We hope you will find these helpful tips on packing your small items so that they can be safely moved without causing any damage.
Articles such as dishes, table lamps, pictures, and other fragile items must be thoughtfully and carefully packed in boxes if they are to arrive at your destination in as good condition as they were prior to being packed and moved.
Packing for moving is an art requiring a certain amount of expertise and know-how. Joedapicefinearts has qualified staff to do any part of the packing needs. We have all of the proper equipment and materials for movers in Arlington TX to do the job efficiently. Much of the secret of packing, however, is having the right materials with which to work, and the use of some good common sense. If you are going to do your own packing we will try and give you a few valuable tips.
Materials You Will Need
Wrapping Paper: You are going to need plenty of wrapping paper. Many people use their old newspapers, but the ink on newsprint never thoroughly dries, leaving the items you wrap in newspapers dirty and will require cleaning after unpacking if they are dishes, and before you put them away. If you are using newspaper for lamps or something you don’t need to wash then newspaper will fork fine. For items you prefer to keep clean it would be best to purchase some packing paper from your local moving company or supply store.
Moving Cartons: You’ll need boxes in assorted sizes. All boxes should be in good condition, and must be able to be closed and tightly sealed.
You can purchase cartons from your local Arlington TX moving company, or several retail outlets. Cartons can be expensive, but well worth the money. A strong carton along with good packing will prevent damage. You might start collecting cartons from your local grocery and liquor stores, but make sure the cartons are strong and in good condition. Liquor cartons are excellent packing cartons. They are sturdy, and contain dividers which make them ideal for packing glasses, goblets, vases, etc.
Sealing Tape: The best tape for this purpose is plastic tape. Your rolls of tape should be at least 1.5 to 2 inches wide.
Magic Marker or Markers : This is for marking your packed boxes with such information as the contents of the box, what room the boxes originated from, This Side Up, Fragile, and any other markings that will help identify what is in the box and where the box should be placed.
Color Dots/Labels: Using color dots or labels is another easy way to help you and the movers to help identify where each box belongs. A color chart at the front door and a color dot at each room will help direct where the items belong and will eliminate confusion and will save time. Another good way is just mark the cartons kitchen, bedroom 1,2,3, etc so the movers in Arlington TX won’t get confuses. Just make sure you have the doorways marked.