As you all have read in previous blogs, I have been searching for things for my new apartment. I have found a significant amount of furniture and decorative pieces, but I now have to pack it all from my one place to my new place. Since I have been packing quite a bit, and have learned to do’s and don’ts I decided to share with all my lovely readers. If you can afford it hire a professional, depending on how many things you’re packing. I’m packing a few larger items and some decorative pieces which I can do without help. If you’d rather do it yourself, keep reading.
What you’ll need for packing is bubble wrap or newspaper, boxes and packaging tape.
For small/medium size decorative pieces: Wrap the piece in newspaper or bubble wrap until it is completely covered. Place the larger items on the bottom of the box, and fill the box until there is no longer any room. Also I like to put in books, with a layer of bubble wrap on top, on the bottom of some of these boxes, just so some of the breakable pieces have something sturdy to lay on. Fold the sides of the box in and tape.
For dishes: Wrap plates first, place them on the bottom, I typically also put in a piece of bubble wrap between each plate. Or if you have a tray of cutlery, wrap that with just a thin layer of newspaper or bubble wrap and place that at the bottom. Then plates, bowls, and cups. Don’t over fill the boxes for dishes, for instance I used two-three boxes for dishes and cutlery.
For large decorative pieces wrap them in bubble wrap, not newspaper. Tape the bubble wrap so no loose end come undone.
For furniture, depending on how you’re moving the pieces I always place tarp on the floor of the back of my Durango, and then I put the furniture pieces in.
What are your packing tips? Let me know in the comments below!