Your move is fast approaching, and you will soon have to tackle the painful task of packing boxes? We give you a few moving tips and advice for you to pack your boxes quickly.
When to start packing?
The ideal is to start preparing your boxes 1 month and a half before the date of the move.
At first, this will allow you to organize yourself in an optimal way and thus ensure that you do not forget anything. The secret to a successful move is organization. Remember that the more organized you are, the more time you will save on the day of your move.
The necessary equipment for your moving boxes
Before you start packing your things in the boxes, make sure you have the necessary protective packaging equipment to protect them:
- Trash bags
- Bubble wrap
- Old newspapers, tissue paper for fragile items
- Boxes of several sizes
- Vacuum bags to save space
- Mattress moving cover to protect the mattress
- Rug storage bag to store rugs
To buy a variety of protective packaging materials, visit Britwrap.com.
How many moving boxes do I need?
Nothing could be simpler than knowing the number of boxes you will need. To estimate the volume of boxes, simply refer to the size of your home.
On average, this would give:
- For a studio: between 5 to 10 boxes
- Apartment from 20 to 40 m²: 10 to 15 boxes
- For a T2: 15 to 25 boxes
- Large house: up to 100 boxes
Good to know: remember to vary the size of your boxes. You can thus use the small ones to transport your books and the larger boxes for less heavy objects. Also, remember to opt for flat boxes to transport your paintings, mirrors, and wardrobe boxes for clothes.
How to make your moving boxes?
Again, be organized. Remember that once you arrive in your new home, you will need to have the most important boxes close at hand. That is to say, the boxes of which you will have an immediate use: crockery, sheets, clothes.
This is why, to optimize your organization and pack the boxes quickly but above all efficiently, start with your most superfluous goods: DVDs, consoles, books… Last, pack the boxes that will contain everyday objects.
In addition, a move is always a good opportunity to sort out!
Organize to pack
To prevent you from getting tangled up in your boxes once all your things are packed, here is our little tip: use a color code! Indeed, using this trick, each box will have its predefined color and thus refer to a room. For instance :
- Blue: bathroom
- Pink: bedroom
- Red: kitchen
- Brown: living room
So, on the day of your move, all you have to do is put the box in the room that matches its color.
It’s up to you to color according to your tastes and your markers!
Good to know: remember to write the contents of your boxes on a label, tape, or directly on the box. Also, add the notion “fragile”, “high”, “low”. These indications will allow the movers or friends who have come to help you to know which way to transport the box and avoid breakage.
How to pack fragile items?
For your crockery and valuables, choose small format boxes. Use bubble wrap and newspaper and wrap them up.
To properly pack a television, a computer favors their original packaging. In case you have thrown them away or lost them, use boxes by filling them with crumpled newspaper. You can also use your towels to use them as protection for your electronic devices.