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How To Tape Your Moving Boxes In 5 Easy Steps

How To Tape Boxes For Moving

It can be hard to know how to handle every aspect of moving. Even folding or taping boxes can be a challenge.

Key Takeaways

  1. Ensure you have the right tape to secure your boxes the proper way
  2. Opt for a moving company to do the packing for you to relieve some stress!
  3. Follow the H-method to tape boxes to ensure they can hold your stuff

Don’t know exactly how to tape your moving boxes the right way? Here’s a step-by-step guide.

See Related: How To Pack Houseplants When Moving To Your New Home

Getting The Tools And Materials You Need

There’s a reason why people usually hire professional movers to not only relocate their personal belongings but also pack them. What seems simple at first glance is a complex game between yourself, some cardboard boxes, and everything you own.

To ensure you’re set up for success, you need the right tools and materials to get you there. With the wrong materials, your boxes won’t hold, and the entire packing process will have been for nothing.

The Power Of Proper Packing Tape

People don’t usually realize how critical using quality moving tape can be. Essentially any moving box is the same and made from roughly the same quality of cardboard.

But you can’t just use any tape to secure your boxes.

To properly tape packing boxes, you need the right tape. Don’t use duct tape or Scotch tape (we really hope you’re not going to use Scotch tape.)

Ensure you use proper packing tape. It should be adhesive enough to stick to the cardboard. Remember that regular tape doesn’t stick well to cardboard material, so packing tape is the safest route.

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A Moving Company To Handle The Hard Parts For You

If you’re even a little unsure of where to start, consider opting for a moving company. With our team here at The Movers Moving and Storage by your side, you won’t even need to think twice about fitting all your stuff into some boxes.

Not only are we experienced in moving, but we also know everything about packing. Whether wrapping furniture or carefully securing fragile items, we can do it all.

We’ve been Florida’s trusted movers since 1980, and there’s a reason why thousands of families state-wide have trusted us with their relocation. We’re attentive, knowledgeable, and caring.

We always give 100% at what we do, so you know you’ll always be taken care of.

But if you prefer to handle things solo, we’ll let you know how to tape your moving boxes. Just keep reading.

Bonus: Here’s How Much You Should Be Tipping Your Movers In 2023

How To Tape Boxes For Moving The Right Way

Did you know that there are multiple ways to tape moving boxes? People are creative and have devised some different methods for taping boxes.

But not all of them are truly effective.

The best way to tape moving boxes is via the H-method. Just follow these steps, and you’ll get it mastered in no time.

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#1. Unfold Your Moving Box Upside Down

All moving boxes come flat. So the first step to taping your moving box is unfolding it and opening it up and into a cube.

We’ll start by taping the bottom of the box, so make sure you flip the cube upside down.

#2. Fold The Smaller Flaps

The bottom of the box should have four bottom flaps in total. Two will be large while the other two will be smaller.

Take the smaller two flaps and fold them inward to 90 degrees.

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#3. Fold The Larger Flaps

With the two smaller flaps folded inward, it’s time to fold the remaining two flaps. First, take the two larger flaps, and fold them over the small flaps.

These two flaps should meet in the middle, creating a seamless intersection.

This two-layer flap system gives your moving boxes the extra support needed to withstand heavy items. And these two larger flaps should line up cleanly, so you’ll be able to tell if your box isn’t aligned quite right.

#4. Tape The “H”

Time to get out the packing tape.

Start by imagining you’re about to draw the letter “H” on your box. Tape the seam of the large flaps with enough tape going over onto the box’s side.

Then, tape the edges of the box where the flaps meet. Connect the corners of the box on opposite sides.

You’ll know you did it right if you see the “H!”

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#5. Tape The Top

Once your boxes are packed, you can repeat steps 2-4 for the top flaps of the box. This will ensure your valuables are well-sealed and protected.

Taping moving boxes doesn’t need to be complicated.

You’ve got this! 

Keep Reading: 6 Ways To Confirm That Your Moving Company Is Legitimate

The Movers Moving & Storage has been a family-owned and operated moving company for 40 years and across three generations. Serving areas in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, Spring Hill, Lakeland, Wesley Chapel, Brandon, and Clearwater in Florida, our simple approach to moving has not changed since the day we opened. We treat our customers like family and their belongings like our own. For more moving facts and information, follow us on LinkedInInstagramYouTubeFacebook, and Twitter.

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