Moving can be stressful. At first glance, it may seem like all you have to do is call a moving company, and it’s smooth sailing from then on. Then, you remember that there’s the slight hiccup called “packing”, and the movers are only there to deal with your heavy furniture.
There lies the real source of the stress: from wondering if everything is going to fit in one box to trying to decide what to get rid of or keep. With that in mind, Around Town Movers has prepared some useful packing hacks for your stress-free perusal.
Use Toilet Paper Rolls to Segregate Cables
Most have played that game of having to disassemble cables and wiring that got tangled together. There’s an easy way to take care of that. Simply roll up your cords, and insert them into the toilet paper rolls, and voila – an easy and tangle-free way of packing and organizing them.
Keep Your Clothes in Their Drawers
Most people take their clothes out of their drawers and then stuff them into a box. However, drawers can also double as box. Just wrap some plastic around the aforementioned furniture while your clothes are inside, and movers can load it in the truck with fewer boxes to carry and take up space.
Cut Handles in the Boxes
Cutting handles into a box would obviously make it easier to carry. This eases things not only for yourself but for the moving company as well.
Label Your Boxes
Labeling your boxes before stuffing items in them would save you an entire world of pain. Not only can you easily divide your items by room, but you can make the entire unpacking process easier because it will give you a notion of what goes where.
Use Garbage Bags for Clothes on Hangers
This is another time-saving method for both packing and unpacking. Bundle your clothes on hangers together, and slide garbage bags over them to keep them together. This saves you the hassle of removing your clothes from their hangers.
Convert Your Luggage Into Boxes
You can place a variety of items into your luggage, such as your smaller gadgets and various books. Not only do you not need to pack your luggage, but the handle and wheels also make it easier to transport from one place to another.
Roll Up Your Clothes
We’ve all heard this tactic either from your local movers or Marie Kondo herself, and we guarantee that it does save space. Rolling up your clothes and placing them in either drawers or boxes saves storage real estate, allowing you to use your boxes for something else or fit more items into a single box.
Should you need any assistance, simply call Around Town Movers at (703) 291-1000. You may also contact us by filling out our contact form. We serve Arlington and Sterling, VA.