How to Fold & Tape Cardboard Moving Boxes
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Whether you’re preparing for a move, packaging items for shipping, or engaging in a DIY project, mastering the art of cardboard box assembly is a valuable skill. Here is what you need to do:
- Lay Out Materials
- Identify Flaps
- Fold Side Flaps
- Secure Side Flaps
- Fold Bottom Flaps
- Secure Bottom Flaps
- Secure Top Flaps
Packing for a move is by far the most time-consuming task, and in many cases you will be using cardboard boxes to pack up all of your belongings. Therefore, assembling moving boxes is a most important skill and a very helpful skill to learn. Folding and taping a moving box will approximately take you between 2-5 minutes.
The most important thing is that you use good quality packing supplies, and secure the boxes to avoid them breaking down, opening and damaging your belongings.
Supplies you need:
- Cardboard box
We’ll explain in 5 easy steps how to properly assemble moving boxes:
STEP 1 – OPEN UP THE BOX AND PLACE IT IN A 3D RECTANGULAR SHAPE
STEP 2 – FOLD THE FOUR FLAPS INWARD
STEP 3 – TAPE THE BOX
STEP 4 – FOLD FOUR ADDITIONAL FLAPS OUTWARD THE BOX
STEP 5 – START PACKING
Open up the box and place it in a rectangular 3D shape
Fold the four flaps inward
2 STEP- Next, you will see the four flaps facing up. Fold the 2 smaller flaps first, and the 2 larger ones over it.
Tape the box
3 STEP- Hold the flaps down steady, and get a roll of tape. Start taping it over the middle to secure flaps in place. Rub the tape into the box to make sure that the tape has a good grip on the cardboard. Tape the box across as well for extra security. Repeat that one or two more times for extra security.
Fold four additional flaps outward the box
4 STEP- Flip the box over so the four additional flaps are facing the ceiling. Fold the flaps down so they are touching outside of the box.
5 STEP- Once the box is secured, flip it over and start packing! Make sure to use the same method with the roll of tape to secure the box when closing it, and remember to label your boxes!
This is a five-step easy guide on how to properly put together and tape a cardboard moving box. We hope our guide helped you learn a helpful skill, and you are confident that your belongings will stay intact when packing for your move!