1. Obtain a wide selection of cardboard boxes that are in good condition and have double walls. It is essential that you have lots of different sizes since you'll need to store small items that are also heavy like books. It is best to store these in small to medium sized cardboard boxes. Larger boxes are best filled with large items that are bulky such as comforter sets, bed linen, pillows and cushions etc. Buy your packing boxes from Verde Trader.
2. Avoid overfilling the boxes. This is important because they would become too heavy to safely move. In order to pack heavy items, you should place them in small or medium sized boxes and light items in bigger boxes. In the event that you're packing a box with items of mixed weights, you should place the heaviest items at the bottom and lighter items stacked on top of them. This will ensure that your lighter belongings don't get damaged and that the heavy ones are properly supported. Make sure that you don't fill the boxes over the top since if you do, they won't be able to stack neatly on top of one another in the moving van.
3. Always carefully wrap your fragile items. When it comes to packing fragile items, make sure that you wrap them with lots of bubble wrap and tissue paper. This includes items such as china, glasses, vases and more. This will go a long way in ensuring they don't break or become dull. You can even use corrugated cardboard as well as foam wrap in order to fill up areas in between boxes that contain these fragile items. If you have to pack photos and mirrors, make sure that you use lots of wide bubble wrap to make sure that they don't get damaged. When you need to wrap your television, thoroughly wrap in foam wrap and pack it inside of its original box. Also include the remote control so that you can easily find it.
4. Properly seal all boxes. Make sure that you take the time to properly seal the boxes on the bottom as well as on the top. You can use polypropylene tape in order to do so. This is a very strong tape that won't easily unstick. Boxes that contain fragile items should have "fragile labels" labelled on them. Avoid using duct tape or other types of tape to secure your boxes since they aren't strong enough and won't properly adhere to the cardboard boxes.
5. Place labels on all boxes. Always place a label on each box and use a marker to write the contents of the box on the label. You should also include which room the box should be placed in. This will help the movers a great deal and reduce time taken to unpack.
6. Pack all of your essential items last. Avoid packing away items that you require on a daily basis as well as items that you'll need soon after your move is complete. Instead, place these items in a separate survival kit which should be the very last box that is placed on the moving van. Of course, if possible, you should transport this box yourself in your personal vehicle. This will ensure you have all of the items you need, when you need them.