Choosing Packing Supplies for Moving
If you’ve ever had to move to a new location, only to find that some of your belongings were damaged during the move, you know just how important finding the right packing supplies can be. Unfortunately, many people are in a hurry, which means they often throw things into a box without considering what packing materials would ensure safe transport. In addition, some packing supplies can be expensive, and some movers will do anything they can to avoid purchasing expensive supplies. How do you know which packing materials to use when moving, and when is it a good idea to purchase packing supplies?
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Paper is an economical choice
For many items, especially breakable plates, and small knickknacks, the paper is a great packaging option. Because you can use multiple pieces and paper can be crinkled to contour to the item you’re packing, it is very effective at protecting most breakable items. Paper can also be packed around items to ensure that they don’t move around inside the box.
The best part about using paper is that it is readily available. A newspaper is a great option because you can find it almost anywhere, but you can buy high-quality packing paper too. When you purchase packing paper, make sure you look for a product that is made out of recycled materials.
Sometimes, paper just won’t do. When you’re looking for packing supplies that will protect precious or expensive items, turn to bubble wrap. Although it doesn’t contour to items as well as paper does, bubble wrap does provide more protection. It also comes in large rolls, which is perfect for wrapping large items that sheets of paper just won’t cover.
It is always a good idea to wrap electronic items in bubble wrap. TVs, video game consoles, and computers should all be wrapped in bubble wrap before being placed in a box. Large, breakable items like table lamps and antiques should be placed in bubble wrap as well.
Geami packing wrap
Need packing supplies, but don’t want to contribute to landfill waste? Boxbee offers Geami packing wrap that acts a lot like bubble wrap. It offers more protection than packing paper, but it is made of biodegradable and compostable materials.
In addition, Geami wrap is much more flexible than bubble wrap. It can easily be used to wrap delicate and breakable items, like wine glasses. It also comes on a large roll, so you can double wrap extremely fragile items.
Using what you have
Finding the right packing supplies doesn’t have to be expensive! There are plenty of packing materials tucked away in the corners of your home that can safeguard your belongings without having to spend an outrageous amount of money on packing supplies.
Towels are a great option. Because of their large size, they can effectively wrap more than one item. Fluffy towels also fit snugly into boxes, which further prevents damage. Blankets and sheets can be used to wrap large items that might damage walls, such as dressers, tables, and desks.
Your closet is full of free packing supplies! Shirts and sweatshirts can protect fragile items. They can even be rolled up to act as a buffer in boxes with extra space.
When you follow these tips for packing supplies, you’ll find that you can transport your belongings safely and for less money than you think. If you need some help deciding which packing supplies would work best for specific items, contact a moving company or give Boxbee a call. Because they move delicate and bulky items each and every day, they can provide you with expert advice.