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Packing Services

When preparing for an overseas move, proper packing is crucial to ensure the safety of your belongings during transit. Here are some common types of packing materials and methods used for international moves:

  • Cardboard Boxes: Sturdy, corrugated cardboard boxes are essential for packing various items. Make sure to use boxes of appropriate sizes for different items to optimize packing and prevent breakage.
  • Bubble Wrap: Ideal for wrapping fragile items, such as glassware, porcelain, or electronics. Bubble wrap provides a cushioning layer that helps absorb shocks and vibrations during transportation.
  • Packing Paper: Use packing paper to wrap items individually or to fill empty spaces within boxes. It provides an extra layer of protection and helps prevent items from shifting during transit.
  • Packing Peanuts: These are foam or biodegradable peanuts that fill empty spaces in boxes. They help prevent items from moving around and provide additional cushioning.
  • Packing Tape: Use strong packing tape to secure boxes and reinforce seams. Make sure to tape both the bottom and top of each box securely.
  • Stretch Wrap: Useful for securing loose items together, such as dresser drawers or cables. It helps prevent items from shifting during transit.
  • Furniture Blankets: Large, heavy-duty blankets can be used to protect furniture surfaces from scratches and dings.
  • Plastic Wrap: Wrap furniture and other large items in plastic to protect them from dust and moisture during transit.
  • Specialized Boxes: For certain items, you may need specialized boxes, such as wardrobe boxes for clothing, dish packs for kitchenware, or mirror boxes for mirrors and artwork.
  • Custom Crates: For extremely valuable or delicate items, custom crates can be built to provide maximum protection. This is often recommended for fine art, antiques, or other high-value items.
  • Labels and Markers: Clearly label each box with its contents and destination room. Use markers or color-coded labels to make unpacking at the destination easier.

Remember to check with your moving company for any specific packing guidelines they may have and to comply with any regulations or restrictions related to the destination country. Proper packing helps ensure that your belongings arrive in good condition after the international move.