Properly Packing a Box

Peggy Hughes, organizer and moving specialist extraordinaire, has shared some great information to make your move go more smoothly. And if you are simply too busy to handle all the details yourself, give Peggy a call and see if she can be of help.

Properly Packing a Box


Back in 2010 I did a series of Tips for How to Have a Stress Free Move

Part of that series was a post on how to properly pack a box.  Since I’m still seeing TV shows showing people declutter, move into new homes or pack up to get their home ready for sale, and none of those folks are packing the boxes correctly, I thought it might be time to revisit the basics. 

Packing ProcessAt PHA, we take moving and organizing very seriously….

Use the right size box for the job!  I cringe every time I see heavy books being placed in a medium sized box… these boxes were not designed to hold the weight that books generate. Also, you will place too many books in a medium size box making it very difficult to carry. Here are this Professional Moving Organizer’s easy tips for using the right packing box for the job. 

·         Heavy items – small boxes, books, records, cds etc.

·         Fragile items – small boxes with lots of “crush” (unprinted newspaper crushed to protect contents)

          Dishes/stemware – double walled cardboard… heavy items on the bottom, lighter items packed on top plus lots of crush on bottom, in middle and on top.

 ·         Clothing – wardrobe boxes so clothes can stay on hangers

 ·         Shoes/handbags/bedding/linens/towels, etc. – medium to large boxes

 ·         Lampshades – try to keep all shades in one box and write “top load” so nothing heavy gets placed on top of this lightweight box during transport.

Don’t forget, PHA is running a special through February 14th mention this blog post and you can receive 10% off a four-hour packing or organizing session!

Hope to hear from you soon… PHA

Happy Packing and Organizing!!






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Comment balloon 2 commentsLottie Kendall • February 01 2012 07:50PM


Hi Lottie.... I just saw this on the web and wanted to thank you so much for the reblog!!  Hope you're enjoying the weekend...

Posted by Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc., SF NYC LA (pha logistix inc) over 8 years ago

That's great, Peggy -- I'm glad it was picked up -- still a mystery to me. Enjoying the weekend? Well, I will -- spent 5 hours working on income taxes today, but we head to the SF Symphony this evening, so the weekend is shaping up.

Hope all's well with you.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 8 years ago