Pack Everything: Five Packing Hacks for an Easier Move

packing boxesFor kids, empty boxes mean new toys; but for adults, these boxes mean hours of packing stuff for a move. Everybody knows about the troubles of moving, but it’s something that you have to know how to do. Fortunately, you don’t have to stress yourself over this, as there are simple tricks you can use to make things easier for everyone.

Use your suitcase

While it’s easy to buy packing boxes in Perth, you can use some of your belongings to lessen the overall load. Take books, for example, which you can easily store in your suitcase instead of putting them in boxes. Suitcases are nifty during a move due to their innate durability, thus making them a better pick for items heavier than clothes.

Pack dishes sideways

When you’re packing breakables like dishes, cushion is important, but so is their positioning. Stacking them vertically makes it easier for the plates to crash and break whenever there’s a pothole on the road. Instead, put them in boxes sideways and add a layer of cushion between every breakable.

Cover drawers with stretch plastic wrap

Chances are you have some small drawers and organisers. Most likely, you would empty all those so that the contents wouldn’t spill. There’s a trick to this, though, thanks to stretch plastic wrap. Let your silverware and dresser drawers stay the way they are and wrap them in stretch plastic. This way, you wouldn’t have to worry that these will slide open or drop in transit. Plus, you make things easier when it comes to unpacking as all you have to do is peel off the plastic wrap.

Wrap toiletries with small pieces of plastic wrap

If you’re worried about spilled shampoos and conditioners on the road, unscrew all bottles and cover the openings with a small piece of plastic wrap. After that, reseal the bottle and you can be sure that there won’t be any spills upon arrival at your new place.

Snap a photo of electronics prior to disassembly

Non-techie people might find it difficult to reassemble home theatre systems and router configurations. To make it easier, take a photo of their setup before you disassemble them. Refer to them afterwards, when you have to reassemble them.

Moving may be tough, but there are clever ways to make it simple. Use these techniques, simplify the process, and watch how you pack everything in a breeze.

About the Author

As a New York-based psychologist. Thelma Scott has conducted several seminars tackling adult autism.