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How to Make Packing and Moving Easy: 7 Tips

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While moving to a new place can be exciting, it’s equally as stressful, especially when it comes to packing all your stuff. Let 5-Minute Crafts make moving and packing a breeze with these nifty hacks.

1. Clothes

Method 1

Things you’ll need:

  • Clothes hung on hangers
  • Garbage bags

Steps:

  1. Gather all the clothes that are hung on hangers.
  2. Put a garbage bag over the clothes from the bottom, as is shown in the image.
  3. Now hold the neck of the hanger with one hand, and pull up the garbage bag with the other.
  4. Hang the clothes back on the rod and loop the strings over the neck of the hanger, as is shown in the image.
  5. Hang the bag back in the closet and pull the strings to tighten the bag shut.
  6. Tie a tight knot with the strings and pack the bag.

Method 2

Things you’ll need:

  • Clothes
  • Hangers
  • Garbage bags

Steps:

  1. Take an empty hanger and a set of clothes that are hung on other hangers.
  2. Now hang your clothes, along with their hangers, on an additional empty hanger, as is shown in the image.

2. Wires

Things you’ll need:

  • Wires
  • Toilet paper rolls

Steps:

  1. Pull out a wire from the set of entangled wires.
  2. Roll the wire in your hand.
  3. Insert the rolled wire inside a toilet paper roll.
  4. Your wires are now tucked away neatly.

3. Books

Books can be too heavy to pack in cardboard boxes. Instead, keep them in rollable luggage to compensate for their weight as well as their safety.

4. Photo frames and other fragile objects

Things you’ll need:

  • Cushions or pillows
  • Photo frames

Steps:

  1. Put the photo frame inside of the cushion cover.
  2. Ensure that the frame fits inside the cover nicely. If it does, zip the cover shut.
  3. Now you can keep the cushion in a box among other cushions.
  4. Your photo frame is now safe.
  • You can also keep other fragile objects inside the cushion, but ensure that the size of the object is a perfect fit for the cushion.
  • We also recommend putting just one fragile object in each cushion in order to avoid damage.

5. Making more space in a box

Things you’ll need:

  • Jars or a collection of small objects
  • A cooking pot with a lid

Steps:

  1. Place all the objects in the box. If it leaves too little space for other objects, do the following.
  2. Place a cooking pot inside of the box.
  3. Keep all the objects inside of the pot.
  4. If you’re packing fragile objects, make sure things don’t topple over on each other to avoid any damage.

You can repeat the same method in your other cooking pots and secure all their lids so that objects don’t fall out. This saves a lot of space for other things too.

6. Plates

Method 1

Things you’ll need:

  • Boxes
  • Towels
  • Plates

Steps:

  1. Lay a part of a half-folded towel inside the box, keeping the rest of the towel out of the box as shown in the image. Place a plate on the towel in the box.
  2. Fold another layer of the towel as you see in the image.
  3. Place another plate on the towel inside of the box.
  4. Repeat step 2 every time you place a plate in the box until the towel runs out.

Here’s what the process should look like:

Method 2

Things you’ll need:

  • Boxes
  • Plates
  • Thermocol plates

Steps:

  1. Place a plate in the box.
  2. Place a thermocol plate over it.
  3. Then place another plate over that one.
  4. Keep repeating steps #2 and #3 until the box is full.

7. Toiletries

Things you’ll need:

  • Toiletries like shampoo bottles
  • Pieces of plastic wrap

Steps:

  1. Remove the cap of your shampoo bottle.
  2. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the opening.
  3. Close the cap shut.
  4. Check for spills. Your toiletries should be safe to carry around now.
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