Packing Materials and Techniques

Packing Materials and Techniques

No matter the move, you always need to pack all your belongings. No one wants to move into their new home with broken or damaged furniture. This is why not only do you need to have proper movers but also proper materials. Without this knowledge, your move could really end up being a horrendous mess. In this article, we will discuss proper packing materials and how you use them to help you with moving all items to your new home safely.

Bubble Wrap

With bubble wrap you can always use packing peanuts as a great alternative, to keep everything safe

Bubble wrap is a good way to keep all the fragile safe from any damage. What we would recommend when you are wrapping fragile items like glass, we recommend using multiple layers of bubble wrap and also lining the inside of the box with bubble wrap for extra protection. Not only will it help with protecting your items while you move but also when you are loading everything into the truck. 

If you cannot line the box with bubble wrap you can always use packing peanuts as a great alternative, to keep everything safe. But with packing peanuts the problem is you would need a large amount of them in order to fill out any gaps safely. 

Packing Peanuts

Packing peanuts absorb the majority of humidity and thus they are great to use when you are moving

While we are on the topic of this frustrating material, packing peanuts are great not only when it comes to filling all the empty spaces but also good at keeping the humidity levels at normal. Packing peanuts absorb the majority of humidity and thus they are great to use when you are moving. Packing peanuts are great for us when you are moving electronics or any metal materials since these items have a higher chance of getting ruined when dealing with humid conditions. 

Packing Paper

Packing paper is the most common packing material

Packing paper, also called wrapping paper, is the most common packing material. Paper is a good alternative for the materials we discussed above. Why? Well because it is easy to use and is also very affordable. You can pack almost anything with packing paper, you can safely secure your fragile materials, and also use the paper to fill any empty spaces that you may have. Making this the most versatile material that can be ideal for any move. While packing paper is great not everyone can continuously buy this material every move and a great alternative to this paper can be a newspaper. Newspaper is thinner so you will need more of it to properly protect everything, but beware of ink which can leak onto our belongings.

Shredded Paper

Shredded paper is also a great and eco-friendly option that can be used for packing

Shredded paper is also a great and eco-friendly option that can be used for packing. You can use packing paper the same way you use packing peanuts, you can fill in many empty spaces that are left to keep your items safe. Also, shredded papers are lightweight and it will be more manageable to move heavier items since there will not be anything overweighing the box. If you do not have any shredded paper on hand, do not fret. You can reuse old shredded paper from any package and even create your shredded papers from old newspapers and magazines.

Corrugated Dunnage

Corrugated dunnage helps with protecting items that are inside the box

This is a less-known material since it is mostly used for commercial and industrial moves. But they can also be used for any move that you are performing. Corrugated Dunnage is placed inside the box strategically to help with protecting items that are inside the box. The fixed nature of this material allows for limited movement to happen to allow for better protection. While it is not the best option when it comes to protecting any fragile items, it is a more affordable option than, many other materials that we discussed above. 

Clothing

While this “material’ may sound confusing, why would use your own clothing to pack your belongings? However, clothing is a great alternative compared to other materials not only are you saving space when packing your items with clothing but you are also protecting any fragile items. The only detail that you need to think of when using clothing to pack your belongings, is to pick items that are thick. For example sweaters, jackets, sweatpants, etc, This is a free material that will allow you to complete two things, pack your clothes and save your fragile belongings. 

Trash Bags

Trash bags can be a great way to pack your clothing, towels, and any other fabric items

Many people use trash bags, and this can be a great way to pack your clothing, towels, and any other fabric items. Not only that you can also place many liquids into trash bags to help with protection against spills and other items that can be damaged when packed with liquids. Trash bags are great when it comes to quick packaging of less delicate items that can easily be stored as crushing protection in boxes for other more delicate items. Also, this will allow you to find all your items easier since they will all be placed in one bag and can be easily pulled out when needed. 

Final Thoughts

Finding suitable packing materials can be hard, and we understand your struggles. In most cases you are looking for something affordable and sustainable, with these materials you can rest easy knowing your stuff is safe and secured from any damages. 

Nevertheless, we understand not everyone is capable of packing and preparing everything by themselves. This is we are here to help, The Miami Movers offer various services. We pack, assemble, disassemble, and move everything to your new home. Having more than 20 years of experience with completing any move no matter the difficulty, we helped many people pack their belongings and safely deliver them to their new homes. By choosing our company we will help you with packing everything up and making an inventory list of all your belongings so you will know where everything is without having to go through all the boxes. With us, you choose to not only will you be able to lay back and relax but will also have a piece of mind knowing your stuff is safe and secure. Choose us,  The Miami Movers, to have a stress-free move while enjoying your new step in life.