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When you are moving, you need to have the right packing materials for your move to keep things from getting broken in the rental van as you transport them. While VanRental.net can get you a great rental van, they cannot keep things from being broken if they are not packed right. So, you need to make sure you pack them right, and here are a few tips to make that happen.

First of all, make sure you limit the weight of your boxes to something you and your friends can handle. If it is a bunch of individuals moving who need two people to one 50 pound box, then you should not pack boxes with more than 25 pounds in them. However, if you have a bunch of body builders helping you out, you can probably load your boxes a bit heavier. That being said, in general you should pack boxes with more than 50 pounds in them.
Remember, smaller boxes can handle more weight than larger boxes, so ensure that you keep from loading large boxes with 50 pounds, and smaller boxes with nearly nothing. If you have books, smaller boxes are what you should use. You may think large boxes will hold more books, but the truth is they will weight over 200 pounds before you hit the three-quarters mark with your books. Keep your large boxes for towels, clothes and other items that are generally light.

Never, ever close boxes by locking the flaps in place. This will not hold anything in if the boxes fall over in the rental truck during transport. You should tape everything with packing tape, not duck tape because it will not work properly to hold onto the cardboard. Make sure everything is securely taped so that if the boxes do fall over, everything will stay where it is supposed to.
This then brings us to the packing inside the box. If the box does fall over, you do not want it to break the items inside so you need to put the right packing inside. This can be a large number of items, but bubble wrap works best because air is a great cushion. If you don't want to spend the money on bubble wrap, you can use some items you have in your home. Why not kill two birds with one stone by packing your towels in with your dishes to provide them with very nice cushioning. If you don't do this, you can use paper as a cushion but it is not as good.

Do not use newspaper for your fine china. You will get a very unfortunate surprise when you open up the box to find all your fine china intact, but with a lot of marks from the newspaper print. You will spend the next few hours washing all your fine china, and hopefully you will be able to get the printing off.

Making sure you have the right amount of packing and that boxes are packed right will keep you from having problems later on when you begin to unpack your items.