Whether you’re preparing to move across the country or across town, you need to make sure your possessions are packed in a secure way. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to save space and keep your items in one piece throughout the journey. Just take these tips from the nation’s best long distance mover.
Chances are, you have several dinner plates, salad bowls, and salad plates to pack for the move. Wrap these dishes in bath towels either individually or in small stacks. That way, your dishes are protected, and you’ve packed your bath towels at the same time. If you have more plates than bath towels, use some pillow cases as wrapping material.
Most people tape their dresser drawers closed before moving the dresser onto the moving truck. This keeps the drawers from sliding out and landing on the ground. But, before taping the empty drawers closed, put throw pillows in them. This doesn’t add to the weight of the dresser, and it helps you keep track of your throw pillows during the moving process. Other items perfect for empty dresser drawers:
Certainly, drinking glasses and glass mugs are vulnerable to damage during a move. One idea is to pack them inside socks. It’s a good idea to use socks made of thick material. Your socks will be packed away, and your glasses will be able to travel safely.
Pack some of your items in laundry baskets and suitcases. A laundry basket or suitcase can take folded clothing, piles of shoes, belts, purses and more. You have to move these items to your new home anyway so take advantage of the packing space they provide.
Roll your clothing items when packing them in a suitcase, box or plastic container. If you own dozens of tee shirts rolling them will allow you to fit a lot of them in one container. Plus, they’ll be easy to unpack and hang up or place in a drawer. You can also roll jeans, cotton shorts, bathing suits and tights.
The garbage cans sitting on your back porch or in your garage are probably the last items on your mind when preparing for a move. If you plan to take the trash cans with you, use them to haul your brooms, shovels, rakes and other garden tools. To make their trip more secure, use a piece of rope or duct tape to tie them together, so they won’t scatter around the sides of the garbage can when you lift it.
Finally, moving from one place to another doesn’t have to be stressful. Use these simple tips and make your packing tasks logical and efficient.