used boxes it does not matter so long as you pack them correctly.
Packing a box of Crockery.
Follow these packing tips to ensure your possessions are as safe as possible during your move
- Double tape the bottom of the box this ensures the weight of the contents on the base will not cause the tape to split.
- Place a good layer of crushed paper in the bottom of the box this provides a good cushion to start placing your first layer of plates.
- Plates should be wrapped with newspaper off cuts, the way we prefer to do this is 2 plates at a time
- place your first plate on the paper and fold the corner over the whole plate, place the second plate on top and fold the paper over and wrap the 2 plates together, follow this with a second wrapping of paper for additional padding.
- Place the wrapped plates in the box standing them upright on the edge this will prevent breakages in transit continue this for the first layer in the box.
- Once you have your first layer of plates in the box be sure to pack any voids with more crushed paper!
- Place approximately 50 mm (2 inches) of paper on top of your first layer of plates to provide padding for the next layer.
- The second layer items will depend on the space left in the box you may have a large box where you could put another layer of plates or if not a layer of cups or glasses.
- I would recommend allowing approximately 25 – 50 mm (1 – 2 inches) for more crushed paper on top of your second layer.
- If your wrapping cups or glasses lay the item on a sheet of paper and roll the paper round the glass or cup tuck the paper into the cup and roll this will protect the lip of the cup or glass fold the other end over and wrap in a second sheet for added protection.
- Place the cups or glasses in the box with the lip of the glass or cup facing downwards once you have finished the whole layer fill any voids with crushed paper, ensure you fill the space between the cups and the top of the box with crushed paper to protect the contents from damage. Filling this space also prevents the box from collapsing when being stacked.
The above principles can be applied to most packing procedures and the great thing about self packing, is it will certainly make what could be a potentially expensive house move a lot more affordable.
If you need packing materials we can supply these for you why not ask for a free removal quote when ordering your packing materials.
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