“We’re having movers come and take our things from this house to our new forever home,” Donna said. “I’ve never had movers before. So I have some questions. How full can I pack a moving box? Do I need to tape all the boxes? Should I disassemble my furniture?”
How Full Can I Pack a Moving Box?
Fill your moving boxes as completely as possible. The reason to do this is that moving boxes that contain a great deal of empty space within them are more likely to collapse when other boxes are stacked on top of them. In terms of weight, try to keep each box less than fifty pounds. This helps the movers move efficiently, and it’s also a good idea when you’re the person moving the boxes around at your new address.
How to Pack Fragile Items for Moving
Use two inches of packing material on the bottom and sides of your moving box, and then pack your fragile items inside. Remember to put cushioning material between your fragile items, to keep individual pieces from knocking into each other and causing damage. Once the items are in the box, use another two inches of packing material to cover them before closing and taping the box. Make sure to label all fragile boxes with eye catching labels, and indicate which way is up.
Do I Need to Tape All the Boxes?
Yes. It’s also a good idea to label boxes, with some indication of what’s in them and what room they should go into. This will help your Boston moving company deliver everything to your new address efficiently.
Do I Need to Disassemble the Furniture
Every person has a different level of comfort and ability with disassembling their furniture, so if you have any hesitancies on this question, see what assistance your local moving company can provide. That being said, it’s always a good idea to empty all dresser, desk and table drawers. Most bed frames are disassembled prior to moving. If you have fragile or antique furniture you may want to have it crated prior to moving.