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How to Pack for Your Move to a New House

Moving can be stressful; it can be difficult to know where to start. Luckily, there are some ways you can pack that will make the process easier to handle.

  • Sort out what you want to bring with you, give away/donate, and throw away.
  • Pack an overnight bag with your essentials
  • Pack the things you’ll need first in a clear plastic bin. You’ll be able to differentiate it from the cardboard boxes, and also see what’s in it.
  • Wrap delicate breakables in clothing, blankets, and towels to save on bubble wrap, and as an easy way to “pack” clothes. Pack drinking glasses and other small breakables in socks.
  • Label each box (preferably on more than one side) with what’s inside, and which room it needs to be placed in. An option is to color-code each box based on where it needs to go. You could also number each box, so that you’ll know if you misplaced or lost any of them in the moving process.
  • Place a cotton ball or cotton pad in powder makeup so they won’t crumble.
  • Cover the openings of your toiletries with saran wrap and close them so they won’t leak.
  • Pack plates vertically so they’ll break less easily.
  • Keep your dresser drawers full, and cover with Press ‘n Seal wrap so they stay in place. You can also use this for your jewelry displays.
  • When you have to dis-mantle electronic cord connections, screws, hooks, etc., put them in individual plastic bags and label what they go to.
  • Take pictures where the cords connect to your electronics to recall how to put them back together.
  • Pack empty suitcases, bins, hampers, baskets, trunks, ottomans, etc.
  • While your clothes are still hanging, put a trash bag around their bottom to carry them easier. You won’t have to put the hangers back in them, and they’ll be grouped just like they were before.
  • Vacuum-seal off-season clothing to save space.

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