5 Packing Tricks That Make DIY Moving Easier

Packing Hacks

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
A few people move more often than others. While there are many good things about putting down roots, there are several specific talents that come from moving often. Following a certain amount of moves, you learn how to manage your cartons. You'll be able to wield a roll of tape as well as know how to allocate weight inside cardboard cartons. But most significantly, you learn far more than a few tricks that make relocating much easier.

Fortunately, you won't need to move a dozen times to find out these tricks. Even if you're arranging your first substantial move away from home, several techniques are going to simplify your moving process each time. Presently, we are here to present a few of the pro-tricks to help you to reduce both the cost and also headache of moving to Houston. From free of charge packing materials to box labeling, if you are intending on going the "do-it-yourself" course for packing, the perfect tactics can create a significant difference.

Wrap Breakables in Clothing

The first creative packing trick is to utilize as little packaging material as possible. This will decrease volume and save you money on moving supplies. As opposed to packing peanuts and paper, consider wrapping your delicate items in clean laundry instead. Socks, scarves, and towels make great packing materials as they can cushion a number of fragile things really effectively.

You may even combine your breakables and winter apparel by wrapping plates or artwork in sweaters. Blankets and unused jackets may be used to wrap the exterior of home furnishings or various electronic devices (just ensure that zippers and buttons do not cause scratches). And it will save you the added boxes to put the soft possessions. Interestingly, proficiency goes the opposite way, too. Pans, bowls, along with baskets are excellent containers for smaller sized possessions...specifically groups of wrapped breakables.

This trick is particularly valuable if you are moving a minimal way away or preparing to complete the move to Houston yourself. If you intend on employing professional movers, they are going to re-check your packing of fragile things to make sure that they are secure to be sent within the moving truck.

No charge Cartons from Deliveries

It's completely feasible to acquire all your moving cartons for free once you learn best places to look as well as who to ask. The majority of moving tips recommend checking with shops for their gently used cartons. This is particularly ideal for heavy-duty boxes. However, today's e-commerce marketplace offers another great method to get zero cost cartons: deliveries.

Many people need a few products before moving. Packing tape, hangers, plastic containers, and road trip snacks. Purchasing your products online can lead to deliveries to your house. Shipments arrive in no cost durable boxes which can be used to put in. Additionally, ask your buddies, relatives and next door neighbors to hang onto cartons from their deliveries for you. Should you start a few months beforehand, you very well may have enough cartons for all your things by the time move time arrives.

Make Use of Luggage

Yet another excellent option to pack efficiently is using the containers you already have. Tote bags, crates, and also boxes are typical moving fare. Yet, were you aware that it's also possible to use your luggage? Travel suitcases are extremely useful when packing for a move. They're created to preserve apparel in good shape or can provide a padded spot to pack oddly shaped items.

Loading your suitcases likewise means they are useful for their volume in the moving truck. Or, they can be used as first night bags to take belongings you would like during as well as right after the move. On a corresponding, but different note... Additionally you can create make-shift hanging bags by placing trash bags around groups of clothes on hangers.

Design a Packing Plan

Packing to move is about more than just putting your items in cardboard boxes. You'll want to think about what you need to be loaded last as well as what you would like to unbox first and foremost at the new residence. Things like garments, toiletries, and important kitchen items really need to be accessible. Put them aside, pack them last and keep them readily available when you arrive.

Pertaining to anything in the middle, pack with unloading as your intended purpose. For example, you probably want to arrange your bathroom promptly. Therefore, box all of your bathroom things like bath caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements together in one box to make this quicker. In case you have things that definitely won't be unpacked for months, consider permanent storage now.

Label Everything Carefully

Last but not least, be precise about your labels. You will end up thanking yourself for it when unpacking later on. The last thing you want is to be cutting open every single box looking for a missing item or necessities. You should be incredibly specific with your carton labeling and record distinct included categories. Don't, for instance, label 7 boxes "Kitchen". Alternatively, tag them "Kitchen - Pans" "Kitchen - Plates and Eating Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so forth.

It's also wise to keep cords and wiring together whenever you can. However, before you remove the first cord or cable, snap a fast photo of the back of the TV, DVD player, etc. should you need a reminder down the road of what cord goes where. Utilize zipper bags and packing tape whenever feasible for you to group items together. Label whilst keeping the screws for your TV mounts in a bag secured to the TV or assign a particular carton as your "parts box" and clearly label and set all parts inside this designated box. Bind up power cords and tag them with whatever they are meant to power. As well as, needless to say, pack sets with each other. This will make it quicker to unpack on the other side.


It's not necessary to move each year of your life to become a moving pro. Being creative and learning as you go along are a portion of the tradition. Making use of these strategies and many others, you are able to substantially better your moving experience. Simplify packing, reduce your load and make arrival that much easier.

Remember that many professional movers are prepared and able to pack up as much or as little as you need, so foregoing most of the earlier mentioned and merely calling your local professional mover may be the most effective packing hack of all!

For more moving helpful hints or an appointment to talk about your moving needs, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group now!


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