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. Although there are lots of good things about putting down roots, there are some unique talents that come from moving regularly. After having a certain number of moves, you figure out how to manage your cartons. You are able to wield a roll of tape as well as recognize how to disperse weight within cardboard boxes. But most significantly, you master at least a couple of tactics that make moving significantly smoother.

Luckily, it's not necessary to move many times to find out these tricks. Even if you're planning your very first substantial move from home, several methods will simplify your moving process every time. Today, we're here to share some of the pro-tricks to enable you to lessen both the expense as well as hassle of moving to Dallas. From no cost packing materials to carton labeling, if you are intending on going the "do-it-yourself" course regarding packing, the right tactics can make a significant difference.

Wrap Breakables in Clothes

The first clever packing secret is to utilize as little packaging materials as you can. This tends to lower volume plus help you save money on moving materials. As opposed to packing peanuts and paper, consider wrapping your fragile items in clean laundry as an alternative. Socks, scarves, as well as towels are actually excellent packing materials as they are able cushion various fragile things quite effectively.

It's also possible to combine your breakables and wintertime apparel by wrapping dishes or possibly artwork with sweaters. Blankets as well as unused jackets may be used to wrap the surface of home furnishings or some electronic devices (but be certain that zippers and also buttons do not produce scratches). And it saves you the additional cartons to pack the soft things. Oddly enough, efficiency goes the other way, too. Pots, bowls, and bins make great containers for smaller items...specifically groups of wrapped breakables.

This trick is especially valuable if you are moving a minimal distance or intending to complete the move to Dallas yourself. If you intend on employing professional movers, they'll re-check your packing of fragile things to be sure that they are safe to be transported on the moving truck.

Free Boxes from Deliveries

It's totally possible to obtain every one of your moving cartons free of charge once you know where you should look along with who to ask. The majority of moving guides suggest checking with retailers for their gently used cartons. This is especially helpful for heavy-duty boxes. However, today's internet commerce marketplace supplies yet another excellent road for zero cost boxes: deliveries.

Most people need a number of things ahead of moving. Packing tape, hangers, plastic crates, and also road trip goodies. Ordering your products online can result in deliveries to your residence. Shipments come in free durable boxes which can be used to put in. Additionally, ask your pals, relatives and neighbors to keep cartons from their deliveries for you. If you commence a couple months ahead of time, you very well may have enough boxes for your belongings by the time move day arrives.

Make Use of Your Luggage

Yet another excellent option to pack resourcefully is using the containers you already have. Tote bags, crates, and cartons are normal moving fare. Yet, are you aware that you may also make use of suitcases? Suitcases are incredibly beneficial when packing for a move. They are built to preserve clothes in good shape or can supply a cushioned location to pack unusually shaped things.

Loading your suitcases also means they are worthwhile for their volume within the moving truck. Or maybe, you can use them as first-access boxes to take belongings you'll need in the course of and right after the move. On a corresponding, but different note... You can also construct make-shift hanging bags by wrapping garbage bags around groups of clothes on hangers.

Develop a Packing System

Packing to move is about more than just placing your stuff in cardboard boxes. You'll want to think about what you need to be packed last and what you need to unbox first at the new home. Such things as garments, toiletries, along with fundamental cooking supplies ought to be accessible. Place them aside, pack them last and keep them accessible when you arrive.

Pertaining to anything in the middle, box with unloading as the primary goal. For example, it is likely you wish to arrange your bathroom quickly. So, box all your bathroom stuff like bath caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements together in a single box which will make this simpler. Should you have items that definitely won't be unpacked for months, arrange for permanent storage straight away.

Label Everything Carefully

Last but not least, be very clear concerning your labels. You will end up thanking yourself for it when unpacking later on. The last thing you need is to be cutting open each box trying to find a missing item or supplies. Always be extremely targeted with your carton labeling and list different included categories. You should not, for example, label 7 boxes "Kitchen". Alternatively, label them "Kitchen - Pans" "Kitchen - Dishes and Eating Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so forth.

It's also advisable to keep cords and wiring together if possible. Yet, before you actually remove the first cord or cable, take a fast photo of the back of the TV, DVD player, and so on in case you want a reminder down the road of what cord goes where. Utilize zipper bags and tape whenever feasible to group items jointly. Designate whilst keeping the screws for your TV mounts in a bag secured to the TV or designate one particular box as your "parts box" and clearly label and place all parts within this specific box. Bind up power cables and designate them with whatever they were made to power. And, obviously, pack sets with each other. This will make it much easier to unbox on the other side.


It's not necessary to move every year of your life to become a moving professional. Being wise and acquiring knowledge along the way are part of the tradition. With these tactics and more, you'll be able to substantially improve your moving experience. Streamline packing, lessen your load and make delivery that much smoother.

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