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What are the best shipping boxes in Fort Worth and more great advice for packing

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These are the packing products and methods that we recommend to all our clients. We are not affiliated with any of the retail products linked in these sections. We just think that they're great products that'll help make your move more affordable and secure.

Which moving products are best?

Pack one room at a time

Start with areas least used, such as your garage, attic, and basement. We recommend these boxes from Home Depot. They're heavy duty moving boxes and the cheapest we've found for the quality.

Fort Worth movers recommend these Home Depot Boxes

Packing Paper or Plastic?

Use plenty of packing paper to fill the spaces inside of boxes and serve as a cushion. When a carton is full, fill in gaps with crushed paper to keep contents from shifting. Foam-packing pellets or blankets and towels make good fill around fragile items.

Fort Worth movers at Secured Moving Company recommend packing paper over plastic

Place all TV’s in TV boxes

We recommend this Flat Panel TV Moving Box Kit — Fits TVs up to 70” from U-Haul

Fort Worth movers TV packing tips at Secured Moving Company recommend this television box from Uhaul

Do these things

More packing, organizing, and peace of mind for your move

Best practices for making your packing experience the best. Take out the stress and hassle of moving by starting with the right areas and packing the right way.

Pack one room at a time,
starting with areas least used, such as your garage, attic, and basement.
Start your packing way ahead of the moving day.
packing two or three boxes a day. This approach makes a big job less stressful.
Mark the outside of boxes
as you go with the name of the room and what items you have in them.
A happy couple in a bright room moving in Fort Worth and packing boxes
Make a high-value inventory
and notify your mover of high-value items to be included in your shipment. Leave the cartons with high-value items unsealed until the mover has inspected them. Or better off, plan on moving the items securely yourself.
Aim for a per-box weight
of no more than 30 pounds; it makes moving a lot easier for you and your mover. Check that the bottoms of all cartons are taped with three strips of tape and will hold the weight of contents.
Wrap smaller items in tissue paper
to keep them from getting lost during unpacking.
Empty drawers
of all items.
Pack similar items together.
Delicate stemware, for example, should be packed with glassware and other fragile items, not with books or heavy items.
Keep items that go together in the same box
such as the remote control and cables for the TV.
Use clean newsprint
to wrap items individually. Wrap delicate china and stemware in tissue paper, making sure all edges, rims, and corners are protected. As well as adding packing paper as needed.
The biggest money-saver while moving
is to securely box any loose items. If it fits and you're able to pack in a box, either pack it or take it with your person.

Don‘t do these things

Avoid these things to save time and money

Avoiding a few simple mistakes can save the day on moving day.

Don’t Procrastinate!
This is never good. Moving is already stressful alone, don't add more fuel to the fire.
Do not leave any open boxes.
This causes your mover to be unable to stack them properly. This can also make it to where it will take more time for your move to be done (cost to you).
Take all items that do not fit in a box yourself,
if possible (excluding vacuum, lamps, etc). These small items will take your mover time. Which again, time is money.
An organized dresser drawer after moving day