Are you planning to hire a local NWA mover? How important are your moving boxes when someone else is moving your possessions? Read on to learn more on the subject.

After heavy lifting, packing boxes may be the most difficult part of moving. It’s important to pack your boxes correctly to reduce strain and minimize the chances of damage to your belongings during transport. 

Plus, improperly packing boxes means more work on your end and likely a more difficult move as well. With that in mind, it makes sense to actively avoid the most common mistakes people make when packing up boxes for a move.

Accurately assess your needs.

Before you ever pack up that first item, you need to ensure that you have the right boxes—both in size and quantity. Many packers fail to assess their belongings before packing accurately. They end up cramming too much into each box or putting items in boxes that aren’t the right fit for them.

To figure out how many boxes you need for your move, inventory of how large your space is, and how much stuff you have. You’ll also need to account for your packing style. If that all sounds a bit difficult, use a moving box calculator. It will take the guesswork out of determining what boxes you’ll need to get. 

If this task seems daunting, you can always choose the option to have your local NWA movers pack up your house. They can even unpack once you’ve arrived at your new home. 

Donate unused items.

Consider making that trip to Goodwill to donate the items in your house that you haven’t used in over a year.

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve lived in your current home. There is always stuff you can get rid of. Before you start packing, go room by room. Pull out all of the things you don’t intend to take with you to your next home. 

It’s a bit of extra work at the outset, but you’ll be really glad you did when it comes time to pack (and unpack) for your move. Donate everything from clothes and paperwork to furniture and decorative items. Sort these items into three piles: donate, recycle, and throw away.

Congratulations, moving day is here!

If you are only hiring movers, not packers, you will need to know how to pack for movers. Everything should be boxed up before they arrive. Pack small, heavy items in small boxes. Large, lighter items should go in bigger boxes.

Make sure all fragile things have proper packing material inside to prevent any breakage from happening in transit. Clearly label your boxes or color code them with colored duct tape according to their room. 

Be sure you set up and pack your moving boxes correctly.

That simple cardboard box will take on a lot of weight once you fill it up. And a box that isn’t set up right is a box that might fall apart in transport. Since you don’t want that to happen, it’s key that you take the time to set up your boxes correctly the first time.

To help your boxes maintain their integrity throughout your move, line up the sides closely when building them so that there is no overhang, then use two layers of tape to secure the sides in place. 

Your packing boxes can hold about 30 to 150 pounds, depending on their size and whether they are single or double-walled. And it’s important you stick to their limits. Too many items in too small of a box is a recipe for disaster since while they are sturdy, cardboard boxes aren’t meant to hold more than their intended weight. And what do you get when you overstuff a box and make it too heavy? A dangerous moving situation and a chance for breakage.

Hire Local NWA Movers

Avoiding the common mistakes people tend to make when packing boxes is the main step in facilitating a seamless move. If you don’t want to deal with packing at all, consider choosing trusted local NWA movers from RL Maxon’s full-service team. You will be happy you did. 479.756.0850