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Old Clothes – Improvised Packing Products

There are two kinds of people in the world when it comes to moving. Those who want to do everything on their own, and those who trust the expertise of professional moving and packing services in Birmingham. Although it’s always advised to let the experts handle a move for you, some people want a more hands on experience, or they just want to save money in any way that they can. For those individuals operating on a strict budget, these old clothes used as improvised packing products can alleviate any financial concerns.



If you weren’t aware of this already, one of the most improvised packing products used in a move are socks. You can use socks for a variety of moving purposes, including packing an outfit. Socks rolled into balls are quite handy for filling in empty space in cardboard moving boxes in place of packing peanuts. This is an especially useful way to plan an eco-friendly move as well. Packing peanuts, while used by many professional packing services in Birmingham, get a bad rep for not being recyclable.


Towels and Bedding

Protecting fragile items such as dishware, glasses, and electronics is an important part of moving. Instead of stacking these items in boxes without protection, try wrapping them in towels, bedsheets and other fine linen. This will prevent them from being damaged or broken during transport and allow you to stay under your moving budget.


T-Shirts and Sweaters

Much like towels, T-Shirts and sweaters can be used to wrap your belongings as well. This is primarily “a good idea” for wrapping items that aren’t so fragile, but you still want to keep protected. Try using one of your old college sweatshirts the next time you want to wrap your video game collection.


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