Using the Right Packing Materials

We all know that moving or relocating from one place to another is not an easy task. Packing all your belongings, transporting them to your new home and then unpacking everything is an exhausting process on its own and it gets all the more frustrating when your valuables get damaged during this entire process.      

What Is The Right Way Then?

There is no set of rules or a formula that will work for all your belongings when it comes to packing them up for moving. The right packing material and the process is different for different items. What works best for one might be ineffective or even damaging for the other. Therefore, doing a little research about the right type of packing materials for different household items is suggested by experts in the field.

To help you out of this difficult situation, we are highlighting what packing materials are a BIG NO for which category of household items. Take a look so that you at least know what you should not do.

·         Newspaper or Old Phone Books Pages

Newspapers and old phone directories are commonly used for wrapping delicate items, such as vases, and crockery etc. mainly to protect them from scratches and scuff marks. However, there are chances that the ink used from the newspapers and phone books pages can leave stains and marks on your items.

Instead, you can use foam sleeves or blank newsprint to wrap these items before packing them in boxes with packing peanuts.

·         Used Cardboard Boxes

Used cardboard boxes are another popular choice for packing household items for moving, again because they are available for free or at very cheap rates. While there is no harm in using them for books, clothes and other such items, they should not be used for fragile items, such as glassware or electronics. The last thing you want is to end up with broken valuables because the old box had fallen apart.

·         Bubble Wraps

While bubble wraps provide good protection to most of the household items, they can damage the items made from wood and glass. Wood is an organic item and it needs to breath, which bubble wrap does not allow, trapping the moisture inside, which can damage the wood. On glass items, bubble wraps can leave marks. Use moving blankets or pads before wrapping the items with bubble wraps as an additional protective covering.

Opt For the Easiest Way

Learning and remembering what packing material is right for which kind of items and the materials that should be avoided becomes a daunting task because there is already too much to do in the relocation process. So, opt for the easiest way in every step to avoid additional troubles.

By hiring a moving company, you can get rid of this packing task too and let professionals do it the way it should be done. Interstate Direct Movers are professional movers that can help you move without the stress of moving.