One of the hassles that overwhelms us when it comes to moving is packaging. We need to ensure our packaging is durable, so that our valuable items remain intact and are safely delivered to our new house. Using proper packaging material is crucial as it can help us avoid costs from damaged goods. For example, using newspapers to wrap glassware results in the glass getting inky and dirty. This can be avoided by using good packaging supplies, which in turn also spares us the hassle of cleaning glassware after unpacking.
There are a number of places where we can buy packing material from, including: office supply outlet, mail service stores, and retail stores. It is best to surf online to explore through a variety of packing material. We can also compare prices of different companies. However, we should bear in mind that certain companies only deal in large quantity sales. We should first navigate the sites to make sure a smaller quantity can be purchased from there.
If we’re looking to save money, we can inquire from local stores for spare boxes that have been used to deliver goods to their stores. We can get a variety of boxes. It is best to find out when these storeowners receive their shipments, so we can get hold of these boxes before they’re thrown out or utilized elsewhere. Before using them, we should make sure we’re using proper sizes that are congruous with the items we need to pack. Using a bigger box than needed can have the items float around in the extra space, being more susceptible to damage.
Specialty boxes are designed to decently fit items. They are available online and in stores. Items such as artwork and mirror boxes can also find themselves frame protectors that fit inside the box ensuring the corners are well protected from uploading and offloading impact. Frame protectors thoroughly secure corners while corrugated cardboard helps protect glass surfaces during transit. Other items such as lamps, guitars, mattresses and cribs also have fit-to-shape specialty boxes that can be found online. Although, for most people file boxes aren’t necessary, they are a worthwhile addition to our packaging supplies. When it comes to our paper files we can often neglect using a box for it. But having our paper file packed adequately helps us stay organized without having to reorganize all our papers into the file after shifting it.
Packing supplies entail some very convenient tools including tape dispenser, packing tape and paper, box cutters, markers, bubble wrap and packing peanuts. Even though, many people can manage without these supplies, using these supplies provides extra protection to our belongings. It greatly adds to our convenience and gives us peace of mind. It also keeps us organized and saves us time from cleaning off remnants of newspaper and tape after unpacking.
On a side note, it is useful to gather all the packing supplies in a separate box to keep things within our reach as we continue packing.