The items in each room in your homes require different packing specifications. One box doesn’t fit all. In this post, Around Town Movers discusses different moving boxes for every room.
1. Kitchen – Tupperware and Medium Boxes
Kitchen utensils have sharp edges that can pierce through cartons. To prevent that from happening, use tape to cover the pointed ends, and pack knives and other sharp objects in Tupperware. Since pots and pans can become heavy, it is best to use a medium-size carton.
2. Dining Room – Corrugated Boxes With Divider Sets
The dining room is quite challenging given the number of fragile items, such as dishware and glassware. Better invest then in sturdy corrugated boxes to avoid breakage. For further protection, carefully separate each item with cellular dividers.
3. Closet – Wardrobe Cartons or Drawers
Wardrobe cartons have hanging bars so clothes can remain hanging inside. They act as portable closets to keep clothes wrinkle free when they arrive in your new home. Movers like Around Town Movers commonly offer rent or purchase options for wardrobe cartons.
You may also choose to keep lightweight clothing inside furniture drawers. Shrinkwrap will make sure that the drawers remain closed during transport.
4. Bedroom – Plastic Bins
Bulky bedding, pillows, blankets and toys go best in sturdy plastic bins. Not only are plastic bins perfect for the move, they can also be reused as storage containers. They are commonly stackable, and some have wheels for easy arranging.
5. Living Room – Small, Medium or Large Moving Boxes
Use small boxes to tightly pack books. Do not overload beyond the edge of the box, and make sure its maximum weight is between 30 to 35 pounds. Random knickknacks go well in medium boxes while bulkier and lighter objects, such as wastebaskets, throw pillows and rugs, can be packed in large boxes.
Want to find out more about our packing solutions? Around Town Movers is your trusted moving company. Give us a call at (703) 291-1000. We serve clients in Sterling, VA, and Washington, DC.