In today’s era of globalization, it is not uncommon for people to not only travel across the world but also shift to a new country. At Smoover we know that it is not easy to relocate to a new country. At Smoover we make this process of relocation very easy for you so that you don’t have to stress about packing, unpacking, and transportation. 

Why do you require Packing Services

It can be very difficult for you to organize international movings on your own. International movings also come with a new set of issues like sale/purchase of a home, document preparation for residence in a new country, etc. These are some of the important issues that need to be addressed timely. Transportation to a new country is also a troublesome task. You need to address issues like packing, unpacking, and efficient routes. You can let us do all these laborious tasks for you so that you can move easily. 

Why Choose Us for your packing services

At Smoover we are proud to be top-rated packers and movers with excellent past experience. Our experts know very well how to organize your moving process so that you can save both your cost and time. Our team offers several advantages

How to pack for a move

In this article, we will walk you through how to pack for a move. You can save costs in your move by purchasing the boxes and doing the packing yourself, or if you prefer, let SMOOVER handle these tasks for you.

Buying the right moving box

In order to properly pack moving boxes, the boxes must be suitable. That sounds straightforward is an elementary requirement: moving boxes are all too often unstable, too big, unwieldy or already damaged. These points are important if you are packing boxes consider these points:

Moving Box Germany

Moving Box Germany with the dimensions 600 x 330 x 340 mm

Tip: A comparison of online offers can be worthwhile if you are looking for suitable moving boxes. You have to decide for yourself whether boxes from online retailers, moving companies or hardware stores are more suitable in your case. A good price for double-walled boxes is 2-3€/piece. If you want to save you the hassle you can check on the SMOOVER questionnaire that we shall provide you the boxes either prior to the move or the moving team will set time aside to do the packing for you – including bringing the materials.

How many boxes do I need?

There are a few rules of thumb and help that will help you determine the number of boxes. You can calculate around 10 boxes per person and per year you stayed in the house/apartment and add some contingency. An even better predictor to the number of boxes you will need would, of course, be your past move.

How heavy can moving boxes be?

Most of the mistakes happen when it comes to the weight of the packed moving boxes. The important rule of thumb is: Better leave some space than make the box too heavy! But what does that mean in concrete terms?

Use a bathroom scale to check the weight in between to get a feeling. After some time, the routine will set in and you will automatically pack with optimal weight.

How to pack for a move: What do I have to put in the moving boxes first?

The move is getting closer and you are on the tube: What do I have to pack first? Very easy, if not literally: First pack heavy objects such as the books mentioned or file folders in the moving boxes. Otherwise, they could crush light and delicate things.

So as not to exceed 15 to 20 kilograms, pack the lightweights of your home furnishings onto the heavy things. Read below how to protect fragile items such as glass or what you can use as packaging material.

Tip: If you really want to pack up heavy things that weigh more than 20 kilograms in the end: Use travel cases with wheels, if available. This way, it will be less exhausting to transport.Ring Folders in moving box

Ring Folders in moving box

How to pack for a move: Glasses, dishes, books, and clothing

Depending on the content and object, it is important that you pack in the best possible way. The following tips will help you to store various utensils gently and efficiently.

Tip: Newspaper is often used to knock in dishes or glasses, but is not recommended. The reason: Newspaper rubs off and may give you some extra work to remove. In addition to tissue and wrapping paper, there is another variant: special moving boxes with compartments for glass and dishes.Glass inlay for moving boxes

Glass inlay for moving boxesFragile packing

Wrap fragile content up

How can I pack well organized and stress-free?

It helps enormously if you are well prepared as early as possible – even before you start packing your moving boxes. Here is a possible schedule that can save you a lot of stress:

A week before the move, you start with the last stage: you pack the remaining things in your moving boxes. The goal is to have everything in the boxes latest the night before the move.

Last tip: If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us on WhatsApp. We are happy to respond. Moving is our job and our passion is to make it a smooth experience.