For standard local or long distance moving it is best to use
specific packing materials. First, you will need cardboard
cartons or boxes. In addition you will need cushioning
materials for use inside the cartons, such as packing paper
or bubblewrap. You will also need tape for sealing the
cartons. It is also beneficial to have marker pens for
labeling of the cartons, and a carton cutter for opening
cartons, and also to help with making custom cartons.
There are a variety of different types of boxes used for
packing. Most are a standard size and can be used for 90% of
packing. Cartons generally come in three sizes, large,
medium, and small. You will want to put small heavy items in
a small box, such as books, tools, and canned food. You can
also use small boxes when packing liquids. The majority of
people prefer small boxes because they are easier to handle.
Use medium cartons for stuff like kitchen items, such as
pots and pans or medium cartons can be used for lamp shades.
And large boxes are generally used for lighter items like
pillow, blankets, and pillow. Those kind of items you can
usually stuff the box tight.
Most moves will consist of a mix of small and medium and
large cartons. You can find standard moving cartons at
places such as Home Depot and Lowes, or at box stores that
specialize in moving cartons and supplies.
There are also specialty cartons. These include cartons
designed for packing of fragile items such as dishes,
glassware, stemware, china and fragile decorative items. In
addition, pictures and mirrors, electronics and components,
and lamps and lampshades. Wardrobe cartons are also for
moving hanging clothes on their hangers.
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For a quick packing of pictures or mirrors that are not high value, just slip then into the open end of a flattened carton slightly bigger than the picture, then tape the ends shut. It’s best to use this method for pictures and mirrors with frames.
The experts with Movers-Moving.NET explain great and affordable ways to pack mirrors, large pictures, and glass objects.
Pictures and mirrors and glass tops often require a customized pack job due to their varying sizes and shapes. Tools and materials needed to create this custom packing include paper pads, your linens or blankets (for wrapping the pictures), box cutters for cutting of the picture sections, and picture sections (pieces of cardboard for packing). When using box cutters to cut picture sections to size, don’t do it directly on carpet or other flooring, as you might cut through the cardboard then cut the carpet or flooring. Also keep these dangerous items away from children.