Basic Packing Tips

cardboard boxBefore your New Jersey movers show up to move your belongings to your new home, you need to pack up all of your loose belongings into boxes. Packing properly will help prevent your belongings from being damaged during the move.

Proper packing also makes it easier to move boxes full of belongings so that they don’t shift during moving. Here are some basic packing tips to help you get started with the process of preparing your belongings for your move.

Choose the Right Boxes

Get some good moving boxes. While these don’t necessarily have to be new, be cautious when using boxes you acquire from nearby grocery stores, liquor stores and elsewhere. They may not be strong enough to hold the contents you plan to put in them. They also may contain liquids of other substances that could stain or destroy your belongings.

Use Packing Tape

You will need to have at least one or two rolls of heavy duty packing tape. This is used to securely seal your boxes. Don’t use masking tape or duct tape.

Packing Paper

Save up newspapers and use these to wrap delicate objects, as well as to fill empty spaces in boxes.

You also can buy packing paper — which is simply unprinted newsprint paper — if you are concerned about ink stains.

Bubble Wrap

A more costly but safer option is to use bubble wrap. Having a roll around for your most delicate and breakable items is always a good idea.

Properly Label Your Boxes

Try to keep group items in packing boxes according to the room in which they belong. For example, pack all your kitchen implements in one or two boxes.

This makes it easier when it’s time to unpack your boxes. Label each box according to where it belongs and your NJ movers can deliver it to the appropriate room for simpler unpacking.