When it comes to moving, professional packing services from All My Sons Moving & Storage guarantee the best and most quality packing supplies on the market. Although our professional movers use common packing supplies that can be found at hardware stores, there are alternatives. For DIY movers who want to save cash on their next move, this list of alternative options to common packing supplies may help.
Use Old Clothing in Place of Packing Peanuts and Bubble Wrap
While not the most orthodox method of protecting valuable, wrapping glassware, dishes and other valuables in t-shirts are an option to keep them safe from damage during a move. The thicker the material the better, especially when packing items that can be crushed easily.
Suitcases in Place of Boxes
Planning a light, short-term move? You may not need to purchase as many card-board moving boxes as you might think. Large and sturdy suitcases can be an option for packing clothing, appliances or other items. Be careful to not overload your suitcase with too many heavy objects, else you may accidentally break it when attempting to move it.
Sandwich and Freezer Bags
Sandwich bags can be great for keeping small items in place. This may be an ideal way to pack screws, jewelry, buttons and so forth. Throwing on a layer of tape on the seal can provided added protection and keep its contents from spilling out.
Most of your clothing, knick knacks and toiletries are already packed in your dresser, kitchen and bathroom drawers. While not the most ideal way to transport your belongings, wrapping them in plastic wrap is an option for getting them moved without having to unpack everything.
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