You have found a new home, and you can’t contain your excitement. However, that little matter of packing up your items keeps your mind troubled. No one enjoys the endless task of packing. It’s arguably, the worst part of moving.
With packing comes the issue of cost, which you are keen to keep at bay. To that end, we share incredible tricks that will help you save on the number of packing boxes, which is a considerable cost when packing.
Leave Out Unnecessary Belongings
We all know what it’s like to be emotionally attached to certain objects. We all have items that we should have thrown away eons ago, but we still keep holding on to them. When moving, get rid of these items to avoid filling up your boxes unnecessarily. How can you tell you don’t need an item when moving?
It’s not easy. However, you could use the “$20 in 20 minutes” rule to make your decision making a little less rocky. What’s this rule anyway? Is your item’s value $20 or less? While purchasing, can you find it in less than 20 minutes? If your answer is yes, let it go.
Leave Your Clothes Packed in Your Drawers
Another way to reduce the number of packing boxes is to leave your clothes packed in the drawers. Simply wrap the whole drawer with a plastic wrap. This way, your drawer becomes another box.
This technique is best when using sturdy wooden dressers and lightweight clothing. Some dressers may not handle the strain so make sure you evaluate your situation before packing.
Use beddings and towels as packing materials
A little eureka moment here. Use your blankets and towels to wrap fragile items, such as glasses and mirrors. Why waste money and time to buy bubble wraps while you have a packing arsenal right with you? Yes, your breakables need care, but it doesn’t necessarily have to cost you.
Towels and other soft items cushion your breakables, reducing the chances of breaking. Again, this hack enables you to put your fragile items and beddings in one box instead of two. See how much space you’ve saved?
Leave Your Clothes on the Hanger
Unhang, fold, box, then hang again. That’s the process you do not need to undergo with your clothes that are already on a hanger. It’s not only time consuming but increases the number of packing boxes you need. So, what should you do?
Leave your clothes on the hangers and wrap them in a big garbage bag. Or simply carry them hung inside the wardrobe. If you are worried about wrinkles you can Op for a special moving wardrobe provided by your local moving company.
Pack Your Suitcases
Hauling your suitcase is a lot easier because of wheels that simplify mobility. To this end, use your suitcases to pack heavy, unbreakable things, such as books and serving dishes. Save your packing boxes for items, such as electronics.
Hire a Moving Company
Moving companies have long-standing experience to advise on packing tips that end up saving you loads of packing space. Consider hiring one for a stress-free relocation.