Moving to a new house or office is a task that is best approached with precision and a very good plan in place. When it comes to packing, you need to have a strategy for how to manage everything so you don’t get overwhelmed by the job.
The best thing you can do is to have a system whereby you work from room to room or category to category, and label your boxes with exactly what’s inside. That way, you’ll know where things need to go on the other end, and where to find needed items.
Packaging supplies are a vital part of packing and moving, and the right supplies will make the entire process a smooth one. Without the right kind of packaging materials, you may find that items are compromised or broken due to being mishandled in transit.
Invest in a range of quality packing supplies from Boxfactory, many of which are reusable, so you can continue to use them again next time you move! We are able to supply from Brisbane to Logan to Gold Coast to Sunshine Coast and Queensland wide with all manner of packaging supplies and materials, and we would love to help make your next move a breeze.
Our Range of Packing Supplies and Packaging Materials
At Boxfactory, we offer a range of packaging supplies and materials to complement your move. Home, industrial and business packing supplies are all available and in stock.
When you want to make sure that all your packed items are secure – and stay that way – you need pallet wrap. Pallet wrap is also known as stretch wrap and is a practical and easy-to-use packing material for securing boxes and other large items.
A cost-effective form of packaging which is used to fill up empty spaces in your boxes once you have packed them full, void fill is a simple solution for securing your goods. And thanks to its biodegradable properties (it breaks down on contact with water), it is also an eco-friendly choice for your next move.
Make sure you have secured your boxes with plastic strapping for your goods, especially useful if you are moving heavy items and want to ensure peace of mind. While heavy-duty plastic strapping is probably not needed for many residential moves, it’s essential when you are shifting heavier boxes and items where it’s important to take care.
A step up from plastic strapping in terms of durability and strength, steel strapping is perfect for securing your load and making sure that items are safe and secure in transit. Ideal for heavy loads and industrial moves.
If you have long and thin items that need to be protected, you’ll love having poly tubing on hand. Poly tubing protects your goods against dirt, dust and other contaminants when they’re being moved, and is also perfect for putting items into storage.
Plastic Bags & Resealable Bags
If you have soft items that need protecting, or you just want to ensure that certain goods are 100% safe, then invest in some plastic bags for your next move. These packaging supplies give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing your items are going to arrive at the other end in exactly the same condition as when you packed them.
Bubble wrap is a moving staple and is something you simply cannot do without when it comes to transporting your breakable and fragile items. Don’t run the gauntlet of potential breakages – secure your crockery and fine ornaments with the unbeatable protection of bubble wrap.
You simply cannot move without packing tape! Tape is a vital element of your next move and a key part of securing your boxes. We stock tape that will do the job and not let you down, ensuring your boxes remain secure during transit.
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Boxfactory Packing Tips
Packing doesn’t have to be hard – and with Boxfactory’s packing supplies on hand, it won’t be! Here are some of our top tips for how you can make your next move an easy one.
Get your packaging supplies sorted out before hand
Don’t leave everything to the last minute – think about what you can get done beforehand and make sure you order enough of all the packaging materials you’ll need.
Pack up one room at a time
Packing up your home requires you to tackle the job one room at a time. Move from one room to the next, and pack everything from each room into clearly labelled boxes. You’ll want to pack in the order of least-used room to most-used room – that means the kitchen and bathroom will be packed up last.
Have an easy-access box of essentials for the first night in your new home
Too often people spend the first night in a new home without a frying pan to cook in or a toothbrush for their teeth because they don’t know where their items are packed. We recommend that you pack an essentials box with key items for your first night, such as:
- A change of clothes
- Any kitchen supplies you need (plates, cutlery, cooking utensils)
- Essential medication and a basic first aid kit
Tape your boxes
We cannot stress how important it is to pack properly and to tape up your boxes! Don’t fold the flaps of your boxes in together, and secure your boxes with plenty of packing tape.
Use the right materials for the job
If you’re packing books, use a books box. If you’re packing fragile items, use bubble wrap. When you’re packing artwork, make sure you use an art box. There are specific packing supplies for a reason – trying to fit items where they don’t belong will only make your move harder than it needs to be.
Pack heavy items at the bottom
Don’t make the rookie error of packing your boxes so that they are heavy at the top. Not only are the boxes harder to move and unstable, but you also run the risk of your heavy items damaging your goods at the bottom of the box.
The maximum you want to pack your boxes is 23kg. Absolute maximum. And you’ll need to ensure that you are using the right lifting style, bending from your legs rather than your back. Always take care when packing and lifting to ensure that you are being safe.
Use small boxes for books
To ensure that you can’t get tempted to overpack with books (which many people seem to forget are HEAVY), use a books box. These smaller boxes will restrict you to how much you can pack, making them much easier to lift.