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DIY Moving - Packing tips

Moving to a new home is an exciting adventure, but the process of packing can be overwhelming. For those who prefer a hands-on approach and want to minimize the time spent by their moving company, taking charge of the packing process is a great option. In this article, we’ll provide you with specific steps on how to efficiently prepare for your upcoming move using standard moving supplies.

Boxes - The Foundation of a Smooth Move

Folding Mastery

  • Fold the bottom of each box securely to ensure stability during the move.
  • Seal the seams with tape, reinforcing the center and adding two more strips with a half-width offset.

Tight and Secure Packing

  • Fill each box tightly to prevent contents from shifting during transit.
  • Seal the top of the box with tape, overlapping the seams for added reinforcement.

Strategic Marking

Apply clear and specific labeling to each box for easy identification during unpacking.

Office Equipment - Ensuring Your Workstation Travels Safely

Computer System Unit

  • Place the system unit in a large box in an upright position for optimal protection.
  • Cover the monitor with a layer of bubble film, securing it against the system unit.

Peripheral Packing

Include keyboard, mouse, computer speakers, wires, etc. in the same box, properly marked.

Printer Protection

Package printers in appropriate-sized boxes or use bubble wrap for added safeguarding.

Household Appliances - A Careful Approach for Safe Transport

Microwave Oven

Wrap in a single layer of bubble film after removing the glass tray.

TV and Monitors

Pack large monitors and plasma televisions in a layer of bubble film and place them in original or special TV boxes.

Refrigerator and Washing Machine

Prepare appliances by securing loose parts and using blankets and stretch film for protection.

Furniture - Disassembling and Safeguarding Your Belongings

Dining Table

  • Flip over and remove legs, extension leaf, or leaves.
  • Apply blankets and thoroughly shrink-wrap for protection.

Wardrobe and Sofas

  • Disassemble and pack parts separately.
  • Use blankets and multiple layers of stretch film for added security.

Expensive Furniture

Special approach for cases, tables, leather sofas, and chairs – pack with moving pads and secure with stretch film.

Glass and Fragile Items - An Extra Layer of Caution

Glass Shelves, Mirrors, etc.

Pack in bubble wrap and corrugated cardboard, ensuring proper marking.

Glassware and Fragile Items

Wrap in bubble wrap or wrapping paper and place in small boxes with clear markings.