Professional packing techniques that you can mimic

Packing Tips - March 29, 2021

If you want to be the best, you need to learn from the best. Well, when it comes to packing, you don’t actually have to be the best. However, you should learn how to pack quickly and efficiently, and keep your items safe. You can either practice for years or simply apply the knowledge that others already have. Expert Texas movers have been honing their technique for years. Mimicking their techniques allows you to skip the entire process of being a novice and pack like an expert. You won’t be able to pull everything off, as you likely won’t have the necessary tools. But, by mimicking professional packing techniques, you’ll be able to do more than enough. Here’s how you can pack like a pro.

Categorize your items

The first step in packing is always the same – categorizing. Before you start applying professional packing techniques, sort your items out. First, set aside essential items that you’ll keep with you. Depending on how far you move, the essential box may be large or small. For instance, if you’re moving locally, you likely need only a few items. But, if you’re moving to Houston, you need enough essentials to last you a few days.  Then, separate fragile items from the rest. From there, you can categorize the other items. There are three primary ways you can do it: by room, size, and weight. We recommend separating the items by room first, and then by weight. Use small boxes for heavy items and large boxes for lighter, bulky items. Have you ever tried lifting a big box stuffed with books? Trust us, it’s hard. That’s why you use smaller boxes.

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Before you apply the proper professional packing techniques, categorize your items by room, size, and weight.

Find the right packing supplies

Naturally, you need the right packing supplies if you want to pack like a pro. You can get away with using only boxes and duct tape, but then your items are likely to get damaged. The supplies are cheap and you can get them almost anywhere. So, there’s no need to be stingy. If even one vase breaks during transport, you’ll end up paying more than you would if you just bought the right supplies. Besides boxes and duct tape, you’ll need bubble wrap, packing paper, foam boards, and packing filling (or use newspaper clippings instead). You can always ask packing services Fort Worth TX for advice if you don’t know where to get the supplies.

Utilize the containers you have

Here’s a professional packing technique that is obvious, but most people miss it. Utilize the containers you have to save space. Instead of figuring out how to pack your laundry basket, trash can, and similar, treat them as additional packing containers. Fill them to the brim with smaller items and not only will you have to pack less, but you’ll also be saving space. Remember, the cost of your move will depend on the size. By optimizing the space you use, you’re saving money. Even if you are moving by yourself, using containers will help you out. It can be the difference between making 1 or 2 trips to transport all of your belongings.

Professional packing techniques you can mimic.
Use household items as packing containers to save space.

Packing fragile items

Finally, we get to packing fragile items. Depending on the type of items, different professional packing techniques are used. However, certain things apply to everything. All of your fragile items should be safely wrapped in bubble-wrap. Larger items (and especially glass), should be stuffed in foam boards on all sides. You should use a box a bit larger than the item itself – a few inches on all sides. Once you place the item in the box, stuff it with packing filling. Give it a shake and if it moves, stuff some more. Finally, once your items are safely inside the boxes, label them with fragile. That way, North Dallas movers will know to take special care. And that’s all there is to it. If you are still unsure that all of your items are safe, you can always hire professionals to help you with the ones left over.

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