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How to Protect Your Items During a Big Move

Thinking of moving to Denver? You’re not alone. This city has seen some of the fastest population growth in the United States. Although locals may be keen on keeping the city a secret, the many amenities that Denver offers makes it a very desirable location. Whether it’s the strong job market or affordable cost of living, it’s easy to see why people are flocking here. Don’t let prices of Denver houses for sale scare you away. Denver’s job market is thriving, and employees are loving it. 

Once you are ready to pack up your belongings and move to the mile-high city, here are a few tips on how to protect those items during a big move. 


Have the appropriate-sized boxes for what you will be moving. Keep it simple and try to stick with three different sizes, rather than a hodgepodge of old liquor and fruit boxes. This ensures a more uniform pack job in the truck. Don’t forget to pick up packing tape, packing paper, and a marker to label the boxes. Keep boxes at an average weight, too heavy of a box can compromise the integrity and stability of the box when carrying it. Use small boxes for books, files, or canned goods.

Organize Into Specific Categories

This is pretty self exclamatory. Pack kitchen supplies with kitchen supplies. Pack cleaning supplies with cleaning supplies. Pack books with books. When you start mixing and matching your belongings you’re going to run into some trouble after moving. While throwing everything you own into a box may be easier, it makes it more difficult to unpack. Your future self will thank your past self if you take the time to pack thoughtfully.


Labeling the breakables-filled boxes will save you time when you start unpacking in the new home but it’s even more important to warn whoever’s handling those boxes that the contents inside can be easily damaged unless proper caution is exercised. Use a red marker pen and write FRAGILE and HANDLE WITH CARE on at least 2 sides of each box you’ve packed with fragile items. 

Use Shrink Wrap Instead of Duct Tape

Instead of duct tape try shrink wrap which has a huge stretch factor — perfect for wrapping boxes with fragile things inside. You won’t waste tons of tape, you will use less wrap then we, and it is pretty strong as it wraps around all the boxes.  

Keep Valuables With You

Cash, credit cards, coin collections, jewelry, irreplaceable photographs and critical documents like birth certificates and passports are among the items that should be taken with you or be shipped separately.

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