3 tips for packing
First, fill up the
entire box but not all with heavy materials. It is helpful if you fill up a box
completely because it will help to keep it from collapsing or tipping over.
However, you shouldn’t fill it all up with heavy items because that will make
it too heavy to carry. So, fill the box
with the heavy items first on the bottom.
Then fill it to capacity with lighter items. (be sure to number the box
and make a list of the contents to put in your 3-ring binder of “boxes”)
Second, you might
think that putting items in a sealed plastic bag might be a good idea but it
can actually invite mildew.
Third, when you pack
books, use a small box. There are boxes
specifically called “book” boxes. Books
are heavy, so you want to keep the weight of the box manageable. Lay the books flat in the boxes instead of standing
them on end. If you stand them on end
their spines will get warped, twisted or otherwise damaged.