How to Pack Your Things Properly If you are moving houses, you would want to keep your things intact and safe. One way to ensure this is to pack your belongings properly using the appropriate materials. So before you start packing make sure that you have ample supply of packing materials. This will make your packing easier and faster. You can buy some strong boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, wrapping paper and other materials at the department store. Some moving companies may also have these supplies for sale. If you want to save money, you can look for second hand packing materials too. This would come cheaper. You can also substitute some of these materials with things you already have in your house. You can use old clothes and other fabric as padding. You can also use some newsprint and computer papers at home if you have some. You can even ask for free boxes from some liquor stores and department stores. For boxes for appliances, it would be more ideal to ask boxes from appliance stores as they would have the type of boxes for appliances. The important thing is you provide enough protection to your things when you pack them. You also need ample padding just in case boxes get dropped during transport. Your clothes need to be packed in wardrobe boxes too.