Whether you are packing to move or simply to put items in storage, it’s hard to buy huge amounts of packing materials.
It’s hard thinking about those pesky little plastic bags filling up landfills. They cushion things very well when layered or crumpled in a ball, so grab that pile of plastic bags from your pantry and pack away. You can use these over and over again, too. Never feel guilty at the grocery store checkout again!
It may get your hands a little grimy, but it washes off easily and when you are all done moving it can go straight into the recycle bin. If you know you will be moving or storing things soon, start saving that weekly paper.
You can wash them after your move and use them for their original purposes later, but they are great cushioning for your dishes or other breakables (we don't recommend using them for storage unless you are okay not seeing them again for a while). So break out those extra sets of sheets or towels and put them to good use instead of just filling another moving box with them.
These tips can save you a few bucks, as packing materials can be incredibly expensive. Start brainstorming about other things around your house that would be good to reuse for packing and don’t be afraid to get creative!