I know packing isn’t really fashion related but right now my life is consumed with packing. J and I are moving to Dallas in 34 days so everything is packing related. I thought I would share my tips for packing.
Make sure you have a lot of boxes. Whether you are buying boxes or getting boxes from a store for free make sure you have plenty of boxes. When you think you have enough get a few more because you will need them. Every time I think I have enough boxes, I am wrong. I have gone through so many boxes that I have lost count. If you think you will be able to get free boxes from a store like Target, Walmart, or Kmart you are wrong. These stores place their boxes in a compactor and the boxes are no more. If you want free boxes, I recommend hitting up your local liquor store. These stores keep their boxes and they are sturdy.
Another tip is to wrap your glass items. This seems pretty basic, but I have seen people move without wrapping their glass items. I use bubble wrap for important items, but I also use items that I have in my house to secure glassware. You can wrap glass items in towels or blankets. This helps these items get packed, but also helps to secure your precious items.
I use rubber totes for really important items. For instance, I have a quilt that was made from my great grandmother. I do not want anything to happen to the quilt so I placed it in a rubber tote. The tote will help keep liquids out and will make sure the quilt makes it to Dallas in once piece. My handbags will also go in totes because I do not want them to get scratched in boxes.
These are just a few tips for packing.
Do you have any packing tips?