Materials You Should Never Use to Pack With

When you’re trying to get everything you own organized, packed, and shipped to your new house, it can be tempting to cut corners on packing materials. After all, you’ll probably throw them out or recycle them once you get to the new house anyway. But poor packing materials could end up hurting you in the long run and making your move much more difficult.

Packing Material Mistakes

Relying on flimsy boxes.

Free boxes sound like a dream come true when you have a four bedroom house to pack. But unfortunately, free boxes tend to be thin and flimsy. Because boxes will be loaded onto trucks and handled by several different people, it’s important that you get quality boxes that will withstand your trip

Using wooden crates.

At first, wooden crates sound like a great option — they’re strong and able to hold plenty of things. Unfortunately, they also take up a lot of space and are tough to break down. Because they can’t be disassembled, they’ll take up a lot of space in your new home.

Packing with the wrong materials.

Newspaper is a popular packing material, but did you know that it can actually transfer onto some of your items? And because it’s so thin, it also can’t provide enough protection for delicate items, like glassware.

Another common mistake? Using a roll of duct tape you have instead of investing in packing tape. Duct tape doesn't adhere to cardboard boxes as well as packing tape, so boxes can easily become undone during your move.

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