How to Pack Files
Learn how to keep everything organized through the use of file boxes.
This video demonstrates how to professionally pack files for a move. Whether you're moving locally or long distance -- you'll want to pack your documents carefully to prevent damage.
✓ Two different boxes: small file boxes and legal file boxes.
✓ Don't leave extra space in the boxes; they should be solid and full so they don't crush.
✓ Try to pack drawers into different boxes.
Tips and Tricks
1. Empty your file cabinets.
File cabinets are heavy. The files should be removed for safety and to preserve the integrity of the file cabinets. Many will bend or break under the weight of the files if you attempt to move them while full.
2. Use the right boxes.
There are two sizes of file boxes: small file boxes and larger legal file boxes. These are designed so your files fit exactly and the boxes can be filled. Use paper padding if necessary. This way, your boxes and files won't get crushed when stacked on the truck.
3. Pack each drawer into its own box, or alphabetically.
Packing drawers separately helps keep things organized and makes unpacking much easier. There is no need to sort items when taking them out of the boxes if you keep everything in place during the move.