Packing Materials When Moving Home

You’ve decided that you’ll be packing your precious possessions yourself. So where do you start? Well, for a start you’re going to need boxes and whatnot to transport your items from your old home to your new one. So what will you need?

 

Several different sizes of boxes for a start. Make sure that they are still easy for you to handle without doing yourself an injury. Rule of thumb: If you can run with it while trying to survive the Zombie Apocalypse then it’ll probably be safe enough to carry without putting your spine out.

 

Next, you’ll need packing materials: packing tape, bubble wrap packing paper…

 

There are several options available to you. The DIY, recycling “green” option. Your local supermarket and off license may end up being a treasure trove for previously used boxes. Speak to the customer service agents or store managers. Even your local corner store may be an excellent source of free or near free boxes. Bottle Store boxes are particularly handy for moving fragile items, since a lot of them already contain a variety of packing materials and are reasonably strong to accommodate booze bottles which are considered fragile. Choose boxes that are in excellent condition, that have not gotten wet or mouldy.

 

Start collecting your daily local and national newspapers for your packing paper. It may even be wise to ask your neighbours for their old newspapers. Scrunching up sheets of newspaper works wonderfully well as batting to protect your items in their temporary home in the box. It is also a bit more fiscally responsible and environmentally friendly.

 

Your next option is to order what the cool kids call “packing kits” online. Companies generally offer several packages based on your needs, that contain a variety of sizes in terms of boxes, packing materials and other assorted bits and bobs you didn’t even know you needed. What is nice about it is that often you can build your own kit. The delivery times are fast (always a bonus when getting ready to move) and generally reliable. It is a no muss, no fuss option.

 

You have the option of bubble wrap, tissue paper, newspaper offcut reams, foam rolls, void fills, box sealing tape, corrugated paper rolls and bubble furniture covers to protect your furniture from the moving process. It’s a good way to avoid scuff marks and some protection to the fabric.

 

All that remains is for you to make the choice, or even combining the two options in a way that will work best for you.

 

Now that you’ve got everything ready to be packed up, consider opting for a cheap man and van service to save on house moving costs.

 

 

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