Relocating is chaotic and stressful, but careful planning is essential to stress-free relocation. The first thing that comes to mind when packing is moving boxes. In case you’re wondering how you should pack your valuable possessions here is a quick guide.
First, analyze your needs. List all things you have to pack and how big they are and what should go with what else. Prepare an inventory of all your stuff and make multiple copies of the inventory. Next, select the packaging and boxes required. Plastic moving boxes are the popular choice.
Plastic boxes though slightly expensive, they are sturdier and safer compared to cardboard boxes. Most boxes are durable and are made of recycled plastic; this means they are environment-friendly and also reusable. Also, these boxes come with added advantages of locking lids, handles and much more. They are designed such that they can be easily stacked on each other.
Plastic boxes bear the load without applying any pressure on the contents inside and it’s different from cardboard boxes that transfer some pressure to the contents inside. Therefore it’s safer to make use of reusable plastic boxes for fragile items. Corrugated plastic boxes are the strongest and can withstand large loads, so it’s best to use them.
The size of boxes needed will be dictated by what you want to put in them. It’s generally a good idea to group items such that they do not have an effect on one another and are of a similar nature, this will ease the management of your inventory. Fragile items like crockery, glass objects, jewelry, antiques and much more should be packed separately with adequate packaging to avoid any pressure damage. Sturdy plastic boxes are the best choice for such items.
Use Packing Materials That Are Reusable and Recyclable
Environment-friendly packing materials like reusable moving boxes made from plastic bottles are readily available in many countries. All you need to do is look for a moving company that makes use of these plastic boxes in their moving process. When cleaning your old house, make use of cleaning supplies that are non-toxic and biodegradable. These green cleaners can be purchased at major health stores.
Going green takes time, and it’s a lifetime dedication. Even if it’s difficult at first, you’ll soon get used to it, and before you even realize, you would have contributed a lot to save the environment. It’s never too late to help save our lonely planet, and a simple green move shows that you truly care.
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