Packing tape for moving boxes
Packing tape offers a far superior seal compared to duct tape or masking tape. This will help to keep your possessions safe from moisture and dust during the move.
Don’t pack hazardous or flammable material into a packing box
There are some items that should never be place into a packing box. They include toxic chemicals, fuel, oil, kerosene, loaded weapons, and fertiliser. If you are using a removals company, contact them for a full list of hazardous items that should not be packed into boxes.
You should also avoid placing perishables like frozen food, open food containers and produce into packing boxes. They can generate moisture that damages your boxes and the food may go rancid during the journey, contaminating your cargo.
Use packing paper to fill the gaps
Avoid leaving gaps in packing boxes, because it allows the objects in the box to move around during transit. Fill in the gaps with packing paper or newspaper.
Try to use new packing boxes when possible
For a number of reasons, it’s always best to use new packing boxes when possible:
- You know a new box has structural integrity and won’t fall apart
- A new box is free of dirt and dust, which can contaminate your possessions
- A new box is sanitary and does not harbour any germs!
- Using new boxes that are all the same size will help you fit more cargo into the removals truck
Wrap fragile items in plastic bubble wrap and packing paper
When placing fragile items into packing boxes, it is important to protect them appropriately for the long journey. They should be covered with layers of thick bubble wrap and packing paper. There are many types of packing paper available including jet wraps (tough corrugated paper), tissue paper, and thick packing paper.