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How to pack moving boxes efficiently

How to pack moving boxes efficiently

One of the main conditions for a successful move is packaging. As a rule, packing of
boxes appear to be especially difficult and rise aplenty of questions. In this article Global
Gentle Movers will give your a few professional advice on the topic of packing boxes.
To begin with, let’s distinguish what things can be packed in a box:
– Other small items
The first and the foremost advice is to start packing in advance, not on the day of the
move! This will help you to avoid problems and losses, save your nerves.
Pack heavier items first: heavy shoes, books; lastly – fragile items: dishes, figurines,
paintings, and so on.
It is important to pack documents and money, jewelry and necessary medicines separately
from other stuff. Keep these things with you during the move.
Remember about the weight of a box. It must be lifting (not to exceed 85 lbs).
Wrap crystal and glass items separately in bubble wrap. Stick strips of adhesive tape on
mirror surfaces. Always put large items at the bottom of the box, place everything light on
Be sure to mark all the boxes: what’s inside and who owns it. Fragile things should be
additionally marked with some kind of sign, for example, a bright inscription “Fragile!”.
Treat the move as an opportunity to get rid of unnecessary things. Feel free to throw away
old newspapers and magazines, broken toys and non-working equipment. Give away
clothes and shoes in good condition that don’t fit or you just don’t like to charity
Keep important documents and personal hygiene items close to you, do not let your bag
with essentials get lost among furniture or clothes boxes. If you have children, then pack
children’s toys as late as possible: you just collect them at the end and just as easily get
them in the first place in a new apartment, so that the children have something to play

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    Darya Dikhnova
    Darya Dikhnova
    Strong guys , they packed my furniture in blankets , the mattress was packed in shrink.Movers arrived on time, I was happy that everything went without damage, thank you very much!
    Kans Malashanka
    Kans Malashanka
    Awesome job by those guys. Quick, responsible, no damage. Easy to communicate. Strongly recommend!
    Ilya Galperin
    Ilya Galperin
    Absolutely the best movers I’ve had in 15 years of living (and moving) around San Francisco. Highly professional, fast and efficient - will be recommending them to all my friends that are moving!
    Никита Игоревич
    Никита Игоревич
    I highly recommend this company! My experience with them was impeccable. They carefully and reliably packed my belongings and transported everything very carefully! Thank you so much for your help with the move.
    Agustín Ricardo Núñez Ramirez
    Agustín Ricardo Núñez Ramirez
    Fantastic service! The guys where very helpfull and profesional!
    This is the only company I use for moving. Everything is on time, neat, loaders and drivers are always pleasant, cars are clean. No cons were noticed, I recommend only Global Gentle Movers to all my friends!
    Viktoriya Martynova
    Viktoriya Martynova
    I cannot recommend this moving company enough! From start to finish, they went above and beyond to make my move as stress-free and easy as possible. From the moment I contacted them, their customer service was outstanding. They were friendly, patient, and answered all my questions thoroughly, putting me at ease and giving me confidence that my move was in good hands. On moving day, the team arrived promptly and got right to work. They were efficient, careful, and respectful of my belongings and my home. They worked tirelessly to make sure everything was packed and loaded safely and securely, and they did it all with a smile on their faces. But what really stood out to me was the kindness and compassion they showed me throughout the entire process. Moving can be an emotional and overwhelming experience, and their team went out of their way to make sure I felt supported and cared for every step of the way. They truly went above and beyond to make my move as smooth and stress-free as possible Thanks again!!!
    andrew vargas
    andrew vargas
    I hired Global Gentle Movers based on positive Yelp reviews and availability to accept my move before end of month. The owner, Kiryl, personally ensured I had all necessary packaging supplies. In total, three staff with Tony and Yuriy handled my furniture with care. They were very attentive and proof checked everything was in place before leaving. No elevator in either my previous or current residence however they made light work of it and transferred everything flawlessly. Overall, it was a perfect moving experience with fast response and polite service. I highly recommend and would use them again.
    Ben Barton
    Ben Barton
    Awesome, affordable service. They worked quickly and knew what they were doing. Highly recommended
    Brian Piscopo
    Brian Piscopo
    Amazing job moving me in San Francisco - huge truck, quick work, and took extreme care of all my items. Can’t recommend enough!
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