There are several ways to pack your things in order to make loading them into the moving van easier. The easiest way is to simply fill up the truck. One way to do this is by cramping your things in; there’s no need to be too careful about how you pack them. On the other hand, if you want an easier time packing your things into the moving van, there are certain techniques that you can use that will help make the job of the movers much more efficient.
Remember that it is in your best interest to ensure that your belongings are packed properly and securely so that they won’t break when being transported. It is not just about saving money but also ensuring the safety of your things. If you don’t pack them carefully into the moving van, there’s a chance that they’ll get damaged during the transport. This would be very frustrating, especially if it were something very valuable or irreplaceable. Here we have eight tips experts like Bernshtam recommend.
- If you can’t find a suitable box or basket for your items, buy some plastic bags and use them to keep the things together. If you don’t have any plastic bags at hand, make some using clear adhesive tape and newspapers. First, fold one of the sheets in half lengthwise (width wise) ad stick the sides together. Then, turn it inside out so that the “tube” you formed is now closed on both ends. Insert your item into this bag and twist or tie both ends.
- If you have too many things to put them all in boxes, wrap each of them with 2-3 layers of strong packing paper before placing them into a wardrobe box.
- Keep your mirror and picture frames in their original boxes and avoid stacking them on top of each other; place some paper or cloth between them instead. If you don’t have the original boxes, make some using thick paper and adhesive tape (see tip No 1). Don’t forget to mark “This Side Up” on all boxes containing mirrors and picture frames.
- If you have a lot of books, it’s best to pack them in wardrobe boxes with removable shelves. The best way to do it is to use adhesive tape again (see tip No 1). Mark each box “Top Shelf” for the top shelf, “Middle Shelf” for the middle shelf, and so on to avoid confusion.
- You can pack your lighter items in wardrobe boxes containing removable bars, for example, wardrobes, dressers, etc. If you don’t have any suitable wardrobe boxes, use adhesive tape again (see tip No 1) and stick it to all four sides of an ordinary cardboard box. Mark this box “Wardrobe Box” and add a list of its contents on the outside (see tip No 4).
- If you’re not going to use packing boxes, wrap each item in newspapers or cloth before placing it into heavy-duty garbage bags (see tip No 1). Don’t forget that garbage bags usually come in big packs, and you might need a few of them to pack all your things.
- If there’s too much glassware for you to pack, buy some plastic bubbles from a dollar store or dollar box and place the items inside them before putting them into wardrobes or boxes. You can use packing paper (see tip No 3) if there’s no bubble wrap available.
- If you’re moving on a hot day, pack your things in the morning and let them cool down before loading them into the moving van. If you pack hot items into the truck on a hot day, they might break or crack due to heat expansion.