There are actually many places where you can get free boxes for packing and moving.
Try for example:
Liquor stores (They’d love to get rid of their wine boxes without having to unfold them)
Grocery stores (All of them will give them to you, just ask)
Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Costco will love to give your their extra cardboard boxes for free.
Find out when recycling is picked up in your neighborhood. (Walk around your neighborhood 30 – 45 minutes before the recycling truck shows up and you will most likely find a bunch of used boxes)
If you are moving into a storage unit, make sure you ask them if they have used boxes you may have. Most of the time they will have them and they will gladly give them to you if you are moving into their storage facilities.
You can also try Craigslist, Freecycle, and even the app OfferUp for free boxes.
Here are some tips for loading a moving truck like a pro so you can use all the space that is available to you.
Follow these simple packing and loading tips and you’ll notice that you’ll not only pack more efficiently but your move will go much smoother than you might have imagined:
Some experts believe that the largest items should be loaded in first to ensure you have the room necessary for them. Others believe that you should load the boxes in first, building a wall of Continue reading “How to load a moving truck”
It actually isn’t as hard as it may seem as long as you know how to protect furniture before moving it.
Use moving blankets and plastic wrap as needed.
Especially when it comes to delicate wooden furniture, there is no such thing as “too much” protection. It’s always better to be safe than sorry–when you’re wrapping up wooden furniture, do it as thoroughly as possible and cover every square inch of exposed wood. Feel free to wrap it multiple times if you have to.
The #1 tip we can give you when it comes to packing a dish box is to use lots of packing paper, foam, and bubble wrap. You can never use too much paper. The more paper you are using, the more protection the items get. The #2 best tip is to contact a professional moving company to help with your move.
Before we start packing books, we must know the right size box for them. Books are heavy!
The book box is 1.5 cubic feet and measures 17”x12 3/8”x 12 3/8”. This box is the smallest of the standard-sized boxes, and because of that, it is the ideal choice for packing heavy items and small items.
This is one of the most common moving box sizes, and can be used for a wide variety of items.
Never pack books in big boxes. They won’t hold the weight and most people won’t be able to move them.
How to properly pack books in 3 easy steps
Step 1: Prepare the Box for Packing
If you are using new boxes, you’ll need to put them together first. Make sure you seal the bottom well by doubling the amount of tape. If you’re-using a recycled box, we recommend you always tape the bottom again with packing tape to make sure it will hold. Continue reading “How to pack books”