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How to pack the boxes

Usually shifting to a new home brings some joy and sorrow together. You feel excited to move to a new space perhaps more suitable to your current need but at the same time feel sad to miss your neighbors, the maple tree in your courtyard and also a particular cozy corner in your leaving room.  At this point of time it makes you feel more miserable as you find it really difficult to pack your boxes with your entire possessions. It is really cumbersome process to pack all the belongings from a notebook to a cutlery box. But it can be managed very systematically if you pay a little time to plan your steps in packing your boxes.

Here are some steps to follow while you pack your boxes for a new home:

  • Try to pack one room at a time if possible, and start with items that are least often used.
  • Make a full list of articles you are packing. Give priority to valuable things.
  • Use sturdy boxes. Fill the boxes to the brim and seal the leads with adhesive tapes. This will allow you to stack the boxes on top of one another.
  • Tape the bottom of the boxes with tapes to safeguard the articles from falling down.
  • Do not make the boxes too heavy so that it becomes difficult to move.
  • Try to distribute heavy and light items evenly in each box to keep the weight in a moderate range.
  • Always wrap the easily breakable things with news paper, bubbles or cloth. Make separate boxes for fragile items which can be kept on top. And never forget to make a tag on the box mentioning it requires careful handling.

Beside these few basic guidelines you also need to keep certain other factors which will make your process of packing your boxes more easy and effective.

Always use the right size boxes. Put heavy items, like books, in small boxes; light items, like linens and pillows, in bigger ones. This will help you to manage the weight of the packing boxes.

Put heavier items on the bottoms of boxes, lighter items on top. This will be good for the articles inside. It also becomes easy to move the boxes as they will have a better balancing factor.

Don’t leave empty spaces in the boxes. Fill in gaps with clothing, towels, or packing paper. This will set the articles in their right spaces instead of rolling inside.

Avoid mixing items from different rooms in the same box. It will make you work faster both the time of packing and unpacking.

Label each box with the room it’s destined for and a description of its contents. This avoids mixing of articles of different rooms and makes your rearranging easier.

Author : Alison Katte