I am seriously blown away by all of the packing tips for moving y’all shared with me last week in my Instagram poll.
Many of you are also preparing for a move and requested a round-up of all the tips. I hope these tips help you as much as they helped us!
20 Packing Tips for Moving
- Use trash bags over hangers and tie at the bottom to keep hanging clothes together. Can also use tall pipe cleaners, zip ties, or rubberbands to keep hangers together.
- Saran wrap drawers to avoid taking everything out. Wrap drawer organizers (like kitchen utensils) in saran wrap too.
- Stick an AirTag in one of your boxes that’s going on a moving truck so you can keep track.
- Packing container recommendations: latch box containers, Ikea totes, Amazon zip bags.
- Color code your boxes using duct tape (pink = kitchen, blue = living room, etc.), and stick a piece of tape on corresponding room doors in the house for the movers. Can also use garage sale stickers. Alternate idea: Number the bedrooms, then number the boxes and on move day write down which numbers go to which room.
- Transport the breakable stuff in your car vs movers.
- Put all washed bedding in labeled bags.
- Take clothes out of dressers and put lighter things in there like pillows so they are lighter to move.
- When you disassemble stuff, put all the screws/hardware in a baggie and label it.
- Throw away husband and kids stuff you hate and say it got lost in the move
- Use kitchen towels and oven mitts to pack kitchen stuff. Can also use towels, blankets, and sheets to wrap picture frames and fragile items.
- Pack small items inside the crockpot.
- Dishes fit perfectly in priority boxes.
- Pack a bag with everything you need for the first 24-48 hours, including coffee maker, coffee, cups, toilet paper, hand soap, etc.
- When you take frames off the walls, tape the hardware to the back.
- Stack styrofoam plates between your plates when packing.
- Pack heavy books in rolling suitcases.
- Set all the beds up first, that way when you’re done for the day you can go straight to sleep.
- Have the grandparents take the kids for a few days and set up their rooms first.
- Use more smaller boxes than large boxes so they are lighter and easier to move.
If you have another tip, share it in the comments for other readers who are in the process of moving!