Moving houses can be an exercise in stress management. No matter how much preparation you do, it never seems like there is enough time, helping hands, or space. Which is when we turn to online tips for moving, to try and save ourselves a few grey hairs on the big day.
Looking to save some space? Want to make the most of the room you have during your next move? Read on for five great tips and get ready to transform the way you pack.
Roll your clothes up
Looking to pack your clothes in a way that saves the most space on your way to your new accommodation? Then it’s only right we start this list with the number one tip for better packing: rolling up your clothing instead of folding it.
Did you know that rolled up clothing can take up to 50% less space in your packaging? Not all clothes are made equal, of course, and many items wouldn’t be suitable for rolling. Expensive designer clothes should stay in their wardrobe boxes and protective containers. But, when it comes to everyday clothes, roll these up into compact little spools and get ready for how much space you’re going to save.
Alternatively, if you have lots of hanging dresses and suits, leave these garments on their hangers, in the closet as you move. There’s a reason we hang things in our everyday lives, and that’s because it’s a great space saver.
Move with full suitcases
Never travel with empty luggage bags. Why would you? They’re perfectly suited to holding clothing, but also tons of other small or heavy items that would otherwise take up a lot of space. Most of the time, travel suitcases are ideal storage options for items like books, consoles, or household objects and nicknacks.
In addition to this, you can save significantly more storage space in your suitcases with vacuum bags for you clothes. Flattened suits and other items of clothing can be layered into your boxes, suitcases, and other containers extremely closely, making this the secret bullet of compact moving.
Declutter Ahead Of Time
Removing old and unwanted objects from your home before moving day is a great way to save time and avoid stress on moving day. Beyond all that, organisation is also a great way to save money, and makes unpacking much easier as well!
But where to get rid of everything? You can move whatever you need to by donating, recycling, or dumping. There are many places willing to take preowned items, and more than enough people who may be interested in buying it, as well.
Never underestimate the quality of a good quality box for filing and sorting your clutter, either.
Transport lightweight things in drawers
When packing, another solid option for saving space is to put and transport light items in the actual drawers of your closet or bureau. Depending on their size, you can choose to put any number of items in your drawers. Just remember to tape them closed while you move.
Only transport light, tough items inside of your drawers to prevent breakings and awkward movements. Vacuum packaging, once again, can create a reliable and compact way to keep these items separated and packed as compactly as possible.
Clothes, towels, and blankets packing materials
For our last entry into this list of better ways to pack, we’d like to direct you to your clothing. Use small items like towels, blankets, and linen to package your other items with or to fill out cardboard boxes.
You’re already carrying these soft things from one place to another, so why not use them to safeguard the rest of your items? Wrap Fragile things in thick towels. Fill in the gaps in your boxes with soft garments and wrap clean thick socks around items like spectacles.
Tips for moving
The more space you can save when changing house locations, the less you’ll have to carry, worry about and search for when you get to your new home. Hopefully, with the help of today’s article, you’ll be all set when the big day arrives. With some clever packing and the right vacuum sealed packaging in your corner, how could you not be?
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