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Packing

You’ve got packing questions, we’ve got answers. From how many boxes you need to how to keep your glassware from breaking, we’ll help you figure out the how, what and when of packing.

A List of Alternative, Green Packing Materials You Can Use

Whether you are about to move from one home to another or sending packages to family and friends, finding eco-friendly packaging materials is an important part of living sustainably. While traditional cardboard boxes can be recycled, manufacturing and recycling them consumes a fair bit of energy. In other words, this traditional packing method isn’t as […]

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Which Moving Boxes Are Best for You?

Whether you buy your own boxes for moving or have your movers provide them, you’ll have an array of choices. But how do you know whether to go paper or plastic? And are those wardrobe boxes really worth it? Here is a quick guide to different types of moving boxes, and how to estimate the […]

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11 Box Alternatives You Can Use on Moving Day

Chances are, when you think, “moving,” you think, “boxes.” They may be your best bet for packing household items, but they’re not the only option. Why box up an empty vessel like a laundry hamper or wastebasket—for example—when you can fill it up with stuff? Here are 11 household items you can reappropriate to make […]

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Biggest Packing Mistakes from Moving Experts

MYMOVE asked some packing experts about common packing mistakes and steps you can take to avoid them. Here’s what they said.

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The Best Plastic Moving Boxes and Bins

Moving can be a very stressful experience for anyone, no matter how exciting the circumstances of the move might be. Being organized and having a system when you move can make the process go more smoothly, and allow you to easily find all your stuff when you get to your new home. The best way […]

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The Best Mattress Bags for Moving and Storage

Mattresses are typically a financial investment, with some of the best mattresses costing well over $1,000. Much like fine china and other valuables, they need extra care when moving. The last thing you want to worry about is that your mattress was torn, soiled or damaged in some way during transit. With the coronavirus a […]

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Where to Find Free Packing and Moving Boxes

Let’s face it — moving is expensive. Moving costs can vary depending on factors like the distance or the amount of stuff you’re moving. But at the end of the day, those costs can add up unexpectedly and exceed your moving budget. So if you welcome any opportunities to cut costs, here’s an easy place to start: free moving boxes. 

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How Many Boxes Do You Need?

Planning ahead for your move includes a lot of factors: finding a new home, booking movers, and, of course, packing. If you’re wondering, “How many boxes do I need?” then you’ve come to the right place. For the ultimate planners, knowing from the outset how many moving boxes the move will require provides some peace […]

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Packing Clothes: How to Prepare Your Closet For Your Move

There is nothing like an impending move to make you confront your cluttered and jam-packed closet. Closet packing can be one of the most challenging aspects of packing for a move. Moving closet contents from one house to another isn’t as straightforward as you might think.

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How to Pack a Playroom

Where there are children, there are toys. Lots of toys. Packing up a playroom and moving toys is similar to completing a puzzle. With a bit of planning, you will be able to pack away all of the (toy) pieces safely and securely. Here’s how to pack toys for moving with ease. 

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Preparing an Essentials Box for Your First Days in Your New Home

What to Pack in Your “Essentials Box”You can see it now: you’ve exhausted every ounce of energy left after a moving day that felt like it…

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How in the Heck do you Pack up a Garage?

Talk about a daunting prospect. Packing up your garage is probably the last thing on your packing to-do list, and who can blame you? It’s full of things that are hard to pack and heavy to move. Plus, how do you pack dangerous items, such as gasoline-filled mowers or car batteries? No worries — we’re […]

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How to Pack Jewelry for a Move

It’s easy to get so bogged down in the big parts of moving that you forget to sort out the smaller details. Who among us hasn’t wound up with seven “catch-all” boxes containing a charming array of orphan socks and mystery cords? Packing your jewelry drawer is probably not at the top of your to-do […]

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4 Simple Steps To Packing Liquids For a Move

Whether using a professional moving company or doing a DIY move, knowing how to pack every item is daunting. Packing liquids is particularly difficult, and failure to properly do so can make for a messy arrival to your new home. From food items, cleaning supplies, hobby paints, or even a fine wine collection, there’s a lot of things that you don’t want to simply throw away.

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Where to Buy Boxes for Moving

When you’re preparing for a big move, it’s not always easy to get your hands on enough free boxes. To be prepared, you should know where to buy boxes, as well as which prices and buying options are going to work best for your budget and timeline.

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The Things You’re Forgetting to Pack on Moving Day

During the weeks before (or the night before!) moving day, your brain is working overtime on the myriad of details involved in your move…

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Learn How to Pack for a Move

Packing for a move is one of the most common concerns people have when making a moving to-do list. You don’t want your belongings to break…

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How to Pack China and Other Fragile Items When Moving

Packing china can be one of those moving stressors you don’t think about until you actually do it. If you have memories of helping Mom…

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I Can’t Let it Go! Packing Tips for Pack Rats

Moving is an excellent time to purge your house of items you no longer use-and who wants to pack any more stuff than you have to, anyway…

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How to Move a Grill

Learning how to transport a grill isn’t as difficult as you might think, despite the bulky weight and size. But there are some specific steps to make sure your grill arrives safely — and you don’t miss grilling season. For example, can you transport a propane tank on its side? (Spoiler alert: not unless it’s […]

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How to Make a Moving Inventory List

Having a home inventory list can be helpful in a number of circumstances, but perhaps none as useful as when packing for a move. You can…

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