Weird Packing Tricks That Actually Work  

Are you taking a vacation or moving into a new home in another city or state? If so, consider trying out some of the following weird yet effective packing tricks. When combined with proper planning, these tricks can make moving easier and even help you cut costs.

Use the USPS

The United States Postal Service offers very reasonable rates on shipping. In fact, it can be cheaper to send a few boxes on ahead than it would be to pay for additional carry-on or check-in luggage. What’s more, if you send your good by post you won’t have to worry about the airline losing your suitcases or boxes as you travel.

Get Enthusiastic about De-cluttering

Plenty of people get rid of stuff they don’t need before traveling. However, you can take it one step further and get rid of items that you actually need but can replace with relative ease. Thrift stores, garage sales, Craigslist and a host of other sources make it easy to purchase good quality items at discount prices. It can be a particularly good idea to discard fragile items and/or items that could leak or spill instead of trying to pack them securely and then worrying about them as you travel.

Take Pictures

Take pictures of your check-in luggage is a wise idea, especially if you intend to travel to a foreign country. If your luggage is lost, you can easily show an airline representative exactly what your luggage looks like even if the representative doesn’t speak good English. You may also want to take photos of important boxes you are sending on ahead via post.

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