Tips for packing moving boxes
Having the right boxes won’t make a difference if the
boxes aren’t properly packed. These tips will help you pack your
property safely and securely.
When packing appliances, be sure to apply several layers of heavy
duty tape to the bottom of the box. Lay down a layer of padding
in the bottom of the box, such as newsprint or bubble wrap. Wrap
the appliance itself in newsprint.
When packing your artwork, be sure to slip corrugated corners
on the edges of each piece. Any items with glass overlays including
mirrors and artwork should be treated to a corner-to-corner X of
masking tape to reinforce the glass. Then wrap the entire item in
bubble wrap. Put crumpled newsprint or a layer of bubble wrap in
the bottom of your box and slide the item in. If necessary, add
more newsprint or bubble wrap in the sides of the box to keep it
from jostling. If your box isn’t already marked, be sure to
clearly label it as fragile.
For glassware, wrap items individually in newsprint and put layers
of bubble wrap in between flat items like bowls and plates. Placing
the heaviest items in the bottom, work your way up toward the lightest
items and finish with a cushioning layer of crumpled newsprint or
When packing your clothing in wardrobe boxes simply hang the items
on the box’s rod and secure the top with tape. Flat wardrobe
boxes are excellent packing choices for folded clothing from drawers.
Use special boxes for your electronic equipment if the original
boxes are unavailable. These boxes are heavier and stronger than
other types of moving boxes and frequently have several layers of
corrugation to protect your fragile electronics.