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 than others. Whilst there are numerous good things about putting down roots, there are some unique skill-sets which come from moving frequently. Following a certain quantity of moves, you figure out how to handle your cartons. You can use a roll of tape and understand how to disperse weight within cardboard boxes. But most importantly, you learn at least a couple of tactics which make relocating significantly smoother.

Thankfully, you won't need to move many times to understand these tricks. Even if you are organizing your first sizeable move from home, several strategies are going to improve your moving process each time. Presently, we're here to present a few of the pro-tricks to help you to minimize both the price and hassle of moving to Atlanta. From no cost packing material to carton labels, if you are intending on going the "do-it-yourself" route for packing, the perfect techniques makes a big difference.

Wrap Breakables in Garments

The very first brilliant packing trick is to use as little packaging materials as possible. This may lower volume and save you money on moving materials. As opposed to packing peanuts and newspaper, take a crack at wrapping your delicate items in clean clothing as an alternative. Socks, scarves, and also bath towels make great packing materials as they can cushion some delicate things very effectively.

You may even combine your breakables and cold weather apparel by wrapping plates or possibly artwork in sweaters. Blankets as well as unused jackets may be used to wrap the outside of home furnishings or various electronic devices (only be certain that zippers and buttons do not result in scratches). And it helps you to save the extra cartons to put the soft things. Oddly enough, proficiency moves the opposite way, too. Pots, bowls, and hampers are actually excellent containers for smaller sized things...specifically groups of wrapped breakables.

This trick is particularly useful if you are moving a minimal way away or preparing to undertake the move to Atlanta yourself. In case you intend on employing professional movers, they are going to re-check your packing of fragile items to ensure that they are secure to be transported in the moving truck.

Free of charge Cartons from Deliveries

It's totally possible to acquire all your moving cartons for free once you learn where to look as well as who to ask. Many moving tips recommend checking with stores for their gently used boxes. This is especially ideal for heavy-duty cardboard boxes. However, today's internet commerce marketplace supplies yet another excellent road to get free of charge cartons: deliveries.

Most people need to buy a number of things ahead of moving. Tape, hangers, plastic containers, along with road trip snack food items. Ordering your supplies on the internet will result in deliveries to your home. Deliveries arrive in free of charge strong cartons that can be used to pack in. Also, request your buddies, relatives and next door neighbors to save cartons from their deliveries for you. Should you commence a couple months in advance, you very well could have enough cartons for all of your items by the time move time arrives.

Make Use of Luggage

Another excellent approach to pack effectively is to utilize the containers you already possess. Bags, crates, as well as cartons are normal moving items. However, were you aware that it's also possible to use your luggage? Suitcase sets are incredibly useful when packing for a move. They are designed to keep clothes in good condition or can offer a cushioned location to pack oddly shaped possessions.

Packing your suitcases additionally makes them advantageous for their volume inside the moving truck. Or, they can be used as first night bags to take belongings you absolutely need during and also immediately after the move. On a corresponding, but different note... Additionally you can make make-shift hanging bags by placing trash bags around groups of clothes on hangers.

Create a Packing System

Packing to move concerns more than purely packing your belongings in cartons. You'll want to take into consideration what you would like to be packed last and what you intend to unpack first and foremost at your new home. Items like clothes, toiletries, as well as fundamental kitchen supplies ought to be readily available. Set them aside, pack them last and keep them accessible after you arrive.

Regarding anything in the middle, pack with unpacking in your head. For instance, you probably want to set up your bathroom swiftly. Thus, box all your bathroom items like shower caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements together in a box which will make this smoother. When you have things that will not be unpacked for a long time, consider permanent storage straight away.

Label Everything Carefully

Last but not least, be precise about your labeling. You'll be thanking yourself for it when unpacking in the future. The last thing you want is to be slicing open each box trying to find a missing item or necessities. You should be quite specific with your box labeling and list unique included categories. You should not, for example, tag 7 cartons "Kitchen". Rather, designate them "Kitchen - Pots and Pans" "Kitchen - Dishes and Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so on.

You should also keep kits and cabling together if possible. Yet, just before you remove the first power cord or cable, snap a quick photograph of the back of the television, DVD player, and so on in the event you need a reminder later of what cable goes where. Utilize zipper bags and tape whenever feasible in order to group items together. Tag while keeping the screws for your TV mounts in a bag attached to the television or designate one particular box as your "parts box" and precisely label and place all parts in this particular box. Bind up power cords and tag them with whatever they were made to power. And also, needless to say, pack sets together. This will make it quicker to unbox on the other side.


It's not necessary to move each year of your life to become a moving expert. Being creative and learning as you go along are a portion of the tradition. With these techniques and more, you'll be able to significantly upgrade your moving experience. Streamline packing, lessen your load and make arrival a whole lot easier.

Do not forget that the majority of professional movers are prepared and able to pack up as much or as little as you wish, so foregoing most of the previously mentioned and simply calling your local professional mover could be the most effective packing hack of all!

For more moving helpful hints or an appointment to discuss your moving needs, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group right away!


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