When it comes to packing and moving, it can seem like there are a million things to do before the big day. But we have five smart packing hacks that will save you time and protect your valuables, too.
1.Pack a box for Day 1
What will you need on the first day in your new place? Pack these items in a specially marked box that you can quickly access after your move. Things like toiletries and toilet paper, medication, device chargers, and snacks should all go in this box.
2. Pack your suitcases and laundry bins
If you have to move your suitcases and laundry bins, first pack them with shoes, coats, and other light or bulky items to save space on boxes. Just be sure not to pack them too heavy.
3. Use clean socks or linens to pack dishes
It’s a good idea to use the moving supplies offered by self-storage companies, such as boxes with dividers for glasses and plates. But if you don’t have these boxes handy, you can protect your dishes by slipping glasses into clean socks and wrapping dishes in clean linens.
4. Pack items in their containers with plastic cling wrap
To save time, leave all your silverware in place and just plastic wrap the entire tray. Pull drawers of underwear and t-shirts out of your dresser, and plastic wrap them as-is. You can even wrap a tower of CDs or bins full of small toys instead of packing them in boxes. You can find large rolls of plastic cling wrap designed just for packing at your self-storage company or your local hardware store.
5. Take pictures beforehand
Before you disassemble that complicated shelving unit or unplug that tangle of cables and wires, take a few ‘before’ pictures. This will save you a lot of headaches when putting things back together.
Packing for a move doesn’t have to be stressful. At Right Move Self-Storage, we have all the moving and storage supplies you need for a hassle-free move. Contact us today to learn more.