Packing moving boxes surely isn’t rocket science but you may be surprised to learn that there are ways you can pack certain items that will help make the job easier.

Below are a few of our pro tips for people who are packing up a Boulder, CO home.

Bundle up

When you begin packing your home, you’ll want to do this room by room. If you pack your kids’ toys with your toiletries and the stuff that’s currently loaded in your desk, unpacking is going to be a special kind of complicated.

No one has time for that.

Sort things room by room. Not only will this save your sanity, it will save you a lot of time when you start to unpack.

Now that we’ve gotten that item out of the way, when you are going room by room, you should start by packing items of a similar size and weight in the same box.

Pro tip for fragile things

If you have some packaging peanuts, great. If you don’t, you may want to go out and buy some. Once you have them on hand, you’ll want to pour a layer into the bottom of the boxes you’ll be using to pack fragile items.

From there, you’ll want to wrap the heaviest fragile things in bubble wrap and place those items into the bottom of the box. Once that’ done, add a layer of cushion foam, and load in a layer of lighter, bubble-wrapped fragile items.

When the box is full, add more cushioning (ie: packing peanuts, crumpled packing paper, etc.) in the unfilled spaces. This will help prevent the items from shifting during transport.

Lastly, consider buying a roll of brightly colored duct tape to seal the boxes that contain fragile things, so they can be easily identified.

Make sure that heavy boxes aren’t too heavy

First, we’d like to say that you shouldn’t use large boxes to pack many heavy things. When you do this, moving those boxes becomes extremely difficult.

Second, you should make sure that boxes that do contain heavy things shouldn’t weigh more than 30 lbs. Not only will this make them easier to lift, it will make the boxes less likely to rupture during transport. Again, the goal is to make sure that all of your household items arrive at your new home in the same condition they were in when you packed them.

Consider having the Vail, CO movers pack for you

If you need help packing and moving a household, the experts at American Moving are here to help. Our company specializes in both local and long-distance moves, and if you’re not looking forward to packing up every room in your home, we can help you with that.

For more information on our rates, or for more information on our professional packing and unpacking services, call American Moving today at 970-949-4949 to get started.  If you’d prefer to contact us by email, we can be reached at moveme@americanmoving.com.