With the summer time being the most popular time to move, the idea of packing tends to be a process we typically put on the back burner. In this video, I want to give you 3 simple packing tips you can use when in the moving process. Even though moving can be overwhelming, when you are prepared your moving process will move smoothly.
TIP #1 – TRASH BAG YOUR CLOTHES
Rather than purchasing expensive wardrobe boxes or throwing your clothes into a box, trash bagging your clothes is the best way to transport your clothes from your current home to the new home. The steps to trash bagging your clothes is to 1) Open your trash bag 2) Grab a section of your hanged clothes 3) Place the trash bag over the clothes and as you’re doing that poke a hole in bottom part of the bag so the hanger hooks can go through it 4) Pull the trash bag over your clothes, fit your clothes in the trash bag and secure the bag by tying it. Once you get to your new home you can hang the clothes as is with the bag on the clothes, cut the bag off and your clothes will sit perfectly in its place.
TIP #2 – USE CLOTHES TO PACK INSTEAD OF PACKING PAPER OR BUBBLE WRAP
Though packing paper and bubble wrap are important components in your moving process, using clothes as a replacement works the same. Not only is it more economical, it is also eco-friendly since waste is minimized. Whether you are using clothes to wrap and protect your breakable items or to fill a box, either way gets the job done.
TIP #3 –LABEL
Labeling boxes during a move is probably one of the most important tasks to do for efficiency. It not only helps you keep count of the number of items you have, it helps movers place your boxes in the correct location in your new home. When labeling your boxes it’s important to be specific when writing it down. For example, lets say you are packing a drawer in your bedroom and in that drawer sits your undergarments (bras, undies, socks and tights). On the label you will write (see below):
Honestly, as long as the label you create make sense to you and is clear for your movers, then your move will move smoothly.
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