If you’re moving house, one of the most important things you can do is to seal your boxes properly. I know there is always a lot to think about when you move house, but sealing your boxes should be a priority.
Think of all those valuables you have, whether they are worth a few dollars, or have some sentimental value. Making sure the contents of your boxes are safe and secure is definitely worth your while.
I have moved house almost 25 times because my Father was in the military and we were stationed here and there. Because we moved around quite a bit (I’d moved 4 times by the age of 5), we all eventually became quite the expert when it came to packing boxes diligently. One of the best things you can do to make sure the move goes ok, is to plan ahead and have as much packed as you can before the week of your move dawns.
Duct Tape Sealing – Start Planning Ahead
You need to think about what you won’t need to use in the next few weeks, and start putting those things into boxes. Once you have done that, you need to seal the boxes with duct tape and write on the outside of the box. You will need to know what is inside the box in case there’s something in particular that you need to find. It’s also easier when you get to your new house and you want to put your boxes of things in your bedroom.
When it comes to sealing your boxes, you should think about using duct tape or even use velcro tape if you have it. This is because they are both strong tapes, and so much better than regular tapes that people would use to put posters up on walls with.
You don’t have to go overboard with your tape, just ensure you have enough to keep the boxes sealed and the vulnerable areas strong. Remember that you cannot strengthen a box by adding a lot more tape, in this case you will probably just need another box.
Sealing Plastic Bags With Double Sided Tape
Please make sure that if you’re packing something in a plastic bag, that you don’t use regular tape as it will not hold it together very well. Use the right kind of tape, and you won’t be disappointed when you get to the other end. Double sided tape is an awesome way to do this!
Even though it’s likely you’re going to need to use a lot of double sided tape, no matter what type you buy, the good news is that it’s fairly cheap and you always get a lot of it on the roll.
When you’re sealing boxes, make sure you use enough so there’s a little bit of tape overlapping the edge of the box. If you do this, you can be sure that your box will be secure as long as you haven’t over-packed it.
Make sure you have plenty of tape to go around, and remember it’s always better to have a little too much than finding out you don’t have enough.
This is how real boxes are sealed: