This post is shamelessly inspired by a TikTok ( Yes, the video-sharing social network! ) where they demonstrated some incredible packing “hacks” that we wanted to share with you as well.
Wrap glasses with socks
Packing with a purpose! This helps prevent glasses from breaking and saves on wasting paper, all while still packing socks. The trick is to keep matching socks/glasses close together.
This one was CRAZY! Spills are a moving nightmare, but not anymore…
Take the caps off of bottles, put a plastic (Ziploc) bag over them (bottom up near cap), and THEN put the cap on over the bottom of the plastic bag! Once you seal the bag, you seal your worries with it.
KISS (Keep it simple, stupid!)
This applies to more things than you think, but we especially use the KISS technique for clothes & silverware. For clothes hanging in your closest, put a garbage bag around them & tie the bag around the hangers… easy! For silverware, just keep them in their container & Saran/plastic wrap the container with the silverware inside. Don’t make moving more complicated or stressful than it already is.
For big & fluffy items, like your comforter, get a garbage bag (a mover’s best friend!) & a vacuum. Stuff the item into the bag, put the end of the vacuum in the bag, wrap your hand around it tight, and suck all of the air out! Space is super valuable when moving, so make the most of it.
Hope you find these simple hacks as useful as we did! Happy moving!