5 Packing Tricks That Make DIY Moving Easier

Packing Hacks

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Some individuals move a lot more routinely than others. While there are many good things about putting down roots, there are a few specific skill-sets which come from moving regularly. After a certain quantity of moves, you discover ways to deal with your cartons. You are able to wield a roll of tape and also know how to allocate weight in cardboard cartons. However, most importantly, you discover far more than a handful of secrets which make relocating considerably smoother.

Thankfully, you don't have to move numerous times to understand these tactics. Even if you are organizing your first significant move from home, several approaches will improve your moving process each time. Today, we're here to present a few of the pro-tricks to help you to minimize both the cost as well as stress of moving to Wichita Falls. From free of charge packing material to box labels, if you're planning on traveling the "do-it-yourself" route regarding packing, the correct techniques makes a huge difference.

Wrap Breakables in Garments

The very first clever packing tip is to use as little packing materials as you possibly can. This may reduce volume and save you money on moving supplies. Rather than packing peanuts and newspaper, consider wrapping your breakables in clean laundry instead. Socks, scarves, as well as towels are actually excellent packing materials as they are able cushion some delicate items very effectively.

It's also possible to put together your breakables and wintertime clothing by wrapping plates or even artwork in sweaters. Blankets as well as unused jackets can be used to wrap the outside of pieces of furniture or various electronics (only be certain that zippers and buttons don't cause scratches). And it will save you the added boxes to pack the soft possessions. Interestingly, proficiency runs the opposite way, also. Pans, bowls, along with bins are excellent storage units for smaller sized things...especially groups of wrapped breakables.

This tip is primarily beneficial if you're moving a short distance or preparing to undertake the move to Wichita Falls yourself. In case you plan on employing professional movers, they are going to re-check your packing of delicate items to make certain that they are safe to be sent in the moving truck.

Free of charge Boxes from Deliveries

It's completely feasible to obtain every one of your moving cartons free of charge once you know where you should look along with who to ask. Most moving guides suggest checking with stores for their lightly used boxes. This is particularly useful for heavy-duty cardboard boxes. However, today's eCommerce industry offers an excellent avenue for zero cost cartons: deliveries.

A lot of people need a couple of products prior to moving. Tape, coat hangers, plastic bins, along with road trip snack food items. Ordering your materials on the internet can result in shipments to your home. Deliveries arrive inside free of charge sturdy cartons which can be used to put inside. Additionally, request your pals, relatives and nearby neighbors to hang onto cartons from their deliveries for you. When you begin a couple months ahead of time, you very well may have adequate boxes for all of your items by the time move time arrives.

Use Your Suitcases

Another great method to pack resourcefully is using the containers you already have. Bags, bins, and also cartons are typical moving fare. Yet, are you aware that you may also make use of suitcases? Suitcase sets are extremely helpful when packing for a move. They are created to keep clothing in great condition or can provide a cushioned destination to pack unusually shaped belongings.

Packing your suitcases additionally makes them worthwhile for their volume in the moving truck. Or maybe, they can be used as first-access boxes to hold things you will need throughout and also soon after the move. On a applicable, but different note... You could also construct make-shift garmet bags by placing garbage bags around groups of hanging clothes.

Develop a Packing Plan

Packing to move is about more than simply placing your items in cardboard boxes. It is advisable to take into account what you need to be loaded last along with what you intend to unpack first and foremost at the new home. Such things as garments, toiletries, along with basic cooking items need to be accessible. Set them to one side, box them last and keep them available once you arrive.

For anything in the middle, box with unloading as the primary goal. For instance, it is likely you wish to set up your bathroom quickly. Thus, box all your bathroom stuff like bath caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements collectively in a box to help make this simpler. If you have things that won't be unpacked for a long time, consider deep storage now.

Label Everything Meticulously

Finally, be specific about your labeling. You'll be thanking yourself for it when unpacking later. The last thing you need is to be slicing open each carton searching for a missing item or supplies. You should be very targeted in your box labeling and include distinct included categories. You should not, as an illustration, label 5 cartons "Kitchen". Alternatively, tag them "Kitchen - Cookware" "Kitchen - Dishes and Eating Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so on.

It's also wise to keep cords and cables together whenever feasible. However, prior to when you remove the initial power cord or cable, snap a fast photograph of the back of your television, DVD player, etc. in the event you require a reminder in the future of what power cord goes where. Utilize zipper bags and packing tape whenever possible for you to group items together. Label while keeping the screws for the television wall mounts in a bag attached to the television set or designate one carton as your "parts box" and properly label and set all parts within this particular box. Bind up power cords and tag them with whatever they are meant to power. As well as, of course, pack sets with each other. It is then much easier to unpack on the other side.


You don't have to move each year of your life to be a moving pro. Being clever and figuring out along the way are a component of the tradition. Making use of these strategies and more, you are able to significantly better your moving experience. Streamline packing, minimize your load and make delivery much less complicated.

Keep in mind that the majority of professional movers are prepared and capable to pack up as much or as little as you may need, so foregoing most of the above and merely contacting your local professional mover may be the most beneficial packing hack of all!

For additional moving suggestions or a consultation to discuss your moving needs, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group today!


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