For our DIY aficionados, let our experts show you how to properly build and seal a moving box with these quick, easy steps!

Why is the type of fold important while securing your box? You may be asking: “Can’t I just quarter fold and call it a day?” The easy quarter fold actually makes the box weaker, likening your chances of your beloved items falling straight to the ground through the bottom of the box. Simply turn that box upside down, place the smaller flaps down before bringing the larger edges to fold over top of them, and tape, tape, tape! Three strips of tape work best in making sure your box is strong and ready to safely hold your goods.

The right type of tape is also essential in making sure your box is structurally sound. Not all adhesives are created equal, so be sure to use packing or shipping tape. Duct tape, as tempting as it may seem, has 1,001 uses, but securing cardboard boxes is not one of them, so stick (wink wink) to packing or shipping tape. Make sure you pat the tape down or smooth it over with your hand to ensure full contact with the box.

After you fill your box with your belongings, use the same steps listed above to close the box off. And that is how you properly build and seal your moving box!