Ahh, packing for a move. What a delightful experience. But kidding aside, we all know how challenging packing can be, especially if we’ve got delicate or fragile items or items which are awkwardly-shaped. But even if you don’t have a lot of fragile or delicate items, packing can still be a nerve-wracking activity simply because we often have too many items and belongings. If you’re thinking of making packing for a move easier on yourself, you first have to make sure that you have the right packing materials. So what exactly do you need? It’s time to do away with all the unnecessary extras and just focus on the three most important packing materials you will ever need.
Boxes, boxes, and more boxes
The very first packing material you need to have is boxes – and lots of it. And don’t just settle for any cardboard box you can find – the stronger it is, the better. The boxes you choose should be strong, with good lids as well. It’s also important to make sure that you have the right sizes. Choose small boxes as well as medium-sized and big boxes for your items. The smaller boxes are ideal for heavier items, whilst the bigger boxes are ideal for lightweight items. It’s best to purchase new boxes so you can be sure that they’re strong (and clean), but if you are on a budget, you can ask colleagues, friends, and family first if they have any boxes to spare.
Packing paper is another packing material that can really make packing your items a lot easier. The packing paper serves as protection for your items, especially for the more delicate items. But again, if you are on a budget, you can use simple newsprint. Be aware, though, that newspapers can leave stains or markings due to the ink, so be careful what you pack inside them. What you can do to save on expense is to pack certain items in newspapers, whilst packing other, more delicate items with packing paper.
Yet another essential packing material is bubble wrap. Bubble wrap also serves as ample protection for your items, especially those which are breakable (such as plates and cups). But if you haven’t got bubble wrap or are on a limited budget, you can always make use of old clothing, blankets, towels, or bed sheets where you can wrap fragile possessions when placing them in your moving boxes.
Additional packing materials
Aside from the three main materials you need, there are some other packing materials which can come in handy, as removals and storage Gloucester companies such as Advanced Removals & Storage attest. These include packing tape, scissors, and marker pens (for labelling).
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