6 Simple Moving & Packing Hacks That Will Save You Time And Money

Are you in the process of moving to a new home? If so, you're likely scrambling around and trying your best to organize your belongings and pack them away for shipping. We've all been there before, and it can be a hectic process.
The good news is that DIY Transport has a few moving tricks up our sleeve-and they're bound to make your life a whole lot easier.

1. Bag up Clothes With The Hangers Still Attached

Many people take the time to fold up their clothes and put them away to move them across town or the state. However, there's an easier way to get clothes packed and ready to go. Simply bag up clothes while they're hanging in the closet and keep the hangers in tact. When you get to your new home, they're bound to be a breeze to unpack.

2. Pack Spices in The Crockpot or Large Pots

Instead of packing your kitchen spices away into boxes, make use of empty pots around the kitchen. This also is helpful if you have a crockpot on hand-you can simply load it up with spice bottles and you're ready to go.

3. Buy And Resell Used Packing Boxes on Craigslist

If you resort to buying moving boxes from Home Depot or another store, no one says that you're out any money. You can recoup some of your costs by selling the used boxes on Craigslist, as long as they are still in good condition. You'd be surprised at how many people will want to snap them up for a bargain.

4. Use Laundry Baskets for Linens

Don't bother packing away towels in garbage bags or boxes. Fold up your towels and place them into laundry baskets-they're a lot more portable than cardboard boxes, and a lot more heavy-duty.

5. Make Use of Old Phone Books

Have an old phone book lying around? Use its pages to wrap up dishes, glasses, and coffee mugs. Just be careful if you use this method, because the ink could possibly transfer onto your dinnerware.

6. Use Paper Plates to Pad Dishes

Instead of using bubble wrap, you can use paper plates to create padding between dishes. It's protective and gets the job done.

7. Always Label Your Boxes

To save yourself tons and time and headache, don't forget to label your boxes. No one wants to be furiously digging around in boxing for a coffee pot, so be sure to label everything and save yourself from hassle.

Don't Forget-DIY Will Ship Your Vehicle to Your New Home

If you're hauling way too much stuff, DIY will take the responsibility of transporting your vehicle off your hands. Use our innovative quote calculator for shipping your vehicle, and experience a smoother and easier moving experience all the way around.

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