Three Simple Shortcuts To Ease The Stress Of Packing For Your Move

As moving day approaches, it's easy to find yourself overwhelmed with packing and then rushing at the last minute. No matter how early you start, there always seems to be so many little things to deal with. Here are a few tips to help you avoid a couple of the most common packing problems to make your move easier to get through.

Simplifying Kitchen Packing

The kitchen is one of the hardest rooms to pack for some people because of all of the small appliances, utensils and other things that need to be packed up. Here are two ways to make the kitchen less daunting come packing time.

Dishes – While newspapers used to be one of the tried-and-true methods for packing dishes, the digital transition has reduced the number of print papers that people buy. If you don't have a lot of them kicking around, that doesn't mean you need to run out and buy a stack of the thick Sunday news for your packing purposes. Instead, just buy one of the big packs of foam plates. You can insulate your dishes by putting foam plates between them. You can even buy foam bowls to help pack your bowls in the same manner.

Silverware – The silverware drawer can be a minefield of loose utensils in a moving box. It often results in an absolute mess in the box that you're left trying to sort out as you settle into your new place. Make moving your silverware drawer a breeze with a roll of plastic wrap. Once all of your silverware is clean and in the utensil tray, take the plastic wrap and wrap up the entire tray in a few layers of plastic wrap. This keeps everything secure in the tray and makes it simple to put away in the new house.

Reducing the Stress of Bedroom Packing

Closets are another space that often leads to packing struggles. Don't make the process any more difficult than it has to be by wasting hours taking everything in the closet off hangers and folding it all. After all, you're just going to have to unfold it and hang it right back up in the new place. Grab some heavy-duty garbage bags instead. Cut a small hole in the bottom of the bag.

Then, grasp a handful of clothes and slide the hanger through the hole. Work the bag down over the clothes, and you've got a quick and easy garment bag that lets you keep all of the clothes together. Secure the hangers together with rubber bands to keep them from falling apart, then you can just uncover the clothes and hang them back up in the new place.

Talk to a company like United Moving and Storage for more tips.