Even if you are just moving your household across town, packing is still a large project that most people would prefer not to have to tackle. If you are going to pack your own household prior to your next short move, follow these tips to keep your sanity and prevent damage to your belongings:
Pack Your Coffee Pot and Breakfast in a Clear Plastic Tub
The first morning in your new home you will be tired and want to have your coffee pot to brew up some liquid energy so you can start unpacking your belongings. You can prepare for this morning by placing your coffee pot, coffee, and breakfast items into a clear plastic tub that you can move yourself to your new home. Move the tub in your vehicle to your new home and place it directly into the kitchen so you will know where it is located.
Use Your Clothing and Linens to Wrap Kitchenware and Breakable Items
Rather than packing your t-shirts and other casual clothing into boxes, use it to wrap kitchenware and other breakable items. This step saves money over purchasing packing peanuts or bubble wrap, and will ensure that you require fewer boxes for your move.
Pack Your Books Flat and Dishes Vertically to Prevent Damage
While you may want to place books vertically into boxes so that you can read their spines, you should instead place the books flat into boxes. Flat storage will reduce damage to the book spines while the books are stored in the box. Placing the books vertically in the box causes the spines to sag and crack.
On the other hand, you should stack dishes vertically in boxes to prevent them from damage during your move. Wrap the dishes in bubble wrap and fill the box completely before taping it up.
Use the Plastic Bag Closet Packing Technique
For your short move across town, you can easily pack the hanging clothing in your closet using large lawn and leaf trash bags. The plastic bags will prevent your clothing from becoming stained during the move.
To pack your closet using this technique, simply open up a trash bag and slip it over the bottom of a section of clothing hanging in your closet. Tie or tape the bag's handles around the base of the hangers. Keep an eye on how many clothing items you use per bag because they can be heavy if you wrap too many outfits into a single bag.
Finally, contact a local moving company, such as Bekins Van Lines Inc, for further assistance.