Packing Items Properly In Metro Detroit

You should feel confident in the ability of your Metro Detroit local moving company to handle your belongings. Also, we will handle them with the utmost care once they are in our possession. There’s not much we can do, however, if you are packing items in an unsafe way.

If you’re planning your move in Allen Park, MI or surrounding Metro Detroit cities and aren’t quite sure what steps to take to make sure your items don’t break, let us help! We can steer you in the right direction. In addition, we will try to make sure you pack properly so items arrive in good condition.

Packing Items: Wrapping & Boxing

  • Glassware, ceramics, figurines, and other fragile items should be wrapped tightly. Wrap them in a couple layers of bubble wrap or newspaper.
  • Avoid boxes that are weak and flimsy
  • Use a durable box that provides two inches of space around your items
  • Fill boxes with bunched up paper or packing peanuts so that fragile belongings don’t shift around during the move
  • Refrain from packing a box with more than ten pounds of weight
  • For very expensive items, double-layered walls provide extra insurance
  • The top and bottom openings of all boxes should be sealed tightly with packing tape

The size of your boxes is another important factor when you figure out how packing items properly for aPacking Items Metro Detroit, MI move. Men on the Move carry small, medium, large and extra large boxes. We also have dish packs, wardrobe boxes, and more! To learn more about which of your items should be stored in which of these boxes, check out our blog on “Knowing Your Box.”

Packing Items For Moving

Once you’ve gotten the wrapping and boxing down pat, it’s on to the placement of your items. You should always place items directly in the center of your packing peanuts or newspaper so that they’re well-cushioned. We won’t try to sway you if you want to fill the middle part of your box with as many peanuts or as much paper as possible. The more the better when it comes to ensuring the steady placement of your items.

Between hiring professional Metro Detroit MI moving companies like Men on the Move, buying a home or apartment, and taking care of all the other miscellaneous expenses along the way, you know you’ll be spending a pretty penny on your move. So don’t add broken items that need replacement to that list! By just taking your time and following these moving tips you’ll make sure everything arrives at your new home in the condition it was packed in. Happy trails!