How to pack properly for a moving - Moving Mates
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Moving out it’s actually a stressful situation for everyone, but some ideas (simple and cool) can make this process easier and cheaper.

First of all, a cardboard box must be prepared and assembled in the correct way to prevent it from opening at the time of transportation. So let’s go step by step. Turn the box upside down.

1 – Use boxes of the right size

Place heavy items, such as books, in small boxes;
light items such as bedding and pillows in larger boxes.

Large boxes, filled with heavy items, are a common complaint on the day of the change. They will only make the job more difficult, and there will also be a greater chance of disassembling or breaking.

Place heavier items on the bottom of the box, lighter items on the top.

2 – Label each box with the name of the room and a description of its contents

This will help you and the change company to know where each box belongs in their new place. Numbering each box and keeping an inventory list on a small notebook is a good way to keep track of what you packaged and to make sure you still have it all when you unpack.

3 – How to Pack Your Dishes

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To pack your dishes, put shackle paper (can be newspaper) around each one. Then wrap packages of five or six along with more paper. Put the dishes aside inside the boxes, do not put one on top of the other. Abuse the shrunk paper as padding above and below.

Cups and bowls can be placed one inside the other, with paper in the middle, and wrap three or four in a packet of shackle or newspaper.

4 – Organizing Cables and Wires

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Before you disconnect wires and cables from your computer (or other electronic devices), take a picture. This simple click will help you before installing everything without a headache in the new home.

A good way to organize wires, cables and everything else (aside from avoiding that whole twist that only happens when cables meet), is by taking rolls of toilet paper. Just write on the outside of each roll, where it’s from, and what each string is for. This can save you hours of trial and error.

5 – First Night Box

We know that the first day of change is a tremendous mess. Since you probably will not have time to unpack and store everything, put in a few boxes everything you need to survive with dignity, labeled “First Night Box.”

There you can put, for example: toothbrushes, deodorant, toilet paper, kitchen utensils, flashlight, clothes, medicines and wallet with documents and money.

6 – How to Pack Fragile Objects

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If you do not have bubble wrap at home, a simple and practical way to pack fragile items is to use towels and pillows inside a box.

Ideally, do not leave empty spaces to prevent the object from moving during transport. Do not forget to write “Fragile” in the box.

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