What Should You Pack In A Box When You Move?

You may be surprised to learn just what should be packed in boxes and just what movers may insist is packed in boxes when you're moving house.

  • Clothes: rather than putting them in garbage bags which can easily tear, moving companies prefer you to pack clothes in boxes.
  • Pillows, linen and quilts: rather than using them as padding, packing them in boxes will ensure they stay clean and accounted for.
  • Rugs and mats: yes, even these. If they're small to medium sized, pack them in a box.
  • Drapes and blinds: you got it - in a box.
  • Electronic equipment: this should ideally be packed in its original boxes, but if you no longer have them, make sure it is well packed and marked fragile.
  • Kitchen gear: appliances, pots and pans, utensils and glassware all need to be packed in boxes with suitable padding.
  • Pictures and frames: these should be packed in special boxes, which your mover may be able to provide.