Moving day can be as stressful as outpatient surgery. Proper planning can save a lot of stress and time. Start stocking up on used cardboard boxes a few weeks in advance. While you’re hunting cardboard be sure to get some plastic containers for the more fragile items. Collect old news paper and shred them. It may be a better idea to purchase new sturdy moving boxes too. And you may need some filler to further protect our valuables. Once it’s all packed into the box and filled, be sure to use good packing tape for secure stability. Don’t be afraid to use a bit for each box to keep structurally sound. Don’t forget to label each box so that you don’t forget with box has what stuffs in it.
- Using storage bins that have lids is a great way to move your items, however they do cost more than cardboard.
- Make sure to label everything you pack.
- Packing peanuts and bubble wrap are great for fragile items as they can help prevent them from getting damaged during the move.
“Corrugated cardboard boxes can be remarkably sturdy and resistant to minor impacts.”