Shipping & Moving Boxes
First you need to determine how many boxes you need and in which sizes. Usually, professional movers offer boxes of a standard size, but you can get custom ones depending upon the goods you need to pack in it. There are usually 3 sizes: Medium, Large, and Extra-Large.
Medium-sized boxes are usually for common items in any household. You can use them to pack your kitchen utensils, medicines, or even books, etc. Large-sized boxes are for heavier items, meanwhile, Extra Large boxes are for towels and bedding, curtains, etc.
Packing paper is soft and smooth and provides excellent protection to glass surfaces and delicate items. In addition to wrapping, it can also be used to create cushioning layers between the items in a box or can be crumpled and wedged in the empty spaces in a moving container to prevent shifting during transit.
Reinforcing and sealing your boxes is as important for the safety of your items as providing sufficient padding. If a box opens or breaks during the move, the amount or quality of the cushioning materials you have used will not matter at all. And if the moving blankets and other protective coverings don’t stay in place, they will be of no good to your furniture and other larger items. So, make sure you use lots of quality packing tape to seal and reinforce your boxes and to secure the wrapping around your larger household pieces.
Scissors, or Box Cutter:
You will need something to cut the bubble wrap, packing paper, cardboard pieces, cords, packing tape, etc.
Bubble wrap is crucial for protecting fragile items during a move. The air-filled material will provide perfect protection to your plates, glasses, sensitive electronics, and other breakables – it will prevent breaking and scratching, will absorb any undesirable shocks during transit, and will keep your delicate possessions intact. Bubble wrap can also be used to wrap protruding furniture parts.
Suitcases and travel bags:
Suitcases and travel bags are meant to hold your clothes and personal items during a trip, so they are very convenient when moving house as well. This is especially true for wheeled suitcases that are very easy to move around – perfect for packing books and other heavy items.