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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 far more routinely compared to others. While there are many benefits to settling in one place, there are several distinct talents which come from moving often. Following a certain quantity of moves, you learn how to manage your boxes. You are able to use a roll of packing tape as well as recognize how to disperse weight inside cardboard boxes. However, most significantly, you discover at least a few tricks which make relocating much easier.

Luckily, you don't have to move a dozen times to find out these tactics. Even if you are arranging your first sizeable move away from home, certain approaches may improve your moving process each time. Presently, we are here to disclose some of the pro-tricks that will help you lessen both the expense and stress of moving to Dallas. From no cost packing materials to box labeling, if you are intending on going the "do-it-yourself" route with regard to packing, the correct techniques can create a massive difference.

Wrap Breakables in Clothing

The first brilliant packing tip is to use as little packaging materials as possible. This may reduce volume plus help you save money on moving supplies. As opposed to packing peanuts and newspaper, consider wrapping your fragile items in clean clothing instead. Socks, scarves, and linens are actually excellent packing materials as they are able cushion a number of delicate items very successfully.

You may even merge your breakables and cold weather garments by wrapping dishes or artwork in sweaters. Blankets as well as unused coats can be used to wrap the exterior of household furniture or certain electronic devices (just be sure that zippers and buttons do not result in scratches). And it will save you the extra cartons to put the soft possessions. Interestingly, efficiency goes the other way, also. Pans, bowls, and hampers make great containers for more compact items...especially groups of wrapped breakables.

This suggestion is particularly valuable if you're moving a short way away or intending to perform the move to Dallas yourself. If you're planning on hiring professional movers, they will re-check your packing of fragile items to ensure that they are safe to be sent in the moving truck.

No cost Boxes from Deliveries

It is entirely possible to obtain every one of your moving boxes at no cost once you know best places to look and who to ask. Most moving articles recommend checking with merchants for their lightly used cartons. This is especially useful for heavy-duty cardboard boxes. However, today's eCommerce marketplace offers another great method for free of charge cartons: deliveries.

Most people need a couple of items before moving. Tape, coat hangers, plastic containers, along with road trip snack food items. Purchasing your products on the internet can result in shipments to your home. Shipments get there in free strong boxes that may be used to pack inside. In addition, request your pals, relatives and nearby neighbors to save cartons from their deliveries for you. When you start a couple months beforehand, you very well could have enough cartons for all your items by the time move time rolls around.

Use Your Suitcases

Another great technique to pack effectively is to utilize the containers you already have. Tote bags, bins, and also boxes are common moving fare. Yet, were you aware that it's also possible to utilize your luggage? Suitcases are really helpful when packing for a move. They are designed to maintain garments in good condition or can supply a padded destination to pack strangely shaped things.

Loading your suitcase sets also causes them to be advantageous for their volume inside the moving truck. Or maybe, they can be used as first-access boxes to hold items you would like during and also immediately after the move. On a relevant, but different note... You could also construct make-shift hanging bags by placing garbage bags over groups of clothes on hangers.

Design a Packing System

Packing to move is about more than simply placing your items in cardboard boxes. It is advisable to take into consideration what you want to be loaded last and what you need to unpack first at your new house. Such things as clothes, toiletries, as well as fundamental kitchen items really need to be accessible. Place them apart, pack them last and keep them on hand when you arrive.

Regarding everything in the middle, pack with unloading in mind. For example, you most likely would like to arrange your bathroom quickly. Thus, pack all your bathroom items like shower caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements together in one carton to help make this easier. Should you have stuff that will not be unpacked for a long time, plan for long term storage now.

Label Everything Carefully

Last but not least, be precise concerning your labels. You're going to be thanking yourself for it when unpacking later. The last thing you need is to be slicing open each and every box searching for a missing item or necessities. Always be quite specific with your box labeling and list distinct included categories. You should not, as an illustration, tag 6 cardboard boxes "Kitchen". Rather, tag them "Kitchen - Cookware" "Kitchen - Dishes and Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so forth.

You should also keep kits and cables together whenever possible. But, before you actually remove the initial power cord or wire, shoot a simple photograph of the back of the television set, DVD player, etc. in the event you require a reminder in the future of which cable goes where. Make use of zipper bags and tape if possible to group items with each other. Label whilst keeping the screws for the television wall mounts in a bag attached to the TV or designate a particular box as the "parts box" and clearly label and set all parts within this specific box. Bind up power cords and label them with whatever they are supposed to power. As well as, of course, pack sets alongside one another. It is then much easier to unpack on the other side.


You don't have to move each and every year of your life to become a moving expert. Being clever and figuring out as you go along are part of the tradition. With these strategies and many others, you are able to substantially better your moving experience. Simplify packing, lessen your load and make delivery much easier.

Remember that the majority of professional movers are prepared and able to pack up as much or as little as you want, so foregoing most of the previously mentioned and simply calling your local professional mover could possibly be the best packing hack of all!

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


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