How to Pack Your Home with These Quick Packing Tips

Learn How to Pack with These Easy Quick Tips

Packing takes time. It takes time to sort your things, organize the packing itself, gather supplies then and only then can you start putting your things in boxes and bags so you can get moving.

If you're overwhelmed by the amount of packing you have to do and aren't sure where to start, yet feel you don't have time to read through article after article about how to pack your things, then check out this list of the top quick packing tips for packers who are in a hurry.

  • 01 of 08
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    If you're a visual learner, then you'll find these free video tutorials a great source of instruction to help you pack and move. Often there is nothing like having a first hand look at the task to picture how easy and manageable it can be.

  • 02 of 08

    How to Pack Stuff That Will Break

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    If you're like me, you collect wine glasses and goblets and have a sentimental attachment to each and every one. Maybe you purchased a set in Italy after touring Tuscany or your grandmother left you her crystal goblets as a wedding present. Whatever the reason, use this step-by-step packing guide to make sure all your precious glassware makes it to their new home without any cracks or breaks.

  • 03 of 08

    How to Move a Mattress

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    Packing and moving your stuff to a new apartment or home is stressful enough. Watch this About.com video to learn how to prep a mattress for a move so it's one less thing to worry about when your life is in boxes.

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    How to Put Together a Moving Box - Quickly!

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    One of the first steps to packing up your home is to collect and assemble all the moving boxes. While some of the boxes you use will be ready for packing, others will require some assembly. Putting a box together right is an essential step in ensuring your things arrive at your new home without cracks or broken pieces. Check out this video to help you take the first steps to packing and moving by showing you how to assembly and secure your moving boxes.

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  • 05 of 08

    Pack and Move Your TV so it Still Works

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    With televisions now costing so much money, they're often considered an investment and something you'd hate to break. Not only would you miss out on that all-important game, televisions can be quite expensive to fix. Find out how to pack your TV so that it arrives in your new space without any damage to the screen with this quick tip video.

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    While some movers won't move your stuff if you pack using garbage bags, it's still a great way to get your things from your old house to your new one.  Not only will it save money and time, they're flexible, hold a lot of stuff and they're easy to pack and stuff into the moving truck

  • 07 of 08

    Full List of Packing Quick Tips that will Get You Pack and Moved - Fast!

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    Packing can seem like it's pretty easy to do and something that only requires a box and things to put in it.  But to save time, energy and even money, we've come up with a packing tip list that will help you get things done with most being quick packing tips that are easy to do.

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    So you have a week or less to move and aren't sure where to start?  Start with advice on what to do on the first day, includinghow to get your stuff from your old space to the new place.  The second day is all about rolling up your sleeves and getting to work.

    First, set the coffee maker the night before and start the day early.  It's going to be a long one, so make sure you have easy to make meals on hand or take-out menus right by your phone because today you'll be packing the...MORE entire kitchen.