Packing Options That You Can Use To Protect Contents in Your Shipment

While a right box and proper seal are the necessary things you need to ensure the safety of your product during shipping, you need to make sure that you have filled your box’s empty space with the right packing supplies to ensure proper protection of your product. Now, you may wonder how one could forget about filling the box with something which could provide appropriate cushioning to the items. Well, it’s not about ‘not filling’. It is actually about not using the appropriate packing supplies.

Here in this article, we are going to discuss about the packing options that you can use to protect your products during shipping.

Bubble wrap

Again, the use of right box is a must if you want your package to be delivered without letting any damage to be inflicted to the product inside the package. You want to make sure that the box is appropriately sized in such a way that it leaves some space for the cushioning of items to be ensured. In this scenario, you can consider using bubble wrap because a few layers of it can drastically reduce the chances of damage to the product.

You can buy bubble wrap in form of rolls, sheets and pouches. The sizes of bubbles may differ in different types of the bubble wraps. Larger sized bubbles can help in the need of heavy duty protection. And anti-static bubble wrap can be helpful in the protection of electronic items.

Foam fillers

For the better protection of the items with sharp edges during the shipping, you can use foam fillers. Supplies made of conventional foam are basically like bubble-wrap. So, they can protect the items in the same way as bubble wrap can do. The effectiveness of foam sheets is derived from the small bubbles in the sheet. The foam sheets are available with and without perforations; so you get multiple options to ensure better packaging of your items according to your preferences.

Loose fills and Kraft paper

When you are shipping something which is hollow from inside, you may need to protect it from breaking. Hollow items are usually fragile items which are mostly used for decorative purposes. So, the total integrity is what we mainly need for the protection of such items. The loose fill items such as packing peanuts are not only lightweight but they keep the hollow filled in order to avoid external pressure from breaking the item.

Kraft paper is another option for the filling of void. This paper is usually available in form of sheets which are less expensive with an amazing ability to resist the shocks.


Tips To Keep the Costs of Local Move under Control

Moving locally is always more manageable as compared to moving across the US. One of the reasons for this ease is that you can make back and forth visits to the new home quite easily when it is located in the same city you live in. Being close to the new home can benefit you in several other ways. For instance, you can carry non-allowable items personally to the new home; or you can visit the home to take measurements in order to know if the big furniture pieces are going to pass through the doors.

However, it doesn’t mean that moving in the same city is always going to be cost effective. There are still a number of factors which can make your move quite an expensive one. But, there are some ways you can keep the keep the costs under control.

Reduce size and weight of the load

You may think that moving costs get their numbers increased due to the distance covered. It’s true but it’s only a part of the story. The amount of load is another deciding factor which can add much in the costs. Therefore, the first thing that you need to ensure is that you have only those items to move that you are going to need in the new home. You can sell, donate or discard the items prior to moving.

To start with, you can arrange a yard sale before moving. The benefit of putting things on sale is that you will not only be able to save money while moving but you can also make some money in the process. You can even donate the items to get tax deduction.

Steer clear of peak times

You can get example of a tourism company which tends to offer you great deals during the time when there is no vacation. You can apply this very same rule to the moving companies. You may wonder how these companies could have ‘off-times’ in any time of the year. Well, people usually consider moving in the weekends which are close to end of the months. Thus, you can book movers in the week days. Take an off for a couple of days from the work. Make sure that you are moving in the middle of the month. Moving companies usually offer great deals during middle of the months.

Go for the right moving company only

Finding a good moving company is not something difficult. But you have to make sure that the moving company you are going to contact is offering services for local moves. Many of the companies do not normally offer their services for local move; and when they do, they do it for the higher price. Hence, you will have to find moving companies that could give you affordable services for your move.