Assemble or Dis assemble?
Make the most of the space in the truck or trailer and dis assemble items that come apart….. Table legs, some book shelves, awkward stands? Many items take up about a third as much space being dis assembled. The more you get into each load, the less trips you make – saving more gas and the environment.
Boxes vs plastic bags…..
It really isn’t a safe method of packing most things… Plastic bags are only good for clothes, linens, and as a protective wrap for large pictures and wall hangings. Boxes are a much better choice for solid items. Too often people grab a bag for the odds and ends at the end…. and end up tossing the bag in the trash after the move, cause most of what’s in it – ended up broken or twisted together….. Grab a box for those last minute items!
News papers always leave your hands a mess both at packing and unpacking… Try tissue paper. It’s inexpensive and available at most dollar stores. If you take a minute while unpacking you can save most of the tissue, to be reused in gifts or to pack again – later…
Pack tight… Think ‘inside the box’ – the more you use the space, the more you accomplish for less…..
Don’t forget to fill up your reusable shopping bags! They work great at helping you move!
- 5 Things in Your Home to Use as Packing Material (apartmenttherapy.com)