Stress-Free Moving Tips: 6 Packing Tricks When Moving

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Whether we like it or not, moving is a part of life. It’s a notoriously stressful process, and packing up your whole life in boxes may be the last thing you want to do. Fortunately, there are ways to make packing and unpacking faster and less daunting. Here are some packing tips for you to try on your next move! 

Start Early

It’s always best to rip the band-aid off and get the process started before the excuses come rushing in. Besides, spreading the work out over a long period will help you avoid the mad rush the day before. It’ll give you time to properly wrap your fragile items and sort and label all your belongings to make unpacking easier.

There are usually things in the house that you’re not reaching for consistently, such as out-of-season clothes, seasonal decorations or back-ups of household items. You can start packing them away since you won’t be needing them until after your move anyway. 

Plan Your Packing Supplies

It’s a good idea to think about what packing supplies you need early in the process. Do you only need a couple of boxes? Do you need bubble wrap and fragile stickers for your breakable items? How about mattress covers? Again, planning is key to keeping your move stress-free. This is also another reason why you should start packing early. The last thing you want is to run out of packing boxes the night before you move! 

Don’t Empty Your Dressers 

If you’re taking your dresser with you to your new home, don’t bother taking clothes and other items out of the drawers. Take the drawers out and wrap them in plastic wrap to secure the items inside. You can even leave the drawers in and secure them with plastic wrap if it’s not too heavy to move. 

Let It Go

The easiest way to minimize packing and unpacking efforts is to donate or throw away things you no longer need. We get it; it’s not easy to part ways with our belongings. However, if you haven’t used it for a year and it doesn’t have sentimental value, it’s probably time to let it go. 

Moving is the perfect time to declutter and donate to your local charity. Some organizations also offer pick-up services to make donations easier. Just make sure to schedule an appointment ahead of time! 

Pack Your Suitcases 

Things like books or heavy dishes can be too heavy to transport in boxes. The good news is you can pack heavy items in your suitcase and just wheel them away! 

Use Pots For Storage 

Yes, you read that right. Fill up space in large pots and sealable containers with small kitchen items, like spices or little gadgets. Trust me; this will save you a lot of space. 

Can’t bear the thought of packing for your move? Let Econo Moving & Storage lighten your load! Our friendly staff is here to help you with everything you need for a safe and stress-free move from providing quality packing materials to full range packing and unpacking services. Call us now for a free moving quote!