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We'll get all your stuff boxed up and out the door in no time at all.
You Will Need
- Sturdy boxes
- Duct tape
- Bubble wrap
- A permanent marker
- Newspaper (optional)
- Ink-free packing paper (optional)
Buy new boxes from a moving supply store. Discarded produce boxes may be cheaper, but they’ll make your possessions smell like produce.
Reinforce the bottoms and corners of your boxes with good duct tape.
Cushion with bubble wrap
Using bubble wrap, cover the insides of any box that will contain fragile items. Once the box is packed, fill the remaining space with bubble wrap or wadded-up newspaper.
Pack china carefully
Pack china by stacking it, alternating plates and layers of newspaper. Cover the final stack entirely in bubble wrap.
Wrap delicate cups, glasses, stemware and other fragile pieces individually in bubble wrap.
Place hardcover books on their side, alternating bindings, and save paperbacks to fill in nooks and crannies in other cartons.
Label each box with what it contains.
Wrap breakables individually in generous portions of bubble wrap. If something is extremely fragile, pack it separately.
Seal boxes and reinforce with duct tape – better to take extra precaution now than to have gone to all this trouble and dump everything before you arrive.