8 Great Packing Hacks to Know Before Moving Into Your New Home

No one likes to pack up and move. It’s time consuming, stressful and not fun at all. However, if you just purchased a new home, and have to pack up and go, here are some really great packing hacks that will keep you organized and stress-free!

Free moving boxes
You are going to need quite a bit of moving boxes and purchasing them can get expensive, especially if your moving company will be supplying them. Moving companies often have large markups in their box pricing. There are many places where you can get free boxes from grocery and retail stores to warehouses. You can also check out the “free” section on craigslist for moving boxes. If you’re trying to get rid of a lot of items at once you should contact a long island junk removal company for help.

Make donations
Since you are packing and have to go through your things regardless, this is the perfect opportunity to get rid of unwanted items. Purging can also give you a sense of organization and freedom. You will have less to move and have a fresh start in your new home without the clutter.

Create a list
Making a list can help you stay on track and organized. By planning ahead, you will make packing-up less stressful. Write down everything you can possibly think of from cleaning out your fridge to reminding yourself to take out all the garbage before leaving for good.

Take photos
This one will be a huge timesaver. Before you disconnect your desktop computer and smart TV, take a picture of the cords and how they are arranged and plugged in. Pack up all wires with their corresponding electronics. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to find the proper cords when you are ready to hook everything up again.


Keep your clothes on the hanger
By packing your clothes still on their hanger will make your packing life so much easier. It’s too time-consuming to remove all of the hangers before packing; then you have to hang them up all over again. By keeping them on the hangers,  you can easily unpack right into your closet on moving day!


Pack a first-night kit
You may be too tired to unpack everything on move-in day, and it can be frustrating to have to go through all of your boxes just to get to a few items you will need. It would be wise to set aside one box that has everything you need for your first night in your new home. The kit should contain all your necessary toiletries, pajamas,  toothbrush, hair dryer, utensils for cooking and a boxed meal that doesn’t need refrigeration if possible.

Pack glasses in wine cases
You can probably go to your local liquor store and ask for wine case boxes. They will probably be glad to give them to you for free. You can safely store all of your glassware for easy moving.

Don’t mix items
Keep each box you pack in sync with what room the contents belong. Don’t mix kitchen utensils with power tools that go in your garage. This will keep you organized, and as you are moving in, you can easily place the boxes in each room and leave them there until you are ready to unpack. Experienced long island moving companies can help you with the packing process and make the move more manageable for you and your family.