Packing moving boxes made easy – Berlin

Valuable tips and tricks around the topic of moving boxes

With a move or another transport of any kind, nothing misses the topic of moving boxes. These can be truly great help. The motto, packing up in a mess and clearing away, is what we call the fight with this contribution. In the following, we give valuable tips and tricks on how to pack moving boxes correctly and that it also depends on the individual packaging. Afterwards we will introduce the Storebox Berlin - the selfstorage provider near you, where you can rent storage boxes, but also where your own boxes can be conveniently stored.

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Pack moving boxes correctly in 10 steps

When packing the moving boxes, there are a number of things to consider, in order to facilitate the entire process (packing-transporting-unpacking). The following steps are arranged chronologically. They should therefore be carried out in this order.


1. Clean out

Before the packing chaos begins, it should be mucked out first. From the basement to the storeroom, to all living spaces structured decluttering, so that not in the new home immediately the next chaos begins. The mucked-out things can also be made into some money at a flea market.

2. Start on time

The cleaning out should be done about one month before the move. Directly afterwards, about 2-3 weeks before the move, the first cartons can already be packed. Best with things that are not in regular use. For example books, certain clothes, leisure equipment, etc.

3. Pack with system

The cartons should not be packed arbitrarily. Especially when unpacking, this can lead to a big mess. A spatially structured division proves to be very advantageous. Then everything in the new apartment can be unpacked in the room where it belongs.

4. Pay attention to the weight

Moving boxes are stable, but they can't withstand everything. Not every box should be filled to the edge, rather one or two more boxes and these boxes neatly. A carton should not be expected to carry more than 20kg of load. This should not be underestimated, as books or crockery, for example, quickly weigh a lot.

5. Pack intelligently

The order in the box can also prevent a lot of rummaging. Things of everyday use, such as a coffee machine, should be placed 'on top' so that they are readily available. A small packed travel bag with the most necessary things, for each household member, prevents that washing things, underwear etc. disappear in the moving boxes.

6. The correct packing material

Conventional newsprint is only suitable to a limited extent, as a packaging material. When the ink comes into contact with moisture, it quickly discolours and contaminates the items to be packaged. Silk paper for porcelain, bubble wrap for glass as well as towels, sheets and other textiles are excellent as separating and stuffing material.

7. Pack books correctly

Books, as mentioned above, are very heavy. There are special book boxes with a double reinforced bottom to withstand the weight. These are useful if you own many books and want to transport them together. Inside the box, the books should stand with their backs to each other, so as not to carry dog-ears.

8. Look out for fragile objects

Porcelain, glasses and other fragile objects are very delicate to transport. The most important thing is the packaging and the sorting in the box. Heavy, large objects, such as plates or pots, find their place in the moving box at the bottom. Fragile glasses and bowls, well packed, on top and not much can happen anymore.

9. Sorting and labelling moving boxes

A well thought out labelling is the be-all and end-all for a move, so as not to fall into chaos. Especially when external removal helpers are used, proper sorting is very helpful. Abbreviations should be conclusive and identifiable (e.g. LR = living room or KI = kitchen). In addition, the box should show whether there are any fragile objects in it, in order to be particularly careful.

10. Conclusion

All in all, it makes a lot of sense to take some time to plan the move, as well as the packing and unpacking in more detail. A lot of time and nerves can be saved, if everything has its place.

Storebox – Storage boxes for rent and storage in Berlin

If you don't have enough space in your new home for all your belongings, or you want to temporarily store some moving boxes and furniture, Storebox offers a perfect solution. Smart selfstorage compartments in urban space in Berlin, make storage very easy. You can easily book a compartment in the right size online or via app (iOS or Android) and move in immediately. It is 24/7 available and insured. All locations are video-monitored and equipped with smart sensors. They measure air humidity and room temperature, to ensure a dry, well-tempered storage area. You can check the values in real time with your smartphone.

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Fair Prices

Compartments can be booked in various sizes and cost from €36,99 per m²/month, plus flexible insurance packages.

24/7 Access

Your compartment is available immediately after booking and can be accessed around the clock with your personal access code.

Smart & Safe

All Storeboxes are accessible on the ground floor, doubly secured, monitored and insured.



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