Moving is hard enough as it is. Why not make your life easier with these 15 Apartment Packing Hacks?
Use plastic wrap
On any bottles of liquids that you are transporting, wrap plastic wrap under the cap to prevent it from spilling.
Protect your drinking glasses with socks
This will help to cushion them and protect them from breaking during the move.
Use a slice of bread to clean up a mess
Accidents happen. If you break something made of glass while packing, use bread to safely pick the pieces of glass and make sure that none is left behind.
Use duct tape to label your cords
Cords all look the same. By using a piece of duct tape to label what they are, it’ll save time setting everything up when you reach your destination.
Pack your documents in plastic bags
Sealing your documents in plastic bags will keep them protected during the move and make them easier to transport.
Pack your toolbox last
You’ll likely need your tools to put some of your items back together or to hang anything up so make sure it is the last thing you pack and the first thing you unload.
Use clothing for cushion
When packing your dishware, instead of using more bubble wrap trying wrapping some of them in your clothes to save money and keep them protected.
Color coding your boxes will make them easier for you to find when you unpack.
Put your dried up tape in the microwave
If you painters or masking tape has dried up, put it in the microwave quickly and it will become sticky again.
Use styrofoam plates
Put styrofoam plates in between your plates to protect them during the move.
Label your boxes on the sides
If you label your boxes on the top, you won’t be able to see what is what when they are all stacked up. This will allow you to know what is where at all times.
Find free moving boxes
Find free moving boxes on the free section of Craigslist or from your local grocery or department stores.
Take pictures of your electronics
Take a picture of the wiring on your electronics so that you will know how to set them back up after the move.
Put your clothes in garbage bags
Keep your clothes on hangers and slips them into garbage bags to make them easier to pack and unpack.
Put your loose screws in sandwich bags
If you have any loose screws from dismantling large furniture, put them in sandwich bags and label where they came from.