As a removal company, we have extensive experience in moving properties. We provide full packing services, so we know a thing or two about packing cardboard boxes.
Here’s how to pack your boxes efficiently.
- Cardboard boxes of various sizes
- Packing Tape
- Marker Pen
- Packing Paper / Bubble wrap
Removal Company Recommends: Put Heavy Items At The Bottom
When packing cardboard boxes, we recommend putting heavy items at the bottom. It’s important to pack smartly when it comes to cardboard boxes to ensure the integrity of the box holds up during the move. When packing them into the vehicle, we ensure we put heavy boxes in first to provide a stable base for the rest of the boxes.
Pack Boxes Full
As a removal company, we’ve packed thousands of boxes in our time. For maximum efficiency, ensure boxes are packed full. This will be safer for the boxes, and will also free up more room in the transportation vehicle.
Avoid overfilling and underfilling the boxes, as this can cause problems. Ensure the box can close comfortably and level, because it will be stacked on top of other boxes. Underfilling boxes can compromise the integrity of a box. If another heavy box were to be stacked on top, this could cause weaknesses in the material and possible damage.
If you do have space left in a box, you could use soft materials like table cloths or bedding to provide protection for the items inside. Packing paper and bubble wrap can also be used.
Once you have packed the boxes with your belongings, it’s important to use a marker pen to write some information on it. This is useful for yourself and the removal company. This way, they will know how to handle the boxes and where to put them at the other side.
Label the box with the room that the items are going to and write a brief list of what’s inside the box. This way, if you need anything desperately, you can locate it quite easily. Ensure you write on 2 faces of the box, on one side and on the top. This will just be helpful to access and read when boxes are stacked on top of each other.
Finally, if there’s fragile items in the box, ensure this is written on there. It will tell the handlers to pick up the box with caution, and it will also impact how it is packed in the moving vehicle. You could even write on there if a box is particularly heavy.
Contact Us Today For A Quality Removal Company
Our team can be as involved in the packing process as you would like. If you would prefer to pack your own belongings, we can provide you with the right supplies. For more information on our services, get in touch with us now.