By: Asad Butt
Last Updated: September 20, 2018

Packing Tips For A Smooth House Move

Packing Tips | Moving House

Packing is not all about boxes and muscle power when moving house. Though these tips are standard, you can save time and money and make it hassle-free while moving a house

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1. Box handles

Make picking up and lifting heavy boxes a little easier by cutting hand holds in two sides of the box with a utility knife! Leave the top flaps of your triangular cut-outs attached.

2. Use trash bags

Place stuffed animals, pillows, sheets, blankets, and other soft items in trash bags and use them as padding next to fragile items in the moving truck. It also helps fill up irregular empty space in the truck so your belongings won’t shift around during the move.

Also instead of packing your cloth keep them on the hangers while still protected in garbage bags! This saves the hassle of taking them on and off of the hangers. It also keeps your clothes all together in the order you had them hung, less wrinkled, and ready to hang up when you get to your new house.

3. First night box

Chances are, you’re not going to be able to unpack and organize your new home the day of the move. Pack a labeled box with all of your first-night essentials and load it last so it’s the last thing in and first thing off the truck. Better yet; keep it in your personal vehicle.

You might want to include: toilet paper, toiletries, medications, snacks, basic cleaning supplies, COFFEE and coffee maker, a first-aid kit, a utility knife, pet supplies, a night-light for the kids, bedding, disposable plates, cups, and utensils.

4. Fill up empty spaces with light stuff

Use all the cooking pots to fill them up with the spices you have. this way you can save the hassle of putting them in the other box and then unpacking them separately. There is no point in emptying and organizing your stuff all twice when you can simply just arrange your clothes in a compact way, save the hassle+ energy and Time.

5. Use foam or plastic plates

Use foam or plastic plates to protect your delicate crockery it makes perfect sense to use them to protect your delicate glass and ceramic plates. Place one in-between each place to prevent them from chipping or breaking.

6. Use plastic wrap

Use plastic wraps to keep items in their place! No sense in emptying your drawers or silverware tray when you can use plastic wrap to keep drawers shut or smaller items in their intended container

7. Paper bags

Paper bags are perfect for protecting glass cups and small bowls in the moving process. Double the bags for extra protection. Bonus: there’s no ink-bleed like you’d get from newspapers.

8. Packing tray or basket

Put together all of the things you need for packing in a basket! This way you can carry it around with you and have everything at your fingertips. You might want to include: packaging tape, labels, scissors, Sharpies, a screwdriver, baggies, and a utility knife.

9. Use fitted sheets for protection

Everyone has a closet somewhere in their house with old sheets and blankets. Use those fitted sheets to protect your mattresses on moving day! Put one on just like normal, and then place another on the bottom for complete coverage. This will keep dirt and debris off of your mattresses in the moving process.

10. Protecting Jewellery and expensive

There are a few cheap and easy ways to prevent your jewelry from getting tangled broken or lost.

Connect your necklaces through a toilet paper roll to prevent them from knotting. This is great for a short trip or packing up for a move. Use egg cartons to store and protect small pieces of jewelry like earrings, rings, and bracelets

11. Ziploc biggie for Nuts & Bolts

To keep your bolts & nuts in one place you should place them in a Ziploc biggie before taping them to their corresponding piece of furniture. Now it will be a breeze to put them back together in the new home!

12. Double box your valuables

If there is anything you’re worried about breaking during your move, consider double boxing it for extra protection. For extra protection, you can use your towels and hand towels. You can also use them to fill up your empty space in boxes to prevent them from breaking while shifting. you can also wrap your mirror with towels to prevent it from breaking.

13. Use brightly colored labels

Packing is a tedious job! Writing and labeling every box is something you will have to do over and over again. Plan ahead and print out brightly colored labels. Now you can just slap it on to identify each box. It will also be much easier to pinpoint a box — you can see it from across the room.

14. Use a moving key!

This way you can just slap on a colored sticker or label without having to write on every box. Or, for instance, you can write the contents on each label, but easily be able to identify the room the box goes to by its color.

15. Pack like an expert

Pack the moving truck as if you’re playing a Tetris game to prevent shuffling during the drive, place everything outside on the lawn or driveway before loading up so that you have everything in eye’s sight before determining your strategy. You also need to remember to pack your truck really tight so boxes do not shuffle inside.

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