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. Though there are many advantages to putting down roots, there are a few distinct skill-sets that come from moving frequently. After a certain number of moves, you learn how to deal with your boxes. You'll be able to wield a roll of tape as well as know how to distribute weight in cardboard cartons. However, most notably, you learn at least a few tips that make moving considerably smoother.

Luckily, it's not necessary to move numerous times to find out these hints. Even if you are planning your very first sizeable move from home, several approaches are going to streamline your moving process every time. Currently, we're here to present a few of the pro-tricks to enable you to reduce both the price and stress of moving to Denver. From no cost packing material to box labeling, if you are planning on traveling the "do-it-yourself" course regarding packing, the right tactics can make a big difference.

Wrap Breakables in Clothes

The first brilliant packing trick is to utilize as little packaging materials as you can. This will lower volume plus save you money on moving supplies. As opposed to packing peanuts and paper, consider wrapping your fragile items in clean clothing alternatively. Socks, scarves, and towels make great packing materials as they can cushion a number of fragile things quite efficiently.

It's also possible to merge your breakables and wintertime clothes by wrapping plates or possibly artwork with sweaters. Blankets as well as unused jackets can be used to wrap the exterior of home furnishings or various electronics (but be certain that zippers and also buttons don't result in scratches). And it saves you the additional cartons to pack the soft possessions. Fascinatingly, efficiency moves the other way, as well. Pans, bowls, and baskets are excellent storage containers for more compact things...especially groups of wrapped breakables.

This trick is primarily beneficial for anyone who is moving a minimal distance or intending to complete the move to Denver yourself. If you intend on employing professional movers, they'll re-check your packing of fragile things to make certain that they are secure to be transported in the moving truck.

No cost Cartons from Deliveries

It is entirely possible to acquire every one of your moving cartons for free once you know best places to look as well as who to ask. The majority of moving tips advise checking with stores for their lightly used boxes. This is particularly helpful for heavy-duty cardboard boxes. At the same time, today's internet commerce market offers one more great method for totally free boxes: deliveries.

Many people need to buy a handful of products prior to moving. Tape, coat hangers, plastic crates, and road trip snack food items. Ordering your materials online will result in deliveries to your house. Deliveries get there in free strong boxes that can be used to put inside. Additionally, request your friends, relatives and next door neighbors to save cartons from their deliveries for you. If you begin a couple months in advance, you very well could have plenty of boxes for all your things by the point move day arrives.

Make Use of Your Luggage

Another excellent option to pack resourcefully is using the containers you already have. Tote bags, crates, and also boxes are normal moving fare. Yet, did you know that it's also possible to use your suitcases? Suitcases are extremely beneficial when packing for a move. They are built to keep clothes in good shape or can provide a padded spot to pack oddly shaped things.

Packing your suitcases likewise makes them worthwhile for their volume in the moving truck. Or, they can be used as first-access boxes to take important things you'll need during as well as immediately after the move. On a applicable, but different note... Additionally you can make make-shift garmet bags by placing garbage bags around groups of hanging clothes.

Develop a Packing Strategy

Packing to move is about more than purely packing your items in cardboard boxes. It is advisable to take into account what you would like to be packed last as well as what you would like to unbox initially at your new residence. Items like clothes, toiletries, as well as fundamental cooking items need to be readily available. Set them to one side, box them last and keep them accessible after you arrive.

For anything in the middle, pack with unpacking as the primary goal. For instance, you probably would like to set up your bathroom swiftly. Therefore, load up all of your bathroom things like shower area caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements collectively in a carton which will make this easier. If you have things that definitely won't be unpacked for a long time, plan for permanent storage straight away.

Label Everything Meticulously

Lastly, be very clear concerning your labels. You're going to be thanking yourself for it when unpacking later on. The last thing you want is to be cutting open each box trying to find a missing item or necessities. Always be extremely targeted with your carton labeling and list different included categories. Don't, as an illustration, tag 7 boxes "Kitchen". Alternatively, label them "Kitchen - Cookware" "Kitchen - Plates and Eating Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so forth.

It's also wise to keep kits and cables together whenever possible. But, prior to when you remove the initial cord or wire, take a quick photograph of the back of the television, DVD player, and so forth in the event you require a reminder in the future of what cord goes where. Utilize zipper bags and tape if possible for you to group items together. Label and keep the screws for your TV wall mounts in a bag fixed to the TV or assign one container as the "parts box" and precisely label and set all parts within this specific box. Bind up power cords and label them with whatever they are meant to power. And also, needless to say, pack sets together. It is then much easier to unpack on the other end.


You don't need to move every year of your life to become a moving professional. Being wise and figuring out along the way are part of the tradition. Using these techniques and many more, it is possible to considerably upgrade your moving experience. Streamline packing, lessen your load and make arrival a whole lot smoother.

Do not forget that most professional movers are ready and able to pack up as much or as little as you need, so foregoing all the above and merely calling your local professional mover may be the most effective packing hack of all!

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


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