Hacks For Moving

Posted by Steph Kaye on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 6:30pm.

Handy Tricks

When it comes time to move everyone could use a few handy moving tricks … even MacGyver. Well we’ve got your back, so you’re ready when you run into the unexpected. We’ve got a list of moving tricks that would make even MacGyver say, “Hey! I never thought of that!”

 Moving can be a headache, and no one likes it—but armed with a few handy tricks, you might make MacGyver proud.


Not only are snacks like Pringles and popcorn tasty, they can also come in handy when it comes time to move.

Once you’ve polished off the chips, those Pringles cans are perfect for packing up pens, pencils and the conglomeration of stuff in your “junk drawer.” These handy cans can hold a number of items that would otherwise end up rolling all over of the floor of your moving truck.

And when you run out of packing peanuts or bubble wrap, good ol’ fashioned popcorn—which is also inexpensive—is a terrific substitute. Pop a few kernels and use it to fill up the empty space in your boxes of fragile items.

 Stretch It

When you’re carrying stuff out to the moving truck, going in and out of the house, few things are as annoying as having the door slam on you over and over—potentially even locking you out of the house!

The best way to fix that problem? A simple rubber band. Hook one end over the inside knob, turn the knob so it’s in the “open” position, and then you twist the band in an “X” over the latch and hook the other end to the outside knob.

Rubber bands also come in handy for keeping small boxes closed or binding clothes hangers together by their hooks.

 Plate It Up

When you’re packing up your kitchen, you have to be extra careful with plates and glasses, so they don’t get broken on their way to your new home. You could buy those foam squares that are meant to separate your plates and keep them safe, but that can be expensive. Instead, buy a party pack of styrofoam plates at your local grocery store. They’re inexpensive, and they’ll protect your dishes better than foam squares or newspaper. And when you arrive at your new home, you also will have something to eat off of while you’re unpacking.

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