If you are doing a small move and won’t need a moving truck, you might as well use your car. Especially if you have a big trunk, your car might be the only thing you need to safely transport items wherever you need to transport them. All My Sons Moving & Storage is a top moving company in the area, and while we would love for you to opt for moving services all the time, we understand that sometimes you have to move using your own means of transportation. So, here are some 5 ways to efficiently pack your car when moving to St. Louis, Missouri.
1. Determine What Goes Where
Depending on how much you are trying to move with your car, will determine whether or not you will need to devise a plan for how to pack your car as efficiently as possible to fit everything in it. Try fitting smaller items on the floor, front floor seat and seat, then back seat, then truck – almost like a Tetris puzzle.
2. Vacuum Seal Your Storage Bags
A great way to save up some space and fit items in your car is to vacuum seal your storage bags. This is a perfect strategy, especially for blankets or clothes since they are large and take up a lot of space when left naturally fluffy. Put them in vacuum sealed bags to save space when moving to St. Louis.
3. Use Bags Instead of Boxes
Boxes are bulky. Instead, try to use bags. This will help you pack your car more efficiently and save some space so you can fit more.
4. Use the Smallest of Boxes, if Necessary
In case you need to use boxes to protect fragile items, make sure to use the smallest of boxes, or boxes that are just large enough to fit the item.
5. Pro Tip: Make Use of Hidden Spaces
Another efficient way to pack your car for moving is to us the hidden spaces in your car, which most people forget about when packing. For example, you can put smaller items or water bottles underneath the front seats. What’s more, the wheel wells in the trunk are perfect for storing bags of clothes. You can even use the area around the spare tire, if necessary.