Professional Tips To Help You Pack Boxes For The Big Day

Professional Tips To Help You Pack Boxes For The Big Day

Everybody knows that moving day is no fun day. And being the leading residential and commercial movers company in Singapore, we have developed the ins and outs of packing moving boxes, a quintessential element in the relocation process.

We realised that the key mistake that many homeowners make is underestimating the number of personal belongings they have. This led to a lot of last-minute tossing of items into random boxes, resulting in most of them not being able to find them when unpacking their boxes in their new location. Hence, ensuring that you set aside a couple of days by taking leave from work is vital in ensuring a smooth move.

In this article, we have compiled a couple of pro tips that we think will help you pack your boxes for a fuss and headache-free move.

1. Create a workstation

The perfect way to begin packing is to create a workstation consisting of a chair and table. The workstation should have the boxes placed on the chair to avoid repetitive bending of your back and hurting yourself, as well as a stack of packing paper laid out on the table.

2. Use the correct boxes for specific item types

There are many types of boxes of varying thickness and sizes. Always pack lighter items, such as pillows, in big boxes and heavier items, such as books, in smaller boxes. You do not want to make your boxes too heavy that they break during the move or too heavy that the professional movers cannot lift them.

Additionally, the thickness of the boxes plays a part. The thicker boxes are commonly used for more fragile household items, such as glasses and dishes. The thickness provides added protection if a heavier box is placed on top of it or during the move itself.

3. Bubble wrap or packing paper is necessary

Both bubble wraps and packing papers work well in providing additional support and protection for your items. All you need to do is to wrap the more fragile items with either one before putting them into the boxes. Remember to wrap each item individually. Always place taller items and tableware vertically in the box. You can also place a couple of packing paper or bubble wrap at the bottom of the box to provide additional cushioning.

4. Pack by room

It is best to pack your home or office by rooms, set up a workstation and begin with the items you will not be using over the next couple of weeks.

5. Label your boxes on all sides

This makes your unpacking process a lot easier. Hence, ensure that you label your boxes either with a general idea of the packed items or by room. If they contain fragile items, be sure to always write “fragile” on the top of the box so that the movers know to be extra careful when moving them.

6. Stack them according to weigh

Wherever you are stacking your boxes, be it in a storage facility, moving truck, or in the rooms before and after moving, always ensure that you stack them according to their weight; Heavier boxes below and lighter ones on top. While it might seem obvious, many homeowners do make such a mistake during their move.


Moving day can be stressful. However, with proper planning as well as a careful and thoughtful approach to packing your boxes, you should be able to save yourself from headaches during the moving day itself.

Here at JC Movers, we offer experienced and efficient moving services, whether it is moving to a new home or new office space. We also offer other services, such as storage as well as furniture removal and disposal. Contact us to find out more.

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