What is the absolute worst part about moving? Packing! Whether it be the actual task of boxing something, making sure breakables are wrapped and protected or simply taping up the boxes, no one enjoys packing for a move. What if we told you we had some advice and tricks that could help you with the process – good news, we do!
Jewelry is always a tricky one. When it comes to valuables, personally escorting it from and to your new location might be a good idea. When it comes to the less valuable every day jewelry such as earrings and necklaces, consider packing them in old egg cartons, before places in a box. This will not only keep them organized, but will also protect them.
Another great idea is to thread your necklaces and bracelets through a straw to prevent tangling.
When packing plates, we would recommend purchasing a roll of bubble wrap for added protection. This can be purchased at an office store or even the post office. When placing the plates in the box, try placing them standing up instead of lying flat. This will allow you to fit more in the box. To give them added protection, wrap them individually and then in groups of 6 to 8.
Glasses and cups
Ever wondered what to do with that solo sock whose partner has somehow gone missing? Use them to stuff inside the glass to prevent from breaking. Other tricks include turning handles inward when packing to maximize space. Another great alternative when packing cups and glasses is to use beer and wine boxes from the liquor store, which are free.
When it comes to moving clothing from dressers and hutches, consider leaving the clothes in the drawer and protecting it with plastic wrap. You already have to move the drawers, so why create double the work for yourself. When it comes to your closet wardrobe you might want to invest in moving boxes that allow you to keep your clothing hung. This will allow for a simple transfer back into the closet and save you loads of time.
Electronic cords are a frequent frustration when packing and unpacking. To keep the cords organized and to remember what electronics the cords are for, invest in zip ties and plastic tabs for labeling. While it might seem like a little extra work at first, it could save you hours in the long run.
Packing always takes longer than you think, so make sure you start immediately – especially with purging and donating!