Packing Hacks To Make Your Next Move Easier

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Are you stressed out about an upcoming move? If so, then one of the best things you can do to reduce stress come moving day is to begin packing ahead of time. This way, things won't be so hectic around the house at the last minute. And to make your packing and unpacking even easier, there are a few great packing hacks that you may want to give a try as well.  

Cut Handles Into Your Moving Boxes

Picking up a large, heavy moving box directly from the ground can be a serious challenge and can also put a lot of strain on your back. Make things a little easier on yourself by actually using a box cutter to slice some small slits in the sides of the box; these will function as handles, which will make lifting and handling the box a lot easier and less cumbersome. Just make sure not to cut the slits too close to the edge, or they might tear. Pick up some corrugated boxes from a local outlet, such as

Get Your Moving Boxes For Free!

If you've ever had to buy moving boxes, then you know just how expensive they can be. Why pay for something you can probably get for free? Check websites like Craigslist, where people commonly list boxes for free after a move, so long as you go to pick them up. You may also be able to get some moving boxes from relatives, friends, or even workers at your local retail or grocery store.  

Pack Your Hanging Clothes in a Bag

Packing clothes from your closet is a pain, right? It doesn't have to be! Instead of removing each item of clothing from its hanger and packing it separately, save yourself the time and hassle by keeping clothes on their hangers. Place sections of your hung-up clothing in garbage bags keeping the hangers on them. This will make them so much easier to pack and unpack!

Take Pictures of Electronics Setups

One of the biggest pains people don't think about when packing and moving is that of reconnecting their electronics when they move into the new place. It can be difficult to remember which cords are supposed to be plugged in where. By simply taking the time to snap photos of your electronics setup before you begin unplugging and packing various wires and cords, you can save yourself a lot of time and frustration when it comes time to unpack.


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