One of the challenges in home relocation would have to be about packing. Oh yes, that much dreaded chore will never go away. It will stick like bubblegum and we can never shrug it off unless you’re moving with all plans of buying all of your stuff new and leaving whatever you have at the present. That is never the case so we’d all have to settle with the packing. Now, one has to admit that you will be flooded with loads of boxes to contain all your possessions. It can be quite expensive if you don’t know how to score great deals and freebies. At the same time, having too many of them can be a challenge when transporting and physically moving them to the new place. You will have to either make several rounds or hire more vehicles. So how then can we all save up in boxes and space? The expert team from Amber Moves have some tricks to help us all out.
- Remove your shoes from their boxes. – What you can do is wrap them in packing paper to avoid soiling other items and then put them in a bigger carton altogether. You might also want to place them directly opposite each other and not side by side. This takes away the bulkiness to it and allows for more space to work with.
- Use linens to protect your plates. – Instead of using paper to protect your plates, use linens and towels instead. We all know how important it is to keep each dinnerware from rubbing against each other and breaking in the process. The use of linens and towels works well and it will also save you from getting a new set of boxes to contain them. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.
- Grab your shirts and sweaters for stuffing. – Instead of buying Styrofoam inserts or using more of your packing paper and bubble wrap, make use of your rolled up shirts and sweaters instead to stuff and fill the gap within your boxes. Just like with the linen tip above, this will take away the need to use another carton to pack your shirts and towels with. At the same time it saves you from stuffing supplies too.
Did you find the above tricks from Amber Moves useful? Happy packing and good luck with your move!