Worried about getting everything packed in time for your big move? Whether you work for moving companies in Kinston, NC or not, getting everything packed can be very difficult. If you’ve just started the moving process, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Luckily, working with Kinston, NC families over the years, we’ve picked up a few tricks to help you. With that in mind, here are 3 packing hacks you’ve got to try.

1. Don’t Pay For Cardboard Boxes

A  lot of stores will give you inventory boxes for FREE. Make sure to call local businesses and see if you can get some of those boxes. In addition, instead of packing your blankets or other soft goods, use them as padding between large items or even wrapping furniture and decor. You can also wrap your breakables in clothing to save on bubble wrap costs. Socks are particularly great for stemware and other glass goods.

2. Label, Label, Label

Chances are, in all of the stress of the move, you’re gonna forget what you packed in those boxes. Make sure to label the boxes with exactly what’s inside them. This will prevent you from having to open every single box to find that single necessary item. It’s also a great idea to color code boxes by room so you know exactly where each box has got to go.

3. Use What You Have

You can cut down on boxes by making baskets, laundry bins, hampers, and suitcases work for you. Wheeled suitcases are great for heavy things like books. For clothes on hangers, just trash bag the bottom of the clothes and tie around the hangers for easy closet to closet transfer.

Need More Moving Help in Kinston, NC?

Of course, those are just a couple ways to make packing easier. Once you get started, you’ll need to look at moving companies in Kinston, NC to help you on your way. We’d love if you’d consider Advance Moving & Storage to help you make that move. With over 20 years of experience, our movers help families like yours make that dream move. Just look at our list of moving services. You will find that our small and large moving trucks can help you load, store, and move across Eastern North Carolina, or across the nation. To get started, contact us and we’ll see what we can do.