5 Packing Tricks That Make DIY Moving Easier

Packing Hacks

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Some individuals move far more routinely compared to others. While there are many advantages to settling in one place, there are some specific talents which come from moving frequently. Following a certain number of moves, you learn how to manage your boxes. You are able to use a roll of packing tape and recognize how to disperse weight inside cardboard boxes. However, most significantly, you discover more than a few tricks which make relocating much simpler.

Luckily, you don't have to move a dozen times to find out these tactics. Even if you are arranging your first sizeable move away from home, certain approaches are going to improve your moving process each time. Presently, we are here to present some of the pro-tricks to help you to lessen both the expense and also stress of moving to San Antonio. From no cost packing materials to box labeling, if you are intending on going the "do-it-yourself" route with regard to packing, the correct techniques can make a massive difference.

Wrap Breakables in Clothing

The first brilliant packing tip is to use as little packaging materials as you possibly can. This may reduce volume plus save you money on moving supplies. As opposed to packing peanuts and newspaper, consider wrapping your fragile items in clean clothing instead. Socks, scarves, as well as linens are actually excellent packing materials as they are able cushion some fragile items really successfully.

You may even merge your breakables and cold weather garments by wrapping dishes or even artwork in sweaters. Blankets as well as unused coats can be used to wrap the outside of household furniture or certain electronic devices (only be sure that zippers and buttons do not result in scratches). And it saves you the additional cartons to put the soft possessions. Oddly enough, productivity moves the other way, also. Pans, bowls, and hampers are actually excellent containers for more compact items...particularly groups of wrapped breakables.

This suggestion is especially valuable if you're moving a short way away or intending to perform the move to San Antonio yourself. If you're planning on hiring professional movers, they will re-check your packing of fragile items to make certain that they are safe to be sent in the moving truck.

No cost Boxes from Deliveries

It is entirely possible to get every one of your moving boxes at no cost once you know best places to look and who to ask. The majority of moving articles suggest checking with merchants for their lightly used cartons. This is especially useful for heavy-duty cardboard boxes. Having said that, today's e-commerce market provides another great method for free cartons: deliveries.

Most people need a number of things prior to moving. Tape, coat hangers, plastic containers, along with road trip snack food items. Ordering your products on the internet can result in shipments to your home. Shipments get there in free of charge strong boxes that may be used to pack inside. In addition, request your friends, relatives and nearby neighbors to keep cartons from their deliveries for you. When you begin a couple months beforehand, you very well could have enough cartons for all your items by the time move time comes around.

Make Use of Your Suitcases

Yet another excellent technique to pack efficiently is to utilize the containers you currently have. Tote bags, bins, and also boxes are common moving fare. Yet, were you aware that it's also possible to utilize your luggage? Suitcase sets are incredibly helpful when packing for a move. They are designed to maintain garments in good shape or can supply a padded destination to pack strangely shaped things.

Loading your suitcase sets also causes them to be advantageous for their volume inside the moving truck. Or maybe, they can be used as first-access boxes to hold items you would like during and also right after the move. On a applicable, but different note... You could also construct make-shift hanging bags by placing garbage bags over groups of clothes on hangers.

Develop a Packing System

Packing to move is about more than purely putting your items in cardboard boxes. It is advisable to take into consideration what you would like to be loaded last along with what you intend to unpack first at your new home. Such things as clothes, toiletries, as well as fundamental kitchen items really need to be readily available. Place them aside, pack them last and keep them accessible when you arrive.

Regarding everything in the middle, pack with unloading in mind. For example, you probably would like to arrange your bathroom swiftly. Thus, pack all your bathroom items like bath caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements together in one carton to make this easier. Should you have stuff that won't be unpacked for a long time, arrange for deep storage now.

Label Everything Carefully

Last but not least, be precise concerning your labels. You're going to be thanking yourself for it when unpacking later. The last thing you need is to be slicing open every single box looking for a missing item or necessities. Always be incredibly exact with your box labeling and list distinct included categories. You should not, as an illustration, tag 6 cardboard boxes "Kitchen". Rather, label them "Kitchen - Pots and Pans" "Kitchen - Dishes and Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so forth.

It's also wise to keep kits and cables together whenever possible. However, before you actually remove the initial power cord or wire, shoot a simple photograph of the back of the television set, DVD player, and so on in case you need a reminder in the future of which cable goes where. Use zipper bags and tape whenever possible to group items with each other. Label whilst keeping the screws for the television wall mounts in a bag secured to the television or designate a particular box as the "parts box" and clearly label and set all parts within this particular box. Bind up power cords and tag them with whatever they are supposed to power. As well as, of course, pack sets alongside one another. It is then much easier to unpack on the other side.


It's not necessary to move each and every year of your life to turn into a moving expert. Being creative and figuring out as you go along are part of the tradition. Using these techniques and many more, you are able to substantially better your moving experience. Simplify packing, lessen your load and make delivery that much smoother.

Remember that the majority of professional movers are ready and able to pack up as much or as little as you want, so foregoing most of the previously mentioned and simply calling your local professional mover could possibly be the best packing hack of all!

For more moving tips or an appointment to talk about your moving needs, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group right away!


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