7 Quick Tip Videos to Help You Pack Your Stuff When Moving House

Pack and Move with These Video Guides

If you're starting to plan your next move or maybe you're in the middle of packing and need some help, you'll know that packing is tedious and a little frustrating especially if you're trying to figure out how to pack an awkward item or worried that some of your more fragile items won't make it in one piece. These videos provide easy quick tips to help you quickly when you need help fast.

  • 01 of 07

    How to Pack Dishes

    Woman packing plates into a box in her kitchen

    It's the kitchenware that's always some of the hardest things to pack. Especially dishes. Not only are they fragile but they're all oddly shaped and require a lot of TLC during the packing process. But because they are difficult, doesn't mean packing them has to be so onerous. All you need are a few supplies and some proper instructions.

  • 02 of 07

    How to Pack Glasses

    Woman packing cups into a moving box
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    While glasses aren't as difficult to pack as the rest of the dishes, they provide their own unique challenges. They're often round and fragile and can shift around inside a box fairly easily which means breaks and cracks are likely. But if you follow this guide to packing glasses, you'll be sure to arrive at your new home with your glassware in perfect condition.

  • 03 of 07

    How to Pack a TV

    Man carrying a flat screen television

    While packing kitchenware is by far the hardest stuff to pack, you might find packing a television is awkward, heavy and almost the last thing you might want to pack (saving the worst for last).

    If you're moving locally, you probably only need to wrap it well and it will be fine.  However, if you're making a long distance move, then you should properly pack it.  The problem is, you probably already threw out the box it came in, including the inside cardboard bits and Styrofoam pieces that would wrap your television in a protective glove. So if you need to move a large screen TV, then check out this video to see how to pack your television so it arrives are your new home in good-working condition.

  • 04 of 07

    How to Pack Books

    Young man reading a book sitting on a skateboard in his new home
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    I know what you're thinking, how hard can it be to pack books? Believe it or not it is, not because they're awkward or fragile, rather, a move can really damage books if you're not careful. Find out how to pack your books properly so you can continue you to enjoy them for years to come.

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  • 05 of 07

    How to Pack Clothes

    Woman looking at shirts and jackets in a closet.

    The great thing about packing clothes is you don't need to worry about anything breaking. Some people choose to stuff them into a garbage bag or throw them onto the backseat of the car in order to get them from the old house to the new. But if you think about it, you've spent a lot of money on your clothes and there are probably pieces that you love, so why not treat them with a little more respect and pack them with care? This video will walk you through the task of packing clothes and it's well worth the time to watch. And your clothes will thank you for it, too.

  • 06 of 07

    How to Pack Coats

    Coats in a closet

    When you're moving, it's important to pack your coats in a way that won't damage them or alter their appearance. This About.com video will show you how to properly pack coats when moving house. 

  • 07 of 07

    How to Prep Furniture for Moving

    Two men moving a sofa into a new house

    If you're moving house and you decided to move yourself rather than hiring movers or if your movers aren't full service and require that you disassemble furniture before they arrive, make sure you know how to prepare furniture for moving and avoid injuries while doing the heavy lifting.

If you're moving house, you don't have time to read long how-to articles about how to pack and move. Instead, check out these quick videos to help you get all your stuff properly packed.