Packing Hacks to Make Moving a Breeze
Are you moving soon? If so, we have compiled a list of packing hacks that will make your move a breeze.
From packing peanuts that protect against breakage, to plastic wrap to keep your clothes clean, these moving tips will have you ready to pack like a pro!
Create a Moving Checklist
One of the best ways to make packing easier is to create a moving checklist. This will help you keep track of what needs to be packed, and when. Packing can be a daunting task, but if you break it down into smaller tasks, it will be much easier to manage.
Plus, you'll feel a sense of accomplishment as you check items off of your list!
Use Packing Peanuts to Prevent Breakage
If you're worried about fragile items breaking during the move, packing peanuts are a great way to prevent damage. Simply place packing peanuts around the item, and then wrap with bubble wrap or packing paper. This will provide extra cushioning and help to keep your items safe.
Use Plastic Wrap to Keep Clothes Clean
If you're packing clothes, you'll want to keep them clean and wrinkle-free. An easy way to do this is by using plastic wrap. Simply place your clothes on a hanger, and then wrap with plastic wrap. This will keep your clothes clean and preserve them during the move.
Bonus hack: You can also use garbage bags, just cut a slit in the bottom to poke the tops of the hangers through then pull the bag down over the clothes like a garment bag and cinch shut.
Do a Closet Clean-out
Before you start packing, it's a good idea to do a closet clean-out. This will help you get rid of clothes that you no longer wear, and make packing easier. Plus, it's a great way to declutter your home before the move.
If you're doing a closet clean-out, you may find items that you no longer need or want. Instead of packing these items and moving them to your new home, consider donating. This will lighten your load and help you get rid of unwanted items.
Set up a Packing Station
To make packing easier, it's a good idea to set up a packing station. This can be any area of your home where you can store packing materials and boxes. Having everything in one place will make packing simpler and less chaotic.
Color Code Boxes
Labeling boxes is a great way to keep track of what's inside. But if you want to take it one step further, you can color code your boxes. This will help you easily identify which box contains what, and make unpacking a breeze.
Create a Moving Essential Bag
There are certain items that you'll need to have with you during the move. To make sure these items are easily accessible, pack them in a moving essential bag. This can be a backpack or small suitcase that you can easily carry with you on moving day.
Keep Hardware in a Plastic Bag
If you're disassembling furniture during the move, it's important to keep track of all the hardware. An easy way to do this is by placing all the hardware in a plastic bag. This will prevent you from losing any pieces, and make reassembly easier.
Use Moving Blankets for Large Electronics
If you're worried about your large electronics getting damaged during the move, consider using moving blankets. Simply wrap your electronics in the blankets and secure them with tape. This will provide extra protection and help keep your items safe.
Leave Clothes on Hangers
If you don't want to take the time to fold your clothes, you can leave them on hangers. Simply place your clothes in garbage bags and then tie the bag closed. This will keep your clothes clean and wrinkle-free, and make unpacking easier.
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Prep Large Appliances
If you're moving large appliances, it's important to prep them for the move. This includes disconnecting and draining all water lines, and unplugging the appliance. You'll also want to secure any loose parts, and make sure the appliance is clean. By taking these steps, you can help prevent damage during the move.
If you’re looking for an extra layer of security, consider looking for a certified professional to help perp your large appliances for the move.
If you're not ready to move into your new home right away, you may need to find a short-term storage solution. This is a great way to keep your belongings safe and out of the way. There are many storage options available, so be sure to shop around and find the best option for you.
Ready to start your move? Go Mini’s is the perfect option for D.I.Y. moving options as well as short and long term storage needs. Call us today at 706. 659. 9747 or visit our website to get your quote today.