Box Basics


You will need:

  • Packing Tape
  • Scissors
  • Packing Paper
  • Bubble Wrap

Step 1 - Open The Box

  • Firmly secure box bottom using packing tape
  • Cut tape with scissors or use this old mover's trick
  • Remember to curl tape edge
  • Follow this step with all box sizes
    (Small box, Medium box, Large box, Dish box, Wardrobe box)

Step 2 - Not all, but some boxes need padding
(advised when packing fragile, heavy or sharp items)

  • Pad box bottom with packing paper

    Attention:
    We are now skipping the part of placing items inside the box, this part will be explained in our other videos, per each specific box.

Step 3 - Fill gaps with packing paper or bubble wrap to prevent items from shaking

Step 4 - Condense box tightly with packing paper

  • Not condensing the box may cause it to crush during transit

Step 5 - Seal and mark the box

  • Mark room name and content on all box sides
  • Leave upper right corner for mover's inventory label

Do Not Pack

  • Fire arms
  • Ammunition

Do Not Pack - LiquidsS & Flammables

  • Liquid cleaning supplies
  • Propane tanks
  • Gas tanks
  • Aerosols

Do Not Pack - Heavy

  • Boxes should not be too heavy for one man to maneuver.
    Pack heavy articles such as books in smaller boxes.
    Use large boxes for lighter items like linens, clothing etc.

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