Planning on an upcoming move? If so, then it's never too early to begin packing! Of course, packing can be time consuming and can also be a bit of a pain. In addition to hiring professional moving services, such as Bekins Van Lines Inc, there are also some "packing hacks" that can help make your move go a little more smoothly.
Keep Clothes on Hangers
Rather than removing all your clothes from their hangers in your closet and packing them separately, keep them on the hangers! While they're hanging up, take a large garbage bag and place as many clothing items as you can into each bag. This way, when it comes time to unpack, all you'll have to do is remove clothes from their bags and hang them up in your new closet--saving a lot of time (and laundry)!
Label Cords and Cables
Trying to figure out how to set up television, video game consoles, Blu-ray players, speakers, and other devices can be a huge pain when moving to a new place. Save yourself that hassle by using colored tape to label each cord before you pack it. You can come up with your own system, but color-coding tape or even writing on the tape with a marker can help you remember which cord/cable goes to which device.
Wrap Plates and China in Towels
Kill two birds with one stone by wrapping your dinnerware such as plates, china, and mugs in your dish towels and clean rags. This will save you from needing to buy rolls upon rolls of bubble wrap or packing peanuts while serving the same purpose. You can also save room while packing plates by loading them into boxes on their sides rather than stacked directly on top of each other.
Pack an "Essentials" Bag
More than likely, you're not going to get all your stuff unpacked on the first day, so make sure you have an "essentials bag" packed to take with you. This bag should include everything you'll need for the first few nights in your new place, such as clean clothes, toiletries, medications, and a phone charger. If you're hiring movers, keep this bag with you so you know exactly where it is and don't need to go digging for it when you arrive in your new home.
By following these simple packing hacks, you can save yourself a lot of time and stress when it comes to your next move.