Thinking Outside Of The Box While Packing
One-size-fits-all kind of boxes do not fit every single item in your home. Certain items require specific care and packages.
Some items like, clothing, kitchenware, books, and paperwork, can easily be packed away in a generic cardboard box. However, some items require particular packaging and/or packaging considerations.
For example, you will want to consider the item's shape, material makeup, temperature-sensitivity, and weight when determining what kind of packaging is required.
Here is a list of items that likely involve special packaging considerations:
Aquarium and fish
Breakable dishes, figurines, glassware, and more
Computer screens and other technology equipment
Tools and other machines
Kitchen appliances (such as coffee makers, waffle irons, toaster ovens, and more)
Pianos and other musical instruments
Gym equipment (weights, treadmills, and more)
We suggest taking inventory of your items and making note of any items that will involve special handling for packing. You can even check the manufacturer's instructions or manual for optimal packing suggestions. (Sources: RealSimple, How Stuff Works, Moving.com, and Relocation.com)