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January 19, 2019

5 Packing Tricks That Make DIY Moving Easier

Packing Hacks

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Some individuals move more routinely compared to others. Though there are lots of good things about putting down roots, there are a few unique talents that come from moving often. After having a certain quantity of moves, you discover ways to deal with your boxes. You can wield a roll of tape and understand how to allocate weight in cardboard cartons. But most importantly, you master far more than a few secrets that make relocating much simpler.

Fortunately, you don't have to move numerous times to learn these tips. Even if you're arranging your very first substantial move from home, some techniques are going to streamline your moving process every time. Presently, we are here to share some of the pro-tricks to help you to decrease both the cost and also headache of moving to Atlanta. From no cost packing material to carton labeling, if you are intending on going the "do-it-yourself" course regarding packing, the perfect techniques can make a massive difference.

Wrap Breakables in Garments

The first brilliant packing trick is to utilize as little packaging material as you can. This can decrease volume plus save a little money on moving supplies. Rather than packing peanuts and paper, consider wrapping your fragile items in clean clothes as an alternative. Socks, scarves, and linens make great packing materials as they are able cushion some delicate things very effectively.

You may also put together your breakables and cold weather apparel by wrapping plates or possibly artwork with sweaters. Blankets as well as unused jackets may be used to wrap the exterior of furniture or certain electronic devices (only be sure that zippers as well as buttons do not produce scratches). And it will save you the extra boxes to put the soft possessions. Oddly enough, efficiency moves the other way, too. Pots, bowls, and baskets are excellent storage containers for smaller stuff...specifically groups of wrapped breakables.

This idea is primarily valuable if you are moving a short distance or intending to perform the move to Atlanta yourself. If you plan on appointing professional movers, they will re-check your packing of delicate things to make certain that they are secure to be sent within the moving truck.

No charge Boxes from Deliveries

It is completely feasible to acquire every one of your moving cartons free of charge if you know where you should look and who to ask. The majority of moving guides advise checking with retailers for their gently used cartons. This is particularly useful for heavy-duty cardboard boxes. However, today's eCommerce marketplace provides one more great method to get free cartons: deliveries.

Many people require a few things prior to moving. Packing tape, coat hangers, plastic bins, along with road trip snack foods. Ordering your supplies online will result in deliveries to your home. Deliveries arrive in free strong boxes that can be used to pack in. In addition, ask your friends, relatives and nearby neighbors to keep cartons from their deliveries for you. When you start a couple months in advance, you very well may have enough boxes for all your things by the time move day rolls around.

Use Your Luggage

Another excellent approach to pack efficiently is using the containers you already have. Totes, bins, and also boxes are typical moving items. Yet, are you aware that you may also make use of suitcases? Suitcase sets are really practical when packing for a move. They are created to maintain clothes in good shape or can offer a cushioned location to pack strangely shaped possessions.

Packing your suitcase sets likewise causes them to be worthwhile for their volume within the moving truck. Or, they can be used as first night bags to carry important things you will need during and also soon after the move. On a related, but different note... You can also construct make-shift hanging bags by wrapping trash bags around groups of clothes on hangers.

Design a Packing Plan

Packing to move concerns more than just placing your stuff in boxes. You need to take into consideration what you need to be packed last and what you would like to unpack first and foremost at your new residence. Things like clothes, toiletries, and basic cooking items ought to be readily available. Set them apart, pack them last and keep them available once you arrive.

For all the things in the middle, pack with unpacking in your head. As an illustration, you most likely want to set up your bathroom quickly. Therefore, box all of your bathroom things like shower caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements collectively in a single box which will make this simpler. If you've got things that definitely won't be unpacked for a long time, arrange for deep storage straight away.

Label Everything Meticulously

Finally, be very clear concerning your labeling. You'll be thanking yourself for it when unpacking later. The last thing you need is to be cutting open every box trying to find a missing item or necessities. Be extremely targeted with your box labeling and record distinct included categories. Don't, for example, label 5 boxes "Kitchen". Alternatively, designate them "Kitchen - Cookware" "Kitchen - Dishes and Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so forth.

You should also keep kits and cabling together whenever feasible. But, just before you remove the first cord or wire, shoot a quick pic of the back of the TV, DVD player, and so forth in the event you require a reminder down the road of what cable goes where. Make use of zipper bags and tape whenever possible in order to group things jointly. Label whilst keeping the screws for the television wall mounts in a bag fixed to the television or establish one container as the "parts box" and precisely label and place all parts inside this specific box. Bind up power cords and designate them with whatever they were made to power. And, obviously, pack sets together. This will make it much easier to unbox on the other side.


You don't need to move each and every year of your life to be a moving pro. Being wise and figuring out along the way are a portion of the tradition. Making use of these tactics and many more, you can drastically improve your moving experience. Simplify packing, lessen your load and make arrival a whole lot easier.

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

For further moving suggestions or an appointment to talk over your moving needs, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group now!


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