A month before your move, sell any non-sentimental stuff on craiglist. It doesn't take long and you can usually make enough money to help finance part of the move.
- Brendan, Army National Guard
I always use stuff that's compressible for non-fragile items. Stuff sacks, backpacks I don't use anymore, gym bags...It seriously beats moving plastic tubs or even cardboard boxes.
- Reddit user u/doofe_N7, US Marine Corps
Pre-military, I always asked my mom to help pack boxes, because she loves packing and kept me on task (I moved seven times in six years)... Find a friend who loves packing boxes ! They exist, and they're really weird people.
- Reddit user u/Dystopeuh, US Army
When I mailed boxes to myself during my overseas PCS; I just put a number on each box rather than "MOVIES" or whatever. I kept the inventory list of box #s and their contents and the rest of the box remained nondescript.
- Reddit user u/_Kline, Veteran Civil Service
Pack your dishes and other breakable stuff into your towels and other clothes that don't have hard buttons, like button fly jeans. Get a sharpie and label all the boxes so you know what goes where in your new home.
- Reddit user u/Jodokas, United States Airforce
The full service movers are nice. I also made use of plastic storage containers. Throw all my bedroom [stuff] in one, electronics and living room [stuff] in another, etc. They can be user over and over and are great for putting stuff in storage as well.
- Reddit user u/rkito11, Veteran of the United States Navy
Drain or run the gas out of any mower/lawn equipment (if you have any) unless you want all your [stuff] to smell like gasoline after baking in the back of a U-Haul [or moving truck].
- Reddit user u/_kline, Veteran Civil Service