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 routinely as opposed to others. Though there are many advantages to settling in one place, there are several particular skill-sets which come from moving often. After having a certain number of moves, you learn how to manage your cartons. You'll be able to use a roll of tape and recognize how to distribute weight in cardboard boxes. However, most notably, you discover more than a couple of tactics that make relocating considerably easier.

Fortunately, you don't have to move many times to understand these tricks. Even if you're planning your very first substantial move away from home, several methods are going to streamline your moving process each and every time. Presently, we are here to disclose some of the pro-tricks to enable you to decrease both the expense and hassle of moving to Colorado Springs. From free of charge packing materials to carton labeling, if you are intending on going the "do-it-yourself" course with regard to packing, the correct techniques can create a big difference.

Wrap Breakables in Garments

The first clever packing trick is to utilize as little packaging material as possible. This tends to lower volume plus save a little money on moving materials. Rather than packing peanuts and newspaper, take a crack at wrapping your delicate items in clean clothing instead. Socks, scarves, as well as bath towels are actually excellent packing materials as they can cushion various delicate items quite successfully.

You can even incorporate your breakables and wintertime clothes by wrapping plates or possibly artwork with sweaters. Blankets and unused coats could be used to wrap the surface of household furniture or certain electronics (only be certain that zippers and also buttons don't result in scratches). And it saves you the additional cartons to put the soft possessions. Interestingly, proficiency runs the other way, too. Pots, bowls, along with baskets make great containers for more compact possessions...especially groups of wrapped breakables.

This trick is primarily helpful for anyone who is moving a minimal way away or intending to complete the move to Colorado Springs yourself. In case you intend on employing professional movers, they'll re-check your packing of breakable items to be sure that they are safe to be transported in the moving truck.

No charge Cartons from Deliveries

It's entirely possible to obtain every one of your moving boxes at no cost if you know where you should look as well as who to ask. The majority of moving tips advise checking with merchants for their gently used cartons. This is especially ideal for heavy-duty boxes. At the same time, today's eCommerce marketplace supplies yet another excellent avenue for free of charge boxes: deliveries.

Many people need a number of items prior to moving. Tape, hangers, plastic crates, and also road trip snack food items. Buying your supplies online will result in shipments to your house. Shipments get there in free durable boxes which can be used to pack inside. Also, ask your buddies, relatives and nearby neighbors to hang onto boxes from their deliveries for you. Should you begin a couple months in advance, you very well may have enough cartons for all your belongings by the point move time rolls around.

Make Use of Your Suitcases

Another excellent option to pack effectively is to use the containers you already have. Totes, bins, and cartons are typical moving fare. But, are you aware that you may also use your luggage? Suitcases are extremely helpful when packing for a move. They're designed to keep clothes in good condition or can supply a cushioned location to pack unusually shaped things.

Loading your suitcases additionally makes them worthwhile for their volume within the moving truck. Or perhaps, they can be used as first-access boxes to take belongings you'll need in the course of and right after the move. On a relevant, but different note... You could also make make-shift hanging bags by placing garbage bags over groups of hanging clothes.

Develop a Packing Plan

Packing to move concerns more than merely putting your belongings in cardboard boxes. It is advisable to take into account what you need to be packed last along with what you want to unpack initially at your new home. Such things as garments, toiletries, along with fundamental cooking items ought to be readily available. Place them to one side, pack them last and keep them on hand after you arrive.

Regarding anything in the middle, pack with unloading as your intended purpose. For instance, you probably wish to set up your bathroom quickly. Therefore, box all your bathroom stuff like bath caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements together in one carton to make this quicker. If you have items that won't be unpacked for months, consider long term storage now.

Label Everything Carefully

Finally, be very clear concerning your labels. You'll be thanking yourself for it when unpacking down the road. The last thing you need is to be cutting open each and every box trying to find a missing item or necessities. Be quite targeted in your carton labeling and list different included categories. You should not, for instance, tag 5 boxes "Kitchen". Rather, tag them "Kitchen - Pans" "Kitchen - Dishes and Eating Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so forth.

It's also advisable to keep kits and wiring together whenever you can. But, just before you remove the first cord or wire, take a quick pic of the back of your TV, DVD player, and so on should you want a reminder in the future of which cord goes where. Use zipper bags and packing tape whenever feasible in order to group things together. Tag while keeping the screws for the TV mounts in a bag secured to the television set or designate one particular box as the "parts box" and precisely label and place all parts within this particular box. Bind up power cables and designate them with whatever they are meant to power. And, needless to say, pack sets alongside one another. This makes it quicker to unbox on the other side.


It's not necessary to move each and every year of your life to become a moving pro. Being clever and acquiring knowledge along the way are an element of the tradition. With these techniques and many more, you are able to drastically upgrade your moving experience. Streamline packing, reduce your load and make arrival that much smoother.

Remember that many professional movers are ready and able to pack up as much or as little as you want, so foregoing all the above and simply phoning your local professional mover can be the most beneficial packing hack of all!

For more moving helpful hints or a consultation to talk over your moving needs, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group now!


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