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Life Hack to Make Packing Smoother and Faster
Anyone that has moved recently (or ever) can tell you that packing can be almost as painful, if not more painful, than the actual moving process. There is just something about having to pick up every item you own and decide how to best pack it up to make the journey to your new home that is stressful and overwhelming. If you know you’ll be moving in the near future today is your lucky today; keep reading for some simple life hacks that will make packing go smoother and faster.
One way to make packing the clothes in your closet much easier is to put them in garbage bags. No, you don’t’ need to take them off the hangers. This will just waste time and energy. Instead, simply section off part of your closet wardrobe and slip them into a garbage bag. Use the garbage bag ties to secure the bag up near the hangers. Your clothes will be protected, they’re bundled together in manageable sizes, and when you get to your new home you can simply hang them on the closet hook! Unpacking becomes as simple as untying the garbage bag.
Whenever possible, look for ways to kill two birds with one stone. For example, when packing your dishes or other fragile items there’s no need to waste box space on packing paper. Instead, use items that will be making the move anyway – say for example, all of your t-shirts. You can use your soft clothing to wrap and protect dishes and other breakables. You can also put your drinking glasses inside your (clean) socks for extra padding!
Take a Picture
Before you begin unplugging all of your electronics, don’t forget to snap a picture! While unplugging all of your wires might not be that bad as far as packing goes, you can save yourself a major headache when you unpack and try to set up your computer by having visual instructions when you arrive at your new place.
Bag and Label
As you continue to disassemble other items around our home, namely furniture, be sure you keep everything organized. Keep seal-able sandwich bags on hand to put screws and small parts in as they come out of the furniture. Label these baggies with a sharpie and tape them to the piece of furniture they belong to. It may seem like extra effort upfront, but you’ll be thanking yourself later when you don’t have to dig through a pile of nuts and bolts trying to put your kitchen table back together.
One surefire way to make packing go smoother and faster is to not do it at all, right? Obviously the packing has to be done, but that doesn’t mean it necessarily has to be done by you. There are trusted moving companies that pack up your things, move them, and unload them in a timely, safe manner. If you’re in Utah, give Kellogg Movers a call for the best moving services at a fair price.