It is advisable to test all your boxes if they are durable enough before packing them up. Otherwise, there might be damage if the boxes are in bad condition. A strong box has to hold and support whatever is placed in it. It should be rigid and have no tears, rips, or damage on the corners or punctures. Better safe than sorry. Here is how to pack your boxes properly when moving house:
Reinforce the corners and the bottom end of the boxes with tape. Make several lengths at the closing point. This is crucial, especially for those boxes that have been used before or are broken on the bottom end. While in transit, the content in the box will not fall through the bottom end.
Heavy items first
Make sure you begin packing the heavier load at the bottom of the boxes, and the lighter ones can be on top. This is to prevent the exertion of uneven pressure that might lead to boxes tearing while carrying them.
Boxes should be properly sealable
Ensuring that all the packing boxes can be sealed properly is essential. Items should not stick out of the top to prevent damage. In fact, the top can be filled with tape to ensure the box’s content remains inside.
Get alternatives for small items.
Packaging small things like jewellery and screws in boxes makes no sense. First, you will start by organizing the bolts, screws and other silverware, antique items by wrapping them in paper or plastic bags, each with their own preferably. Then you can put them in a tin. Clothes should be packed in suitcases and not in boxes. Doing this for small things assures safety and prevents mixing up and metallic items from rusting or scratching.