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Your Complete Guide to Moving Boxes and Packing Techniques

Are you gearing up for a big move? Packing up your life can feel like a daunting task, but with the right strategy and tools, it can be a breeze. One of the key elements of a successful move is choosing the right moving boxes and materials.

Since running our click-and-collect box shop, we’ve helped communicate and outline what the right boxes are for what purpose.

Let’s guide you through the moving process and explore how to use these essential moving and packing supplies effectively.

Types of Moving Boxes:

Tea Chest:

Perfect for packing lighter items such as bedding, clothes, and soft toys. These large boxes make it easy to keep things organised and minimise the risk of damage.

Book Box:

Designed with reinforced walls, these boxes are ideal for heavy items such as books, DVDs, and small appliances. Just be careful not to overload them to avoid straining your back.

Crystal Box:

If you have fragile items like glassware or china, crystal boxes are a must-have. For example, our Crystal Boxes have a strong twin cushion crystal box that protects items susceptible to breakage.

Carry Box:

With convenient handles for easy lifting, these boxes are perfect for miscellaneous items such as kitchen utensils, toys, and office supplies. They’re also great for packing essentials you’ll need right away in your new place.

Wine Box with Inserts:

Designed to keep your precious cargo safe during the move, these boxes can also be used for other tall, fragile items like vases or lamps. The inserts ensure that everything stays securely in place.

Archive Boxes:

Ideal for organising and storing paperwork, files, and documents. These sturdy boxes can handle the weight of heavy papers without buckling under pressure.

Essential Packing Materials:

Bubble Wrap:

An absolute lifesaver for protecting fragile items from bumps and bruises during the move. Wrap each delicate item individually for maximum protection.

Butchers Paper:

Perfect for wrapping items with delicate surfaces, such as mirrors or electronic devices. It provides a protective layer without leaving any sticky residue behind.

Packing Tape Dispenser:

Invest in a good-quality packing tape dispenser to make the packing process smoother and more efficient. Secure your boxes with sturdy packing tape to keep everything safely contained.

How to Pack Like a Pro:

Plan Ahead:

Start packing well in advance to avoid a last-minute rush. Begin with items you don’t use often and work your way up to everyday essentials.

Label Everything:

Make sure to label each box with its contents and the room it belongs in. This will make unpacking a breeze and help you find what you need when you need it.

Pack Strategically:

Place heavier items at the bottom of the boxes and lighter items on top to maintain balance and prevent crushing. Fill any empty spaces with packing materials to minimise shifting during transit.

Handle with Care:

Remember to lift boxes properly to avoid straining your back. Bend your knees and lift with your legs, not your back. Consider using dollies or hand trucks for heavy boxes.

Protect Fragile Items:

Wrap fragile items carefully with bubble wrap or butchers paper and cushion them with packing materials inside the box. Don’t forget to mark these boxes as “Fragile” for extra care during the move.

With these tips and tricks, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle your move like a pro. Need some boxes now? Our box shop has got you sorted.

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