Are you planning to relocate your home or office? Are you still deciding if you should move everything yourself or hire a professional moving company? Whichever one you choose, here are some safety tips for moving boxes.
Strengthen Cardboard Boxes
Most of your smaller items such as household appliances, books, and cutlery can easily be packed in cardboard boxes. These boxes are usually durable. But as a safety guideline, double-tape the base of the boxes so they do not separate and release your items on the floor. You can also place an extra board lining at the base of the box for extra support.
Using New or Used Boxes?
If you’re doing the packing yourself, you may get used boxes from supermarkets, friends or family. However, we recommend you buy new boxes to reduce the chances of damage to your fragile or expensive items. The benefits will far outweigh the cost.
Do not Overload Boxes
Thicker cardboard boxes work well for heavier items or those that have irregular shapes. But do not over-pack them. Always use the recommended weight for each box. It usually guarantees that you can safely move your items in a secure manner.
Moving Heavy Boxes
You do not need to physically lift very heavy boxes. Always use proper equipment like a 2-wheel or 4-wheel dolly to move boxes and furniture around. Furniture sliders can also be used to move furniture across a room. These tools help reduce the wear and tear on the boxes. They also take the strain off your body and prevent injuries to your lower back.
Using the correct type of box will prevent damage to yourself and your delicate, heavy or sentimental items. You don’t have to do it alone. We have all the tools and a variety of boxes to help with your move. Contact us today.