Moving from one home to another is so much work, but it some simple space-saving packing hacks can reduce the burden. Instead of having more boxes to move than are necessary, try these three tips for traveling light.
#1: Declutter First
Before you pack the first box for your move, do some decluttering. Get rid of anything you no longer use or need before you take it to your new home by selling, recycling, donating, or trashing these items to cut down on what you need to move.
#2: Pack Strategically
Knowing how to pack for a move can help lighten the load when it comes to the number of boxes and trips up and down the stairs. Some helpful tips include:
- Put heavy items in small boxes to save space in large boxes for light items and filler and to make the boxes manageable to carry.
- Use larger boxes for light items such as lampshades, knick-knacks, and photos.
- Fill in the empty spaces in the boxes with linens, sheets, towels, and curtains instead of packing paper.
- Use specialty boxes for things like art, televisions, and dishes. The fragile items will be more secure, and they’ll be easier to transport.
#3: Take Advantage of Packing Services
Many moving companies offer packing services. The professionals know how to securely pack your belongings while using the fewest boxes for the most efficient move.
Moving is hard, but packing can be easy if you follow some simple space-saving packing hacks and trust your moving company to help you. For full-service moving, including packing, contact the team at Nilson Van and Storage for a free quote.