5 Packing Tricks That Make DIY Moving Easier

Packing Hacks

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 
Some people move more often compared to others. Though there are lots of good things about settling in one place, there are several unique skills which come from moving frequently. Following a certain quantity of moves, you figure out how to manage your cartons. You are able to use a roll of tape as well as know how to disperse weight within cardboard boxes. But most notably, you discover far more than a handful of tactics which make moving much easier.

Luckily, you won't need to move many times to find out these secrets. Even if you are organizing your first significant move far from home, some methods will streamline your moving process each and every time. Presently, we're here to impart some of the pro-tricks to help you to lessen both the expense and stress of moving to Little Rock. From free packing material to box labeling, if you are planning on traveling the "do-it-yourself" route for packing, the correct techniques can create a significant difference.

Wrap Breakables in Clothes

The very first clever packing trick is to utilize as little packaging material as possible. This may reduce volume and save you money on moving materials. Instead of packing peanuts and newspaper, take a crack at wrapping your breakables in clean clothes instead. Socks, scarves, and bath towels make great packing materials as they are able cushion various delicate things quite efficiently.

You may even put together your breakables and wintertime clothing by wrapping dishes or artwork with sweaters. Blankets and unused jackets may be used to wrap the surface of furniture or certain electronic devices (only make sure that zippers and buttons do not result in scratches). And it helps you to save the added cartons to put the soft items. Oddly enough, efficiency goes the opposite way, too. Pans, bowls, as well as bins are excellent containers for smaller sized stuff...specifically groups of wrapped breakables.

This tip is particularly helpful if you are moving a short way away or preparing to complete the move to Little Rock yourself. If you intend on hiring professional movers, they are going to re-check your packing of fragile things to ensure that they are safe to be moved in the moving truck.

Free Cartons from Deliveries

It is totally possible to get all of your moving boxes for free once you learn where to look as well as who to ask. Most moving guides suggest checking with merchants for their lightly used boxes. This is particularly useful for heavy-duty cartons. However, today's internet commerce industry supplies one more great road to get totally free cartons: deliveries.

A lot of people need to buy a handful of things before moving. Tape, hangers, plastic containers, as well as road trip goodies. Purchasing your products online can result in deliveries to your home. Deliveries come in free of charge sturdy boxes that may be used to pack in. In addition, ask your buddies, relatives and nearby neighbors to save cartons from their deliveries for you. Should you start a few months beforehand, you very well might have enough cartons for your things by the time move time rolls around.

Make Use of Your Luggage

Another great approach to pack resourcefully is using the containers you already possess. Tote bags, crates, and cartons are common moving items. Yet, were you aware that you can also make use of luggage? Suitcase sets are really useful when packing for a move. They are designed to keep clothes in great condition or can offer a padded place to pack strangely shaped items.

Loading your suitcases additionally makes them useful for their volume within the moving truck. Or maybe, they can be used as first night bags to carry belongings you will need throughout and right after the move. On a applicable, but different note... You could also create make-shift garmet bags by placing garbage bags around groups of hanging clothes.

Develop a Packing Strategy

Packing to move concerns more than purely putting your belongings in cardboard boxes. You need to take into account what you would like to be packed last as well as what you would like to unbox first at the new house. Things like garments, toiletries, along with fundamental kitchen items really need to be convenient. Put them to one side, pack them last and keep them available after you arrive.

For all the things in the middle, pack with unloading as your intended purpose. For instance, you probably want to set up your bathroom promptly. Therefore, load up all your bathroom items like shower caddies, soap dispensers, and cleaning implements collectively in a single carton which will make this simpler. When you have things that won't be unpacked for months, plan for deep storage now.

Label Everything Properly

Finally, be precise regarding your labeling. You'll be thanking yourself for it when unpacking in the future. The last thing you want is to be slicing open each and every carton trying to find a missing item or necessities. You should be incredibly exact with your box labeling and list different included categories. Do not, as an illustration, tag 7 boxes "Kitchen". Instead, label them "Kitchen - Pots and Pans" "Kitchen - Plates and Utensils" "Kitchen - Pantry" and so on.

It's also wise to keep cords and wiring together if possible. But, prior to when you remove the initial cord or wire, shoot a fast picture of the back of the television, DVD player, etc. should you want a reminder down the road of what cord goes where. Utilize zipper bags and tape whenever possible for you to group things jointly. Label whilst keeping the screws for the television wall mounts in a bag secured to the television or designate one box as the "parts box" and precisely label and set all parts in this particular box. Bind up power cables and designate them with whatever they are supposed to power. And, obviously, pack sets alongside one another. It is then much easier to unpack on the other side.


It's not necessary to move each and every year of your life to turn into a moving professional. Being creative and figuring out as you go along are part of the tradition. Making use of these strategies and many more, it is possible to significantly upgrade your moving experience. Streamline packing, lessen your load and make arrival a whole lot smoother.

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

For more moving helpful hints or a consultation to talk over your moving needs, contact A-1 Freeman Moving Group now!


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