When you’re packing up your most valuable possessions to move them to your new home, there’s a lot to think about. Other than the great memories that your personal treasures can remind you of, packing up your life can be challenging. How you pack up your possessions will determine whether they will survive your move in good condition.
Boxes are something that you shouldn’t skimp on. The boxes you select to pack your stuff into should be rated to the standard 135-pound corner-crush strength level. If your boxes have been previously used, they should be intact enough so that they don’t break under a reasonable amount of weight. Make sure to label your boxes as to what is inside of them and where they should go in the moving truck. Keeping your boxes organized will make it much easier to unpack at your new home.
Weight Distribution and Limits
Distributing the amount of weight you intend to pack into each box is vital, in order to keep shifting of the load to a minimum level. Placing heavier objects over lighter ones makes the box top heavy and more likely to tip over, as well as endangering the lighter objects inside the box. Avoid loading more than 50 pounds inside each box. This helps save the box and your back.
Room Around the Edges
When you pack a box, remember that there needs to be crush space on every side of the objects you are moving. This space should be at least an inch and should be packed tightly with filler material. Your boxes then can be tightly loaded into the truck without being crushed. This also helps protect the contents of your boxes if any happen to fall over in transit.
Loading the moving truck with everything you have packed is a chore, but it is one that needs to be done thoughtfully. It can be tempting to simply load things into the truck haphazardly. However, putting some thought into your placement can spare your items from potential damage and allow you to load efficiently. The more tightly the truck is loaded, the less likely you will be to have to make multiple trips.
Help With Packing
Packing can be a chore that you just don’t have time for with all the other things you need to do with a move. Because of this, you may want to consider hiring a crew to pack up your belongings for you. Contact Winter Moving & Storage today and let the professionals handle the job for you.