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. Whilst there are many good things about putting down roots, there are a few unique skills that come from moving frequently. After having a certain number of moves, you discover ways to deal with your boxes. You can wield a roll of tape as well as know how to allocate weight within cardboard cartons. But most importantly, you master far more than a couple of secrets that make relocating much simpler.

Fortunately, you don't have to move a dozen times to learn these tips. Even if you're arranging your very first substantial move from home, some techniques may streamline your moving process every time. Presently, we are here to share some of the pro-tricks that will help you decrease both the cost and hassle of moving to Tulsa. From no cost packing material to carton labeling, if you are intending on going the "do-it-yourself" course regarding packing, the perfect techniques can create a massive difference.

Wrap Breakables in Garments

The first clever packing secret is to utilize as little packaging material as you can. This tends to decrease volume plus save a little money on moving supplies. Instead of packing peanuts and paper, consider wrapping your fragile items in clean laundry as an alternative. Socks, scarves, as well as linens make great packing materials as they can cushion a number of delicate things really effectively.

You may also put together your breakables and cold weather apparel by wrapping plates or possibly artwork with sweaters. Blankets as well as unused jackets can be used to wrap the outside of furniture or some electronic devices (only be sure that zippers as well as buttons do not produce scratches). And it will save you the extra boxes to put the soft possessions. Interestingly, productivity goes the other way, as well. Pots, bowls, and baskets are excellent storage containers for smaller things...specifically groups of wrapped breakables.

This idea is primarily useful if you are moving a short distance or intending to perform the move to Tulsa yourself. If you plan on appointing professional movers, they'll re-check your packing of delicate things to ensure that they are secure to be sent within the moving truck.

Free of charge Boxes from Deliveries

It is completely feasible to acquire every one of your moving cartons for free if you know where you should look and who to ask. Most moving tips advise checking with retailers for their gently used cartons. This is particularly helpful for heavy-duty cardboard boxes. Having said that, today's e-commerce market provides one more great avenue to get free cartons: deliveries.

Most people require a few things before moving. Packing tape, coat hangers, plastic bins, as well as road trip snack food items. Purchasing your materials online can lead to deliveries to your home. Deliveries arrive in free strong boxes which can be used to pack in. In addition, ask your pals, relatives and neighbors to keep cartons from their deliveries for you. When you start a couple months ahead of time, you very well might have enough boxes for your things by the time move day rolls around.

Use Your Luggage

Another excellent approach to pack effectively is using the containers you already have. Bags, bins, and also boxes are normal moving items. Yet, are you aware that you may also make use of suitcases? Suitcases are really practical when packing for a move. They are built to maintain clothes in good condition or can provide a cushioned spot to pack strangely shaped possessions.

Packing your suitcase sets likewise causes them to be worthwhile for their volume in the moving truck. Or perhaps, they can be used as first night bags to carry important things you will need during and soon after the move. On a related, but different note... Additionally you can construct make-shift hanging bags by wrapping trash bags around groups of clothes on hangers.

Develop a Packing Plan

Packing to move concerns more than just placing your stuff in boxes. You need to think about what you need to be packed last along with what you would like to unpack first and foremost at your new residence. Such things as clothes, toiletries, and basic cooking items ought to be readily available. Set them apart, pack them last and keep them available once you arrive.

For all the things in the middle, pack with unpacking in your head. As an illustration, you probably want to set up your bathroom swiftly. So, box all of your bathroom items like shower caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements together in one box which will make this quicker. If you've got items that definitely won't be unpacked for a long time, plan for deep storage straight away.

Label Everything Meticulously

Lastly, be very clear concerning your labeling. You will end up thanking yourself for it when unpacking later. The last thing you need is to be cutting open every box trying to find a missing item or necessities. Always be extremely targeted with your box labeling and list different included categories. Don't, as an illustration, label 5 boxes "Kitchen". Instead, designate them "Kitchen - Cookware" "Kitchen - Dishes and Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so forth.

You should also keep kits and cables together whenever feasible. However, just before you remove the first cord or wire, take a quick photo of the back of the TV, DVD player, and so forth in the event you need a reminder later of what cable goes where. Use zipper bags and tape if possible to group things together. Label and keep the screws for the television wall mounts in a bag fixed to the TV or establish one particular container as the "parts box" and clearly label and place all parts inside this specific box. Bind up power cords and designate them with whatever they were made to power. And also, of course, pack sets with each other. This will make it 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 pro. Being wise and learning as you go are a portion of the tradition. Making use of these tactics and many more, you can considerably improve your moving experience. Simplify packing, lessen your load and make arrival a whole lot easier.

Do not forget that the majority of professional movers are prepared and capable to pack up as much or as little as you may need, so foregoing all the above and just phoning your local professional mover could be the best packing hack of all!

For further moving suggestions or an appointment to talk over your moving needs, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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