5 Packing Tricks That Make DIY Moving Easier

Packing Hacks

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Some individuals move far more routinely compared to others. Whilst there are lots of benefits to settling in one place, there are several specific talents that come from moving frequently. After a certain quantity of moves, you figure out how to deal with your boxes. You'll be able to use a roll of tape as well as understand how to disperse weight within cardboard boxes. But most notably, you discover at least a few secrets that make moving significantly smoother.

Fortunately, you don't have to move a dozen times to find out these tricks. Even if you are organizing your very first big move far from home, some techniques will improve your moving process each and every time. Presently, we are here to share a few of the pro-tricks that will help you lessen both the price as well as hassle of moving to Oklahoma City. From free packing material to carton labels, if you are intending on going the "do-it-yourself" route regarding packing, the perfect techniques makes a big difference.

Wrap Breakables in Clothes

The first clever packing trick is to use as little packaging material as possible. This may decrease volume plus save a little money on moving materials. As opposed to packing peanuts and newspaper, consider wrapping your breakables in clean laundry alternatively. Socks, scarves, and also bath towels are excellent packing materials as they can cushion various sensitive things very effectively.

You can even merge your breakables and cold weather garments by wrapping plates or even artwork with sweaters. Blankets as well as unused coats may be used to wrap the exterior of home furnishings or some electronic devices (but ensure that zippers and also buttons don't cause scratches). And it helps you to save the added cartons to put the soft things. Fascinatingly, proficiency moves the opposite way, too. Pans, bowls, and hampers are excellent storage containers for smaller sized possessions...especially groups of wrapped breakables.

This idea is especially beneficial if you are moving a short distance or preparing to complete the move to Oklahoma City yourself. If you're planning on appointing professional movers, they will re-check your packing of fragile items to ensure that they are safe to be sent inside the moving truck.

Free Boxes from Deliveries

It is entirely possible to acquire all your moving boxes at no cost once you know best places to look and who to ask. Most moving guides recommend checking with shops for their lightly used cartons. This is particularly useful for heavy-duty cartons. At the same time, today's internet commerce marketplace provides yet another excellent avenue for free boxes: deliveries.

A lot of people require a number of things before moving. Tape, coat hangers, plastic containers, and road trip snack foods. Buying your products online will result in deliveries to your house. Deliveries get there inside free of charge sturdy boxes which can be used to put inside. Also, ask your buddies, relatives and next door neighbors to save boxes from their deliveries for you. If you begin a couple months ahead of time, you very well could have plenty of boxes for all of your items by the time move time comes around.

Make Use of Luggage

Another excellent technique to pack resourcefully is to utilize the containers you already have. Totes, bins, and boxes are typical moving items. Yet, did you know that you can also use your luggage? Suitcases are incredibly helpful when packing for a move. They're created to maintain clothing in good shape or can offer a cushioned place to pack strangely shaped items.

Packing your travel suitcases likewise means they are advantageous for their volume inside the moving truck. Or maybe, you can use them as first night bags to hold items you absolutely need in the course of and immediately after the move. On a relevant, but different note... You can also create make-shift hanging bags by wrapping garbage bags around groups of clothes on hangers.

Create a Packing Strategy

Packing to move concerns more than just placing your items in cartons. It is advisable to take into account what you would like to be packed last as well as what you would like to unpack first and foremost at your new residence. Things like garments, toiletries, and fundamental cooking supplies really need to be convenient. Place them apart, pack them last and keep them readily available once you arrive.

For all the things in the middle, pack with unloading as the primary goal. For instance, it is likely you would like to organize your bathroom promptly. Therefore, load up all your bathroom items like shower area caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements collectively in a single carton to help make this smoother. If you have stuff that will not be unpacked for a long time, consider permanent storage now.

Label Everything Meticulously

Lastly, be very clear regarding your labels. You're going to be thanking yourself for it when unpacking down the road. The last thing you need is to be cutting open every carton looking for a missing item or supplies. Always be quite specific in your box labeling and list unique included categories. Do not, as an illustration, label 7 boxes "Kitchen". Rather, tag them "Kitchen - Pans" "Kitchen - Plates and Eating Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so forth.

It's also wise to keep cords and cabling together whenever feasible. But, just before you remove the first cord or cable, snap a quick photograph of the rear of the television, DVD player, etc. in case you want a reminder later of what cord goes where. Use zipper bags and tape if possible in order to group things together. Designate and keep the screws for your television brackets in a bag fixed to the television set or assign one carton as the "parts box" and clearly label and set all parts within this particular box. Bind up power cables and designate them with whatever they are meant to power. And also, of course, pack sets with each other. This makes it quicker to unpack on the other end.


You don't have to move every year of your life to be a moving professional. Being wise and learning as you go are a portion of the tradition. Using these techniques and many more, you'll be able to significantly improve your moving experience. Streamline packing, minimize your load and make arrival a whole lot easier.

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

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


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