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When to Use Certain Packing Products

When to Use Certain Packing Products

Packing Using Packing Paper

The Jacksonville movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage say that sheets of plain packing paper are extremely valuable to you when you are packing breakable items and glassware. Just about anything can be packed in packing paper but dinner plates, picture frames, glassware and other small items should be wrapped in sheets of this. You should wrap your fragile items in packing paper before putting them in boxes. Once you put your wrapped items in boxes, you should crumple up packing paper to use it as a filler material to fill the empty spaces.

Packing paper is also good for covering layers of packing peanuts or small items before taping down the box. Doing this will keep everything from falling out when you open the box. You should also cover any mirrors and glass coverings on picture frames with packing paper to prevent any scratches. This is the best material to use, because you it won’t leave any imprints behind.

Packing with Styrofoam

Styrofoam is good for padding larger boxes or providing an extra layer of protection for heavy items. You can tape small pieces of Styrofoam together to create dividers within a larger box, if you are packing many different types of fragile items together.

This packing product is easy to cut down with a knife or a pair of scissors, so you can easily customize pieces for different items. Styrofoam works best for protecting corners of television and computer screens. You can also add a layer as extra padding to prevent items from shifting during transit.

Packing Using Packing Peanuts

Our Jacksonville movers find that packing peanuts are one of the most versatile packing products out there. They are made from foam and are small and nugget-shaped, which makes them great filler materials in a large box.

The easiest way to get packing peanuts is from collecting them when you have items shipped to your home. If you don’t feel like collecting them, you can buy packing peanuts in bulk online or even from your local office supply store.

Packing peanuts are ideal for packing items individually. You just fill about 1/3 of the box with packing peanuts, place the item in the middle of the box, and then fill the rest of the box with packing peanuts. You should use a layer of packing paper to set everything in place before taping the box.

Packing with Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap is also an extremely versatile packing product. It provides your items with an extra layer of padding around items that are at a higher risk of getting damaged. You can buy large sheets of bubble wrap and cut them down to smaller sizes for different items.

The best way to maximize the benefits of bubble wrap is to wrap your items in it before wrapping them in paper or packing them with Styrofoam.

According to our Jacksonville movers, bubble wrap works best for protecting glassware, picture frames, mirrors, flat-screen televisions and computer monitors.

You can rely on the Jacksonville movers at All My Sons Moving & Storage to provide top quality packing products for your move. Call us today.