Planning A Move? 3 Household Items That Can Make Packing Easier

Posted on: 24 July 2018

If you're going to be moving, it's time to start gathering all the supplies you'll need. Before you go out and purchase expensive packing supplies, you should know that some of the things you'll need can be found right in your own home. Here are three simple household items you can use to make packing easier and less expensive.

Save Your Pool Noodles

If you own a pool, chances are good that you have a few pool noodles in your backyard. What you might not know is that you can put those pool noodles to good use now that you're moving. You can use the noodles to protect your computer monitors and flat-screen televisions, as well as your picture frames. Measure the items you want to protect and then cut pieces of the foam noodles into those specific lengths. Using a box cutter, cut a slit from end to end of the foam piece. Carefully place the pieces of foam noodles onto the outer edges of your flat-screen televisions, computer monitors and picture frames. You can also use the foam to protect your laptops and tablets, as well.

Grab the Heavy-Duty Trash Bags

When it comes to packing things like bedding, jackets, and towels, don't spend money on packing crates or boxes. Instead, grab your heavy-duty trash bags. You can use heavy-duty trash bags to pack many of your household items that don't need to be in boxes. In fact, with the aid of your vacuum cleaner and some rubber bands, you can turn your heavy duty trash bags into vacuum-sealed storage bags. Fill your bag with your soft belongings and place a rubber band around the opening of the bag. Place the vacuum nozzle into the bag and firmly grasp the opening of the trash bag. Turn the vacuum on to the remove all the air. Slowly remove the nozzle and secure the rubber band around the opening of the bag. Your belongings are now vacuum sealed.

Stock Up on the Saran Wrap

There's nothing worse than unpacking your liquids to find out that they leaked during transport. You could pack all liquids in ziplock baggies, but that can take up a lot of extra space, especially if the bags are filled with air. That's where the saran wrap comes in handy. To make sure you're not left with a serious mess once you get to your new home, seal each open bottle and jar with a piece of saran wrap. Open a container and stretch a small piece of saran wrap over the opening. Replace the lid and repeat the process on your other containers. The saran wrap will seal the containers and prevent spills and leaks.

For more information, contact a company like Tru -Pak Moving Systems