5 Packing Tricks That Make DIY Moving Easier

Packing Hacks

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Some people move more frequently than others. While there are lots of good things about settling in one place, there are several particular skills that come from moving regularly. Following a certain amount of moves, you figure out how to handle your cartons. You can wield a roll of packing tape as well as recognize how to distribute weight in cardboard cartons. However, most notably, you discover far more than a few tactics which make relocating much easier.

Fortunately, you won't need to move many times to find out these tricks. Even if you're organizing your very first sizeable move away from home, several techniques can streamline your moving process each time. Currently, we're here to disclose some of the pro-tricks that will help you lessen both the price and also headache of moving to Tulsa. From no cost packing material to carton labeling, if you are planning on traveling the "do-it-yourself" route for packing, the right tactics makes a big difference.

Wrap Breakables in Garments

The very first brilliant packing secret is to utilize as little packing material as possible. This tends to lower volume as well as save you money on moving materials. Instead of packing peanuts and paper, try wrapping your fragile items in clean clothes instead. Socks, scarves, and also linens are actually excellent packing materials as they are able cushion a number of sensitive things quite successfully.

You can even combine your breakables and cold weather garments by wrapping dishes or even artwork in sweaters. Blankets and unused jackets could be used to wrap the exterior of household furniture or various electronics (but make sure that zippers and also buttons don't result in scratches). And it will save you the added boxes to put the soft things. Interestingly, productivity goes the other way, as well. Pans, bowls, and bins are excellent storage units for more compact stuff...specifically groups of wrapped breakables.

This trick is especially helpful if you are moving a short distance or preparing to undertake the move to Tulsa yourself. In the event that you intend on appointing professional movers, they'll re-check your packing of fragile items to make certain that they are safe to be moved in the moving truck.

No charge Cartons from Deliveries

It's entirely possible to acquire every one of your moving boxes at no cost if you know where to look along with who to ask. Most moving guides advise checking with retailers for their lightly used boxes. This is particularly useful for heavy-duty cartons. Having said that, today's eCommerce market offers yet another excellent method to get totally free cartons: deliveries.

Most people require a couple of things before moving. Tape, coat hangers, plastic containers, and road trip snack food items. Ordering your supplies on the internet will result in shipments to your home. Shipments arrive inside free of charge durable cartons which can be used to put in. Also, request your pals, relatives and neighbors to hang onto boxes from their deliveries for you. When you commence a couple months in advance, you very well might have plenty of boxes for your things by the time move day arrives.

Make Use of Luggage

Yet another excellent way to pack resourcefully is to utilize the containers you already possess. Tote bags, bins, as well as boxes are normal moving fare. However, are you aware that you may also utilize your suitcases? Suitcases are extremely practical when packing for a move. They are built to keep clothing in good shape or can supply a padded destination to pack unusually shaped items.

Packing your travel suitcases likewise makes them advantageous for their volume within the moving truck. Or perhaps, you can use them as first night bags to take belongings you will need throughout as well as right after the move. On a related, but different note... You can also construct make-shift hanging bags by wrapping garbage bags over groups of clothes on hangers.

Develop a Packing System

Packing to move concerns more than just placing your stuff in cardboard boxes. It is advisable to take into account what you need to be packed last as well as what you would like to unpack first and foremost at the new home. Items like clothes, toiletries, and important kitchen supplies ought to be readily available. Put them aside, pack them last and keep them available after you arrive.

Pertaining to anything in the middle, box with unloading in your head. As an illustration, you probably want to set up your bathroom quickly. Therefore, box all your bathroom things like bath caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements collectively in one box which will make this smoother. When you have things that won't be unpacked for a long time, plan for deep storage now.

Label Everything Properly

Lastly, be specific concerning your labels. You're going to be thanking yourself for it when unpacking down the road. The last thing you need is to be slicing open every single box searching for a missing item or supplies. You should be extremely exact with your box labeling and list different included categories. You should not, as an illustration, tag 5 cardboard boxes "Kitchen". Instead, label them "Kitchen - Pots and Pans" "Kitchen - Plates and Eating Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so on.

You should also keep kits and cables together if possible. Yet, prior to when you remove the first cord or cable, take a quick photo of the back of the TV, DVD player, and so forth should you want a reminder in the future of what power cord goes where. Utilize zipper bags and packing tape whenever feasible for you to group items together. Label while keeping the screws for the television brackets in a bag attached to the television set or establish one particular carton as the "parts box" and clearly label and put all parts in this specific box. Bind up power cords and tag them with whatever they are meant to power. And also, needless to say, pack sets with each other. It is then much easier to unbox on the other side.


You don't need to move every year of your life to become a moving professional. Being wise and learning along the way are an element of the tradition. Making use of these strategies and many others, you'll be able to considerably better your moving experience. Streamline packing, lessen your load and make arrival a whole lot smoother.

Do not forget that the majority of professional movers are set and capable to pack up as much or as little as you need, so foregoing all the previously mentioned and merely contacting your local professional mover could be the best packing hack of all!

For additional moving tips or a consultation to discuss your moving needs, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group right away!


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