Using the right packing materials is crucial when moving. There are several good options. Packing paper is affordable and suitable for many kitchen items and other objects. However, for fragile items, bubble cushioning is a better choice. To save money, you can wrap objects in a mixture of paper and bubble wrap. Styrofoam packing peanuts are useful to fill empty spaces in boxes. Packing foam (sold in rolls, sheets and pouches) is pricier but very easy to use. Another expensive but useful option is the specialty packing kit. This includes, for example, boxes with dividers for packing wine glasses.
- Packing paper is essential when moving because it allows you to protect your items at a very cheap price.
- Styrofoam packing peanuts are valuable because they can fill up empty space and prevent items from moving around in boxes.
- The best way to make sure that fragile items are packed safely is to simply buy a specialty packing kit.
“These items provide (in our opinion) the best protection for everything from fragile stemware and dishes to delicate antiques and electronics.”