5 Packing Tricks That Make DIY Moving Easier

Packing Hacks

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
A few people move a lot more often than others. Though there are numerous advantages to settling in one place, there are several specific talents which come from moving regularly. Following a certain number of moves, you discover ways to handle your boxes. You are able to wield a roll of tape and recognize how to distribute weight within cardboard cartons. But most importantly, you learn at least a few tips that make relocating significantly easier.

Luckily, it's not necessary to move many times to understand these tactics. Even if you're planning your first big move far from home, some methods are going to simplify your moving process each and every time. Presently, we're here to present a few of the pro-tricks to help you to reduce both the expense and also stress of moving to El Paso. From free packing materials to carton labeling, if you are planning on going the "do-it-yourself" route regarding packing, the correct tactics can create a significant difference.

Wrap Breakables in Clothing

The first clever packing trick is to utilize as little packing material as you can. This can lower volume and save a little money on moving materials. Instead of packing peanuts and paper, consider wrapping your breakables in clean laundry instead. Socks, scarves, and also linens make great packing materials since they can cushion various delicate items quite effectively.

You may even put together your breakables and cold weather apparel by wrapping dishes or artwork in sweaters. Blankets as well as unused jackets can be used to wrap the exterior of home furnishings or various electronic devices (only be certain that zippers as well as buttons don't produce scratches). And it saves you the additional cartons to put the soft items. Fascinatingly, proficiency runs the opposite way, as well. Pans, bowls, as well as bins are excellent storage containers for smaller sized stuff...specifically groups of wrapped breakables.

This suggestion is primarily beneficial for anyone who is moving a short distance or intending to undertake the move to El Paso yourself. In the event that you're planning on employing professional movers, they are going to re-check your packing of breakable items to make certain that they are safe to be sent inside the moving truck.

No charge Cartons from Deliveries

It's completely feasible to get every one of your moving cartons for free if you know where you should look as well as who to ask. Many moving tips suggest checking with shops for their gently used cartons. This is particularly useful for heavy-duty cardboard boxes. At the same time, today's internet commerce marketplace provides yet another excellent road for no cost cartons: deliveries.

Many people need to buy a number of items ahead of moving. Packing tape, coat hangers, plastic crates, as well as road trip snacks. Ordering your materials online can lead to deliveries to your house. Deliveries come in no cost strong cartons that can be used to put inside. Additionally, ask your friends, relatives and next door neighbors to keep boxes from their deliveries for you. When you begin a couple months beforehand, you very well might have adequate cartons for all of your items by the time move time arrives.

Use Your Suitcases

Another great strategy to pack effectively is to utilize the containers you already have. Tote bags, crates, as well as boxes are normal moving fare. But, did you know that it's also possible to use your luggage? Travel suitcases are extremely helpful when packing for a move. They are built to preserve garments in good condition or can provide a cushioned location to pack oddly shaped belongings.

Packing your travel suitcases additionally makes them worthwhile for their volume inside the moving truck. Or perhaps, they can be used as first-access boxes to take items you will need throughout and immediately after the move. On a relevant, but different note... Additionally you can make make-shift hanging bags by wrapping trash bags around groups of hanging clothes.

Develop a Packing Plan

Packing to move concerns more than purely placing your belongings in cardboard boxes. You need to think about what you need to be packed last along with what you need to unbox initially at your new residence. Items like clothes, toiletries, along with important cooking supplies ought to be accessible. Place them aside, box them last and keep them on hand once you arrive.

Pertaining to anything in the middle, box with unloading in mind. As an illustration, it is likely you would like to organize your bathroom swiftly. So, pack all of your bathroom things like bath caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements together in one box which will make this quicker. Should you have stuff that won't be unpacked for months, consider long term storage straight away.

Label Everything Carefully

Lastly, be precise regarding your labels. You will end up thanking yourself for it when unpacking later on. The last thing you want is to be slicing open each and every box trying to find a missing item or necessities. Always be quite exact with your carton labeling and record unique included categories. Do not, as an illustration, tag 5 boxes "Kitchen". Instead, tag them "Kitchen - Pans" "Kitchen - Plates and Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so forth.

It's also wise to keep kits and cables together if possible. However, before you actually remove the first cord or wire, shoot a quick pic of the rear of the television set, DVD player, etc. should you require a reminder down the road of what cable goes where. Use zipper bags and tape if possible to group items together. Designate and keep the screws for your TV mounts in a bag attached to the television or assign one particular container as your "parts box" and clearly label and set all parts inside this designated box. Bind up power cables and label them with whatever they are supposed to power. And also, needless to say, pack sets alongside one another. This will make it quicker to unbox on the other end.


You don't have to move each year of your life to be a moving pro. Being clever and acquiring knowledge as you go along are a component of the tradition. Using these tactics and many others, you are able to significantly better your moving experience. Streamline packing, reduce your load and make arrival much smoother.

Keep in mind that the majority of professional movers are ready and capable to pack up as much or as little as you need, so foregoing most of the above and merely contacting your local professional mover can be the most beneficial packing hack of all!

For additional moving helpful hints or an appointment to talk over your moving needs, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group right away!


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