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    Moving tips: Packing your moving box correctly

    Moving, moving, relocating – if you pack right, you save yourself a lot of stress. With these tips and checklists, you can relax and pack for your move.

    Moving: Where do I start?

    You're probably familiar with the most common question when moving: "Where do all the things come from that I have to pack in boxes now?" What was previously hidden in shelves and cupboards now needs a place in the moving box. This can add up to quite a few boxes – often more than you expected. But what's the best way to start?

    Cleverly packed is half moved

    It makes sense to ask yourself the following questions early on:

    • Is there anything I can do before I move?

    • How many moving boxes do I need?

    • What other accessories do I need to pack properly for my move?

    • What is the best way to pack moving boxes?

    We've put together three quick tips and in-depth packing checklists for your move.

    Three quick tips: How to pack moving boxes correctly

    How many moving boxes do you need?

    Rule of thumb: For a room in a shared flat, 10 to 15 moving boxes. For a one-person household (1- to 2-room apartment) 30 boxes. For a family, 20 to 25 boxes per person.

    What accessories for moving?

    In addition to moving boxes, the following are helpful: mattress covers, clothing boxes, bottle packaging, padding material, bags for screws, archive boxes for important papers, strong adhesive tape, pen for labeling.

    When to pack for the move?

    One month before your moving date, start with rooms that you use little (e.g. guest rooms). First, pack things that you don't need acutely (decorations, certain clothes, games, books).

    Prepare for your move

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    Decluttering before moving

    You don't have to pack what you don't need anymore anyway. A lot can be resold online or at the flea market. It is best to hand in bulky waste at regional disposal centres or order a "trough" for disposal. Also, check if you still need to get rid of old paints or expired medications.

    Stress-free restraint

    Pack well in advance of the move

    Packing moving boxes takes time. Start early, about a month before your moving date. Plan weekends for packing and a few hours in the evenings to avoid time pressure. If your move is approaching, take a few days off if possible. Then you can pack the last things, such as technology and dishes, calmly and carefully.

    Play it safe

    Avoid used boxes

    On the Internet, used moving boxes are cheap, but unfortunately often damaged. Torn grip holes and unstable floors are no fun when moving. It's better to invest in new, suitable moving boxes. Renting boxes at a high price is also not worth it. Because you can use your own boxes for storage and storage in the basement.

    Recommendation: Packaging for your move


    Use sturdy boxes

    High-quality moving boxes can be used later for storage.


    Use upholstery material

    Glasses or other sensitive objects should be padded well.

    Special cartons

    Packing bottles correctly

    Do you move with expensive wine bottles? We have the packaging for you.

    Packing for the move: practical tips and checklists

    Everything at hand, packed for the back, changed stress-free. Of course, moving is never that easy. With these checklists, however, you are well prepared for your move.

    Checklist: What you need for a move


    • 10 moving boxes per room: It's better to plan generously so that you don't have to pack the boxes too heavily.
    • Clothing boxes for winter and ski clothing: You can store the boxes directly in the basement and your clothes are dust-proof. 

    • Bottle packaging for wine: Bottles can be transported safely in packaging with insert compartments. 

    • Bubble wrap or tissue paper for glass and tableware: Better than newsprint, because the printer's ink can rub off on sensitive surfaces. 

    • Edge protection for mirrors and frames: Put the protector over the corners.

    • Covers for mattresses and pillows: You can transport textiles in practical mattress covers.

    • Bags for screws: When dismantling furniture, collect screws and other small parts in labeled bags. 

    • Archive boxes for tax documents: Important papers and documents can be transported in suitable boxes and stored directly in the basement.  

    • Book boxes: Particularly stable and slightly smaller than normal moving boxes. To prevent your books from slipping into each other and bending the pages, place them back to back in the box.

    • Scales: If you want to make sure your boxes aren't too heavy, keep a bathroom scale handy.

    • High Visibility Pen: Labeling boxes is the be-all and end-all when moving. 

    Checklist: Packing your moving box correctly

    • Logical: Everyone has their own packing system, for example by room or by closet. Keep your system going so you don't get confused when unpacking. 
    • Labeled and marked: If you label your moving boxes from several sides, you always have an overview. You can also mark boxes for your helpers or the moving company: for example, with numbers or colors for each room. 
    • Don't clutter: Pack a maximum of 15 to 20 kilos per moving box. Be especially careful when packing books, these boxes can quickly become too heavy. 
    • Heavy down: It is best to pack folders and books at the bottom so that sensitive items are not crushed.
    • Filling cavities: If you're packing delicate things, fill cavities in the moving box with bubble wrap, tissue paper, or towels.
    • Pack valuable extras: Anything that is close to your heart, fragile or valuable, is best packed separately and transported to your new home yourself.
    • Securing plants: Small plants can also be packed in cardboard boxes. Simply secure the pots with crumpled newspaper. 
    • Children's Carton Packing: Moving with children is a special challenge. To make sure you have everything you need at hand, pack an extra children's box with your favourite stuffed animals or toys, diapers, wet wipes, changing mat, baby food and picture books.

    Everything you need for your move

    Moving has never been easier

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