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How To Avoid The Biggest Packing Mistakes You Make When Moving House

Moving house is often a stressful and time consuming venture. When it comes time to pack your belongings, there are lots of factors and potential risks to manage. From sourcing enough boxes to hold your things, to physically moving them, storing them and unpacking them again. It is common for those moving home to source an external moving company, however this comes with its own set of risks as those companies are often not liable for any damage to your boxes or items. No matter if you’re moving yourself or with a company, the tips below will help anyone moving home!

We have compiled some of the biggest mistakes people make when packing their items for a move, and how to mitigate them. Read on for our tips and tricks!

Mistake One: Using the Wrong Type of Box

When moving home, it is key to have the right sized boxes for what you are transporting. Having a mismatch of shapes and sizes can be confusing, and can lead to your belongings being put into boxes too big or too small. By using only two or three sizes consistently, you ensure an easier job of packing the boxes into a car or truck, and you can decrease the risk of damaged items.

Mistake Two: Waiting Until the Last Minute To Pack

We understand that packing might be at the back of your mind as you juggle all the responsibility of moving, especially the smaller bits and pieces. However the stress of having to pack in a hurry can lead to broken items, and a harder job unpacking when you arrive at your new destination. By spending up to an hour each day packing in the weeks leading up to your move, you can lessen the need for last minute packing and last minute stress!

Mistake Three: Packing Boxes Too Heavily

The quality and weight of your boxes matter. When your boxes are packed too heavily, the movers may face increased risk of injury and the integrity of the boxes can become compromised. The last thing you need is for the bottom of your box to fall out, leaving your items broken on the floor! By sourcing quality moving boxing, and packing them correctly, you eliminate this risk. See our range of quality moving boxes on our website!

Mistake Four: Inadequate Packing Tape

Following on from the above, it is important that your boxes are sealed properly to ensure they don’t break open during the moving process. We suggest that you seal your boxes with 3 to 4 layers of tape on the bottom, and at least 2 on the top – and using a high quality packing tape.

Mistake Five: Packing with Used Boxes

There are a number of risks involved when using pre-loved boxes. Not only are you facing the risk of finding bugs or dust left on your items, you cannot guarantee the quality or dexterity of a second-hand box. This is especially important when packing fragile items, as the box could cave in when other boxes are placed on top or they could break apart from the bottom.

Mistake Six: Not Considering Your Future Floorplan

Have you measured to ensure that your future home can accommodate your current furniture? Are you sure all your items will fit without needing to go into storage? If you haven’t properly planned these things out, you could end up in a difficult situation having to store furniture improperly. Take moving as an opportunity to declutter and organise your belongings, and invest in long-term storage if necessary.

Moving Boxes Made in Melbourne

At Jetbox, we can’t take all the stress out of moving, but we can help with one crucial element. We sell ready-made moving boxes to help you safely and efficiency move home. No matter where you are in Melbourne, we offer the highest quality service and affordable prices to take the stress out of packing. Not only do we offer quality moving boxes, we also sell packing tape and other necessary items making Jetbox your one stop moving home shop!

Simply visit our website or contact our friendly and professional staff to start your order. No matter the needs of your next move, we have the boxes for you!

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How To Pack Your TV Box

We understand that packing TV’s without the original packaging can be a stressful task.

Every Jetbox TV will be supplied with more than enough bubble wrap to wrap any size TV!

To put your TV box together, follow these instructions:

  1. Please start by taping the bottom of the box – pre-fold the flaps to make it easier to close.

  2. Use a blanket to cover your TV before applying bubble wrap.

  3. Lay it down (if the manufacturer recommendations specify that you can) and wrap it in bubble horizontally.

  4. Then wrap again vertically ensuring the corners, front and back are covered well. Tape up the bubble so that it doesn’t come undone.

  5. You can then slide the TV into the box, make sure it fits snugly and close the box with some strong tape.

Bulky Item Delivery Terms & Conditions

Some of our products are large, heavy and bulky and require extra care or special shipping. If your order requires a forklift we will advise before delivery, and if no forklift is available upon delivery a surcharge will apply.

Bulky deliveries that require hand delivery (but no forklift) to the first floor or above and require stair or lift access will also be subject to a delivery surcharge. If you advise at checkout that your delivery is above the ground floor, we will be in touch regarding the surcharge. This surcharge is from $50 per pallet.

Over & Under Runs

Manufacturing processes require machinery to work at quite high speeds. During production, some sheets may be damaged and need to be replaced. In some instances, we cannot replace the sheets at that time and you will be met with a slightly lower Quantity than ordered. This amount will be credited to you.

In most cases though, there will be overruns, as the machinery cannot come to a complete stop in an instant – we require a gradual slow down, which will give us more cartons produced, than what are ordered. These overruns are payable by the client. And taking them also helps save on recycling, which is more sustainable and better for the Environment in the long term.

If you require EXACT Quantities, we may have to make some boxes in a different grade than ordered, to make up your order in the Exact Qty required. These requests will also Incur higher unit costs. This cannot be avoided, as we must consider the recycling processes and costs involved, in helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

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5C or B – Light single flute cardboard used for light packaging requirements or for products that support themselves.

4C or B – Slightly stronger single flute cardboard used for packing paper/notes/pads, etc. Usually for products that self support.

3C or B – Most common board grade usually used for virtually any standard light weight packing.

3C or B Super – Medium strength board that is slightly stronger than the above 3C/B board and can also be used for frozen goods.

1C or B – Strong single flute carboard used mainly for products that need extra support when stacking.

1C or B Super – Super Strength Cardboard that is mainly used for frozen food products that are transported long distance.

3 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard used for Removal Boxes and products that need that little extra care when packaged or for bulky items that may need thicker board when transported.

1 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard with some of the highest grade board for Superior support and stack-ability. Primarily for items over 30KG.