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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 often than others. While there are many good things about settling in one place, there are some particular talents that come from moving regularly. After a certain amount of moves, you figure out how to manage your cartons. You can wield a roll of packing tape and recognize how to disperse weight in cardboard cartons. However, most notably, you discover far more than a few tactics which make relocating much easier.

Thankfully, you won't need to move many times to find out these secrets. Even if you're organizing your very first significant move away from home, some techniques can streamline your moving process every time. Currently, we're here to disclose some of the pro-tricks that will help you lessen both the price and also hassle of moving to Wichita Falls. From no cost packing material to carton labeling, if you're planning on traveling the "do-it-yourself" route for packing, the correct tactics makes a big difference.

Wrap Breakables in Garments

The very first brilliant packing trick is to utilize as little packing material as you possibly can. This tends to lower volume as well as save you money on moving materials. Instead of packing peanuts and paper, try wrapping your fragile items in clean laundry as an alternative. Socks, scarves, and also linens are actually excellent packing materials as they can cushion some sensitive things quite successfully.

You can even combine your breakables and cold weather garments by wrapping dishes or artwork in sweaters. Blankets and unused jackets could be used to wrap the exterior of home furnishings or various electronics (but make sure that zippers and also buttons don't result in scratches). And it saves you the added boxes to put the soft items. Oddly enough, efficiency goes the other way, too. Pans, bowls, as well as bins are excellent storage units for more compact things...specifically groups of wrapped breakables.

This suggestion is particularly helpful if you are moving a short distance or preparing to undertake the move to Wichita Falls yourself. In the event that you plan on appointing professional movers, they will re-check your packing of fragile items to ensure that they are safe to be transported in the moving truck.

Free of charge Cartons from Deliveries

It's entirely possible to acquire every one of your moving boxes at no cost once you learn where you should look along with who to ask. Most moving guides advise checking with retailers for their lightly used boxes. This is particularly useful for heavy-duty cartons. However, today's e-commerce market offers yet another excellent avenue to get totally free cartons: deliveries.

Many people require a number of items prior to moving. Tape, coat hangers, plastic containers, and road trip snack foods. Ordering your materials on the internet can lead to shipments to your home. Shipments arrive inside free sturdy cartons which can be used to put in. Also, request your pals, relatives and nearby neighbors to hang onto boxes from their deliveries for you. When you commence a couple months in advance, you very well might have plenty of boxes for your belongings by the time move day arrives.

Make Use of Luggage

Another great technique to pack resourcefully is to utilize the containers you already possess. Tote bags, bins, as well as boxes are typical moving fare. But, are you aware that you can also utilize your suitcases? Suitcases are extremely practical when packing for a move. They are built to keep clothing in good shape or can supply a padded destination to pack unusually shaped items.

Packing your travel suitcases likewise makes them advantageous for their volume in the moving truck. Or perhaps, you can use them as first night bags to take items you will need during as well as right after the move. On a related, but different note... Additionally you can construct make-shift hanging bags by wrapping garbage bags over groups of clothes on hangers.

Design a Packing Strategy

Packing to move concerns more than just placing your stuff in cardboard boxes. It is advisable to take into account what you need to be packed last as well as what you would like to unpack first and foremost at the new home. Items like clothes, toiletries, along with important kitchen supplies ought to be readily available. Put them aside, pack them last and keep them available after you arrive.

Pertaining to anything in the middle, box with unloading in your head. As an illustration, you probably wish to set up your bathroom quickly. Therefore, pack all your bathroom items like bath caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements together in a single box which will make this smoother. If you have things that will not be unpacked for a long time, plan for long term storage presently.

Label Everything Meticulously

Finally, be specific concerning your labels. You're going to be thanking yourself for it when unpacking later on. The last thing you need is to be slicing open each and every box searching for a missing item or supplies. You should be extremely exact with your box labeling and record different included categories. You should not, as an illustration, tag 5 containers "Kitchen". Alternatively, label them "Kitchen - Pots and Pans" "Kitchen - Plates and Eating Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so on.

It's also wise to keep kits and cabling together if possible. Yet, before you actually remove the first cord or cable, shoot a fast photo of the back of the TV, DVD player, and so forth should you want a reminder in the future of what power cord goes where. Utilize zipper bags and packing tape whenever feasible for you to group items together. Label while keeping the screws for the television brackets in a bag secured to the television set or establish one particular box as the "parts box" and clearly label and put all parts in this specific box. Bind up power cords and label them with whatever they are supposed to power. And also, needless to say, pack sets with each other. It is then much easier to unbox on the other side.


You don't need to move each year of your life to turn into a moving professional. Being wise and learning along the way are an element of the tradition. Making use of these strategies and many more, you'll be able to considerably better your moving experience. Streamline packing, lessen your load and make arrival a whole lot smoother.

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

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


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