Proper packing boxes come to mind when we think of packing rectangular and odd-shaped items. While preparing your possessions for moving might seem like an interesting activity, packing awkward household items is challenging, especially when you’re doing it for the first time.When it comes to packing different items for a move, corrugated cardboard boxes are the best solution. Cardboard boxes are easy-to-use and provide an affordable way to safely pack your items for handling and moving. However, some objects don’t fit in a regular-shaped box, but you have to overcome this challenge. All you have to do is use your creativity to find an effective packing solution for your irregularly shaped objects. This blog post will help you generate some ideas on how to pack oddly shaped items for moving:
Get The Right Packing Supplies
Before you start the packing process, think through every stage of the process and plan accordingly. Your packing plan should address the availability of the right packing supplies: packing paper, foam sheets, old towels, sheets, packing tapes, sturdy cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, styrofoam peanuts, etc.
To appropriately pack the awkward items, disassemble them as much as possible and place cushioning materials to fill hollow places. Wrap the entire item with bubble wrap and use packing tape to hold them in place. It would be ideal if you can fit your oddly shaped items into a carton that facilitates its dimensions. You might need a custom size carton in case you find it difficult to fit them in regular boxes.
Add Protective Padding
If your irregularly shaped objects are fragile, don’t forget to pad the bottom of the box with a blanket or an old towel or layers of bubble wrap. It’s important to fill all the empty spaces with cushioning materials to ensure the safety of your item. Custom styrofoam can be inserted to ensure optimal protection if your item is expensive. After ensuring that your item is immobile inside the box, tape the carton securely and label it. Write down necessary handling instructions to make the unpacking process easy.
Make Custom Size Box
When packing some of your oddly shaped items, you’re going to need oddly shaped boxes. Where can you get those boxes? One of the solutions is to hire a professional packing expert and request custom crating for your items. Some moving companies also provide packing services to help people pack all kinds of objects from books to furniture and appliances.
It’s always advisable to hire professional movers who provide household packing services, this way you don’t have to be worried about packing hard-to-pack items. They will take care of everything from packing and moving to storage and unpacking. If you prefer to do it yourself, you might need to build your own custom boxes which can accommodate your items.
About Brothers Moving Edmonton
We have been providing high-quality local moving, household packing, storage, and office packing services in Edmonton for many years. No matter how large or oddly shaped items you want to pack and move, we’ll be happy to help. Contact us to discuss your next move!