Understanding how to properly pack a box is not nearly as simple as people think, and how you pack them makes all the difference in the world. No matter how careful movers are with your items if your boxes aren’t properly packed items may still arrive damaged!
The first step is to group items of similar size and weight. Try not to put unlike items in the same box (this also makes it easier once you try to unpack your boxes). For example, keep pots and pans in one box and your frames and photos in another.
Wrap any items that you want to protect from breaking or water damage. Books should be wrapped in plastic bags that seal (this also protects photos and paintings). Kitchen items that are breakable can be wrapped in extra kitchen towels, or small blankets. Bubble wrap can be used as well.
Layer the box with extra bubble wrap and packing peanuts. If you do not have access to packing peanuts or bubble wrap use other items you might have to fill the unfilled space, like old newspapers. This prevents your items from moving around in the box during transport. Keep in mind that heavier items should be on the bottom. Read More