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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 people move a lot more routinely as opposed to others. Though there are many advantages to putting down roots, there are several specific talents which come from moving often. Following a certain quantity of moves, you discover ways to manage your boxes. You can use a roll of tape as well as understand how to disperse weight in cardboard cartons. However, most importantly, you learn far more than a handful of tips that make relocating considerably simpler.

Fortunately, you don't have to move many times to find out these secrets. Even if you are arranging your very first significant move from home, some approaches may improve your moving process every time. Presently, we are here to share a few of the pro-tricks that will help you lessen both the expense as well as hassle of moving to Tulsa. From free of charge packing material to carton labeling, if you are intending on going the "do-it-yourself" course for packing, the right techniques makes a significant difference.

Wrap Breakables in Garments

The first brilliant packing tip is to utilize as little packing material as you possibly can. This will decrease volume and save a little money on moving materials. Rather than packing peanuts and newspaper, consider wrapping your delicate items in clean clothes as an alternative. Socks, scarves, and also bath towels are excellent packing materials as they are able cushion a number of fragile items quite successfully.

It's also possible to put together your breakables and cold weather apparel by wrapping plates or possibly artwork in sweaters. Blankets and unused jackets can be used to wrap the surface of furniture or certain electronic devices (just be sure that zippers as well as buttons do not cause scratches). And it helps you to save the additional cartons to pack the soft things. Fascinatingly, productivity goes the opposite way, as well. Pans, bowls, along with baskets are excellent storage containers for smaller items...especially groups of wrapped breakables.

This trick is especially valuable for anyone who is moving a short way away or preparing to perform the move to Tulsa yourself. If you're planning on employing professional movers, they are going to re-check your packing of fragile things to make certain that they are safe to be transported on the moving truck.

No charge Cartons from Deliveries

It's completely feasible to get all of your moving boxes at no cost once you learn where you should look and who to ask. Most moving guides advise checking with retailers for their lightly used cartons. This is especially helpful for heavy-duty cartons. Having said that, today's eCommerce marketplace offers one more great road to get free boxes: deliveries.

A lot of people need to buy a couple of things ahead of moving. Tape, hangers, plastic containers, along with road trip goodies. Buying your materials online can lead to deliveries to your residence. Shipments arrive in free of charge sturdy cartons that may be used to put in. Additionally, request your friends, relatives and next door neighbors to save boxes from their deliveries for you. Should you commence a few months ahead of time, you very well might have enough boxes for all of your belongings by the point move time comes around.

Make Use of Luggage

Another great way to pack efficiently is to utilize the containers you currently have. Bags, crates, and also boxes are typical moving items. But, are you aware that you may also utilize your luggage? Suitcase sets are really useful when packing for a move. They are built to preserve clothes in good shape or can supply a padded destination to pack unusually shaped things.

Loading your travel suitcases likewise causes them to be useful for their volume in the moving truck. Or perhaps, they can be used as first-access boxes to hold important things you absolutely need during as well as right after the move. On a applicable, but different note... Additionally you can make make-shift garmet bags by wrapping trash bags around groups of hanging clothes.

Design a Packing Strategy

Packing to move is about more than just putting your belongings in cartons. It is advisable to think about what you want to be loaded last along with what you want to unpack initially at the new residence. Such things as clothes, toiletries, along with basic kitchen items must be accessible. Place them apart, box them last and keep them on hand when you arrive.

For anything in the middle, box with unpacking in mind. As an illustration, it is likely you want to set up your bathroom promptly. Therefore, load up all your bathroom items like bath caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements together in a carton to make this simpler. When you have items that will not be unpacked for a long time, arrange for permanent storage presently.

Label Everything Properly

Finally, be precise about your labeling. You'll be thanking yourself for it when unpacking down the road. The last thing you need is to be slicing open each and every carton looking for a missing item or necessities. Always be extremely targeted with your carton labeling and list unique included categories. You should not, for instance, tag 6 containers "Kitchen". Alternatively, tag them "Kitchen - Cookware" "Kitchen - Plates and Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so forth.

It's also wise to keep kits and cabling together if possible. But, prior to when you remove the first power cord or cable, take a fast photograph of the back of your television set, DVD player, etc. in the event you want a reminder down the road of which power cord goes where. Use zipper bags and tape if possible for you to group things with each other. Tag and keep the screws for the television mounts in a bag fixed to the TV or assign a particular container as your "parts box" and properly label and set all parts within this particular box. Bind up power cables and label them with whatever they are supposed to power. And, obviously, pack sets with each other. It is then 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 expert. Being creative and figuring out as you go along are part of the tradition. Making use of these tactics and more, you'll be able to substantially improve your moving experience. Simplify packing, reduce your load and make arrival that much easier.

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

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


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