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How-To: Pack a Moving Box

Pack up frequently used items, like dishes and bedding, last. And follow U-Haul’s suggestions below.

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1. Line the bottom of each box with packing peanuts or balled-up paper to form a cushion, says U-Haul spokesperson Sperry Hutchinson.

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2. Wrap each item in bubble wrap; place it in the box securely. To avoid shifting, fill empty spaces with balled-up paper. (Each box should weigh no more than 30 pounds.)

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3. Tape the boxes shut. Mark the room it’s from and its contents on the side of each, and draw an arrow indicating which end is up.

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