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The Best Packing Materials for Your Move

Are you stressed about moving house? Feeling overwhelmed just thinking about all your belongings and how you’re going to pack them all up?

Well, you’re not alone. In a UK survey, 40% of homeowners said that moving house was the most stressful event of their lives. In the survey, 65% of the respondents admitted losing sleep due to stress over moving.

By using suitable packing materials, you can make the experience considerably less traumatic.

Continue reading to learn about the best materials available for packing.

Cardboard Boxes

You can find these reliable moving boxes in three sizes: small, medium, and large. Try to pack your heavier things in smaller boxes and your lighter items, such as pillows and clothes, in bigger boxes.

Pack the heaviest items in the bottom of your cardboard boxes and ensure to fill the space so that your items remain stable inside.

Packing Paper

You can use packing paper as a filler inside your moving boxes, but it’s also perfect for wrapping any and every item that you need to pack.

It’s the cheapest option and takes up minimal space. However, for exceptionally fragile items, you should consider other packing materials. That’s because paper does not provide the best protection.

Bubble Wrap

For those items that need extra care, bubble cushion wrap is on hand to provide greater levels of protection. Originally invented to be sold as wallpaper, bubble wrap is a lightweight plastic material made of tiny air-filled bubbles.

It is more expensive than packing paper. Therefore, it’s a good idea to wrap your extra fragile things in packing paper before adding a layer of bubble wrap on top. If you require help moving homes, our professional packers use appropriate materials and provide a quick and efficient packing service.

Packing Peanuts and Packing Foam

Styrofoam packing peanuts help prevent items from breaking while in transit. Ensure your items are wrapped in proper packing materials before adding packing peanuts to fill the empty spaces in your moving boxes.

Packing foam is available in various forms, such as foam rolls, foam pouches, foam sheets, and foam corner guards. Foam pouches are an excellent and reliable choice for protecting smaller items, while foam rolls and sheets are more appropriate for oversized items. Packing foam is easy to use but is generally a more expensive option.

Packing Tape

Don’t forget the packing tape! Whatever material you use to wrap your items, secure them by applying tape to stay in place. Invest in a high-quality packing tape that is sticky and clear.

Use a generous amount to secure your moving boxes. For heavier boxes, tape extra strips on the sides and criss-cross for additional support.

Combine Your Packing Materials Wisely

Now you have the know-how to make your move a success. A careful combination of the above-listed packing materials will ensure that all your items arrive at your new home intact.

If you found this article helpful, check out our professional packing tips to help you avoid a moving disaster.

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