Last Updated on March 6, 2023 by admin
Anyone who has ever moved knows it. A moving box that is way too full, too heavy, and can hardly be lifted. Fear that the box will tear open with every step. And then, in the middle of the stairs, it’s ready, and it tears open. And there you are, standing in the middle of the stairs, with a torn open moving box and books everywhere on the stairs. Books that must, of course, be picked up. As if there wasn’t enough to do… We will share our best packing tips with you in this article to avoid this scenario. Moving can be fun and stress-free, but we have to do it with some policies.
Heavy stuff calls for heavy artillery.
First of all, there is nothing wrong with cheap moving boxes. If you don’t have a lot of heavy/breakable items, you can easily carry out the move with cheaper moving boxes. Maaaarrr, do you have a mini library at home, or do you like smaller heavy collectibles? Then really invest in more expensive professional auto lock boxes. These will really prevent a lot of stress and, depending on the number of moving boxes, will only save a few tens.
Books in book boxes, wardrobe in wardrobe boxes?
If you really want to do everything by the book, then book and wardrobe boxes are also purchased. The book boxes are smaller in size than normal boxes but extra sturdy. In this way, it is difficult to place too many books in it, and you are sure that the boxes do not tear open. Don’t feel like putting your wardrobe in suitcases, or do you simply have too many clothes for that? With wardrobe boxes, you can simply hang your clothes in the box. It saves time when unpacking, and nothing needs to be ironed.
Room by room
The boxes have been purchased or rented; it doesn’t matter. We can start! We put a number of moving boxes in every room. As soon as these are packed, a label will be placed that clearly states the origin/destination room, and the moving box will remain in the room until the move. In this way, the boxes can also be loaded into the bus per room and unloaded again in the new home. A smooth move is in the details.
Divide the weight
As mentioned before, don’t make the boxes too heavy. It is no fun for your back, and things can really go wrong with less-quality moving boxes. So make sure you distribute the weight evenly. If you put a number of books in a moving box, fill the box with some lighter items. Think of towels, tea towels, or pillows. The advantage of this is that when you fill the boxes, you also prevent them from collapsing when you stack them in the moving van.
The label on the moving boxes
As mentioned, you can recognize a smooth move by the details. You do not need to label the moving boxes. You can also just throw everything in 1 pile and someday, one day, open every box and take it to the right room. Doesn’t this sound stressful enough not to? We, therefore, suggest that you label the moving box immediately after you have filled the box. This way, you can immediately place the moving box in the right room, and if you have time, you can unpack per room.
Help from friends and family? Also, label the rooms.
Slightly off topic because this is not necessarily about moving boxes, but still very useful. If you have neatly labelled the moving boxes, it can also be useful to label the rooms in the new home. It seems like an exaggeration, but it’s really just more convenient for everything and everyone. You don’t have to explain what is true every time, but label 1 on the moving box in room 1. The child can do the laundry.
Pack your fragile items well
You have to be extra careful with fragile items such as crockery and glass. Use wrapping paper and bubble wrap. If you don’t have this or not enough, you can also wrap cups and saucers in old paper, for example. Use tea towels and hand towels for larger, fragile items like dishes.
Equipment? Original packaging + cables and accessories included.
In an ideal scenario, you have kept the boxes of the TVs. There is nothing better than moving the equipment to the appropriate box. Put all the cables and accessories in it right away, so you don’t have to look for the TV remote control in the living room.
You can’t start packing too early.
It is always more stuff than you think, and it always takes more time than you might think. So just start on time. There is nothing wrong with filling the first boxes a few weeks before the move. If it turns out that everything is going well, you can immediately make a good plan/schedule. Next, start packing the things you don’t need, such as camping gear, Christmas items, or summer gear. Finally, pack the cutlery, so the things you need until the last day. Also, place these items in a special moving box or with a special label. These are also the things you will need first in the new home.
Clean up your household effects where possible
Does everything really have to be taken to the new home? Over the years, a person often collects a lot of things. Some items are practical, while others have sentimental value. And then you often have things that are just collecting dust. That is why it can be good to check whether you really want it in your new home. Maybe you can earn some pocket money with it, or you can make someone happy with it who really needs it.
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