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Packing Tips and Tricks

Discusses how to organize your move, delegate tasks, and decide what to take and what to leave. Also provides information on storage, garage sales, giving to charity and getting rid of hazardous waste. Also included is a how-to on packing, packing supplies, packing breakables, electronics, how to pack for your last and first night and what you'll need on the road.
  1. Packing Quick Tips (9)
  2. Packing Supplies (10)
  3. Packing Unusual Items (5)
  4. Step-By-Step Guides (22)
  5. Storage (3)

Top 4 Ways to Get Rid of Unwanted Stuff
If you're planning a move, one of the first tasks will be to get rid of things you don't need so you don't move stuff that shouldn't be moved. Not only will this save you time packing and unpacking but also moving costs. To make it even easier, check out the top 4 ways to clear out your clutter and possibly, make some cash.

If you're moving by car, whether you're trying to pack your entire home into...
If you're moving by car, whether you're trying to pack your entire home into the trunk or driving to your new place with some odds and ends in the backseat, knowing how to pack more into your car will help you save money, time and frustration.

Movers Charge for Boxes - Avoid Extra Costs by Packing Items in a Box
To avoid extra mover charges, find out which household items must be packed in a box.

Share Your Packing Tips with Other Readers
Share your packing tips with our readers, whether you know how to properly pack dishes or have a tip to share on packing difficult items.

Free Videos to Help You Move
Check out these free moving videos to help you through the process of packing, relocating and settling into your new home.

Free Videos to Help You Move
If you're a visual learner - like me - then you'll find these free video tutorials a great source of instruction to help you pack, relocate and move. And keep checking back as we continue to update and add more videos to this ever-growing list.

Packing: Where to Start?
Provides quick tips on packing so your belongings arrive safely. Includes packing rules, packing safety and a smart guide to packing.

The Essential Guide to Storage
If you need to rent storage space for your move, there are a few tasks you need to do to ensure you get the right space for your needs, including a place that will securely store your things. Find out everything you need to know about storage in this helpful, handy guide.

Moving - Protect Your Identity When Moving - Moving and Identity Theft
Moving - Protect Your Identity When Moving - Moving and Identity Theft

Start Packing Your Home
Moving takes time and if you're doing your own packing, which most people will, make sure you give yourself lots of time and plan carefully. Careful planning and packing will save you time, money and a lot of hair pulling.

Moving Out of a Rental Apartment - How to Hire Professional Cleaners
Find out how to hire professional cleaners to ensure you receive your damage deposit back.

Clutter - Clear Out the Clutter Before You Move
The upside of moving is that it forces you to make a clean sweep of the house, getting rid of items that you no longer use or need. I think it's the reason why our family tends to have only the bare minimum around our house; with so many moves, it's cheaper and easier if there's less to pack and less to load onto a moving truck.

How to Have a Greener Move
Moving requires a lot of supplies, such as boxes, packing paper and tape. Find out how to make a greener move that will lessen your footprint on the earth.

Get Rid of Unwanted Items
Most of us know where to donate unwanted clothes and books, but what about larger items such as computers or printers, or specialized items, such as baby strollers, cat beds or artificial Christmas trees? Find out where to donate your unwanted items before you start packing, for a lighter and cheaper move.

Packing Services - Are They Worth the Cost?
Packing services offer a variety of options, from packing the entire household to select packing of fragiles or specialty items.

Become a Professional Packer
Find out the tips and tricks behind professional packing.

How to Recycle: All About Recyclable Materials
When you're getting ready to pack or are unpacking, there will be some items that you won't be moving and that aren't worth selling or donating. Knowing what can be recycled is important when disposing of items.

Home Inventory How To
How to make a home inventory list before you move.

Top 10 Things You Might Forget to Do When Moving
Whenever you move, you'll have a growing list of things to do and keeping track of it all is tough. But we're here to help with this list of things you might forget to do when moving.

Packing Kids' Stuff
How to pack kids' stuff, including getting them involved and keeping them involved in moving.

Top 10 Packing Tips
The 10 most popular packing tips, from packing the kitchen, to packing plates and flatware to what you need to get started.

Not Moving Everything? How to Sell Your Stuff Online
Get tips and information on selling your stuff online.

What Should I Include in My Essentials Box?
Lists items that should be packed into an essentials box.

Host a Garage Sale
Tips and tricks on hosting a successful garage sale. Features information on advertising, collecting a crowd, what to sell and how to price your items.

What Not to Pack
Lists those items that should not be packed. Includes flammables, corrosives and other items you should not move.

Packing: Quick Tips
Looking for some quick packing tips? Check out these 20 quick tips on how to pack for your move.

How To Transplant -- Transplanting Trees and Shrubs
An informative article on how to transplant your trees and shrubs from the Landscaping Guide.

How to Move Your Plants
Provides tips on how to move plants, including if you should move them, packing for your move and how to care for them at your new home.

Storage: Where to Begin?
Outlines when you might want to use storage and includes tips on choosing storage and how to store your goods safely.

Storage: Questions You Need to Ask
Find out what to ask the storage facility before you leave your stuff in their hands.

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