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How To Properly Pack Boxes To Safeguard Your Belongings


Moving from one place to another can sometimes be a daunting and overwhelming task. However, there are certain things that homeowners can do in order to reduce some of the frustration and stress associated with moving. For example, learning how to properly pack precious belongings in a box can minimize frustration by preventing damage. The following are a few steps that can make the packing process safer and easier.

The first step in packing moving boxes happens before putting anything in the boxes: organize all of your items that have a similar use into groups. This way, when it comes time to unpack the boxes, all of your kitchen items will be in the same box, all of the items for your bedroom will be in the same box, all the books that you want to put on your bookshelf will be in the same box, and so on.

Next, put packing material on the base of your box. Packing peanuts, packing paper, or bubble wrap can be used. This will help protect your possessions from jarring and chipping during the moving process.

Special care should be taken with fragile items. Carefully wrap them with packing material before you put them into the box. Heavier item should be packed on the bottom and lighter items on top.

Empty spaces between items should be filled with packing material. This way, when the box is moved around, the items will not crash into each other or break.

Close the box completely and seal it with packing tape. This will guarantee that the box does not open up and your precious belongings will not fall out.

Finally, label your box so that you know what is inside of it. This will ensure that once you get to your location, there is no guesswork.

Moving from one location to another can be a challenge. But taking simple steps, like appropriately packing your belongings, can take some of the stress out of the moving process.

Both 5 Star Storage locations offer a one-stop shop for all your packing materials.

And, of course, if you need to store your boxes during the transition, give us a call!