There are a number of things to keep in mind when packing moving boxes.
We have prepared a number of tips for you for this.
Packing crockery, glassware and breakables.
Use plenty of wrapping paper or newspaper. You will receive a special packing pier from us in advance for packing your fragile items.
It is important to place heavier items at the bottom of the box and lighter items on top. Always place plates wrapped in paper on the side at the bottom of the box. Try to make a “full row” so that the plates cannot slide into the box. For less vulnerable plates, you can pack a number of plates at the same time in 1 sheet of paper. For expensive dinnerware, use 1 sheet of paper per plate. You can also put a kitchen towel at the bottom of the box and place the plates on top. You can fill the bottom with other heavier items, such as vases, pans, etc. When the bottom layer is filled, you can place a kitchen towel or some wrapping paper on top of it. The top half of the box can be filled with lighter crockery, such as cups. Make sure there are no fragile glasses directly under the lid of the box. These can be crushed if something is placed on the box in the moving van.
When packing glasses, the following applies: wrap glasses well in wrapping paper and ensure that they are placed upright in the box. Lying glasses are more likely to break. Use extra wrapping paper or tea towels or other soft items to pack fragile crockery.Packing books
Books are heavy. A full moving box with encyclopedias weighs just 70 kg. This is not really appreciated by most movers. Only fill the book boxes halfway for this reason and fill the box with lighter items. The occupational health and safety standard is 23 kg. This is the weight that movers are allowed to lift several times a day. So try not to fill too many boxes with this weight.
Packing clothes and shoes
At Feitsma Removals we have special wardrobe boxes for hanging clothes. In this way, the clothing can be transported hanging and wrinkle-free. Clothes that are in the closet may be packed in moving boxes. Of course you can also pack the clothes in suitcases or pockets. Loose shoes can also be packed in a moving box. Wrapping paper can still be used for vulnerable shoes. Shoes in larger shoeboxes can be moved in the shoebox. Tape the box closed for a while so that the lid does not fall off on the way. Smaller shoe boxes may be packed in a moving box. Packing electronics and computer equipment.
Electronic equipment can be packed in a moving box. Do not make the box too heavy and do not allow the equipment to slide in the box. You can use pillows or other soft items for this.
Packing art and paintings
Make sure that art and paintings can be transported well protected. Smaller paintings and art objects can be packed well in wrapping paper or bubble wrap in a moving box. Fill the box with pillows or other soft items.
With slightly larger art or paintings, the removal box can remain open at the top. Make sure nothing can slide in the box. You can slide another moving box upside down over the wrapped box for protection. Wrap even larger art or paintings in bubble wrap or canvases.
Smaller plants can be packed in an open moving box. Stop watering the plants a few days before moving, so that it cannot leak into the box. Greener plants can be transported in the pot. Place a stick in the pot and attach the plant to it so that it cannot crack during transport. Very large plants can be shrink-wrapped. Do not move indoor plants in freezing temperatures. Most plants do not survive this.
Remove the lampshade and pack it into a moving box, if it fits. Larger lampshades can be transported separately and packed in bubble wrap. Also remove other loose parts, sometimes pins with which the brightness is set can also be unscrewed. Wrap it up or tape it to the lamp. Remove and pack the bulb. Remove and pack loose parts for hanging lamps. Lamp in box or bubble wrap. Remove the scale from ceiling lamps and wrap in bubble wrap in an open box. Remove the loose parts from chandeliers and wrap them in wrapping paper. Wrap the crown itself in bubble wrap.
General packing tips
Don’t make the box too heavy
Divide the weight in the box.
Put a label on the box and state the location in the new home.
Do not put bottles or packaging that can leak in a box, but use a plastic crate for this
Try to fill the moving box as much as possible, so that they do not collapse easily.
Have it packed by Feitsma Removals
If you let us pack your moving boxes, you can continue to live as if you were not moving until the last day. This saves a lot of work and a lot of stress. Packing an average household goods costs about € 350 with us. If you have less stuff, it will be cheaper and if you have more stuff, it will be a bit more expensive.