Aside from enduring the cost if it is not covered by your employer, the most dreaded aspect of relocating is probably packing. Remember it is helpful to start packing by purging your possessions.
Once you have only the belongings you still find useful and need to make the move, there are some packing tips to make the task less painful. Keep these ideas in mind as you prepare to pack up your home for an impending move.
Packing Supplies Can Come Cheap and Even Free
One classic packing hack you probably picked up in college is using garbage bags to protect your hanging clothes. Using standard kitchen sized liners or larger bags, slide the bags over your clothes while still hanging and then tie the straps to the hangers for a secure fit.
Another tip is keeping several different sized sandwich and snack bags handy at all times. As you pack your belongings, you will find them very handy for bundling small items together so you do not go crazy trying to locate random pieces later.
A specific hack you probably haven’t thought of is using empty paper towel or toilet tissue rolls as organizers. Sliding a tube over wrapped cords for lamps, small appliances, or extension cords not only keeps them from being pulled, but also allows you to pack cords neatly in boxes.
Kitchen Items Need A Lot of Extra Care
To save a few bucks, use placemats and rolled clothing to pack breakable stem and dishware, rather than buying cardboard organizers or bubble wrap. Sliding soft and padded placemats in between rows of glasses separated by socks or t-shirts will ensure they arrive in one piece.
Staying in the kitchen… place inexpensive Styrofoam plates in between each of your nice plates and bowls. This provides a lot more cushioning than packing paper and keeps them from chipping along the way.
Use All Your Spaces Wisely
Make the most of items that have useable space such as suitcases. You probably already know not to move an empty suitcase, but did you know to pack your heaviest items in them? Unlike moving boxes, the wheels, handles, and heavy-duty construction of suitcases make moving heavy items much easier.
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