Most people assume that packing is as simple as throwing your things into a box. The truth is, not taking the packing process seriously is a guaranteed way to make moving day a nightmare.
Here are a few common mistakes people make when they pack, and what you can do to correct them:
Mistake #1: Packing Without Organizing Your Things
Throwing your things in any old box makes things difficult for you on the day you move out and the day you move in.
Haphazard packing makes moving day risky because your items may be packed together with things that will ruin them as they’re being moved around.
So no, please don’t pack your laptop in the same box as your glassware. You’ll be glad you didn’t.
Mistake #2: Packing Things in Boxes That Don’t Belong
Some people don’t know, and some could care less, but there are some things that just can’t go in boxes.
As a general rule, pets, perishables, flammables, and plants are never a good idea to put in boxes. For items you can pack in boxes, remember to include all of the right packing materials to keep your items safe through every stage of the moving process.
Old newspapers, bubble wrap, saran wrap, packing peanuts, and wrapping papers are great materials you can use to help keep your belongings safe from the elements.
3. Filling Boxes Too Much or Little
Overfilling your boxes to save time and boxes is not a good idea. The box will probably tear during the moving process, not saving you any boxes and possibly breaking your things.
But leaving your boxes with too much space can also ruin your possessions, especially without padding. Imagine what would happen to your dishes with too much space and nothing to cushion them.
Always remember to pack your belongings with the proper stuffing and packing materials to ensure a smooth move from start to finish.
4. Not Labelling Boxes
Some people are just too lazy to label their boxes, but by labelling your boxes, you’re actually making things easier for you when you move in.
When you don’t label your boxes, you don’t know what’s in them. When you finally move in, this makes the unpacking process much longer than it needs to be, because you have you go through each box and decide what goes where.
Your fragile possessions may be ruined from improper labeling. Before you load your moving truck and haul your boxes off to your new home or office, make sure each and every box is labeled for easy access on moving-day.
5. Waiting Until the Last Minute to Pack
Moving can be stressful, so it’s easy to keep putting off what seems to be the simplest part of the move. But packing is anything but simple.
People tend to underestimate the amount of things they have and come to the tough realization on moving day that they need a lot more time to pack than they have.
Waiting until the last minute to pack also doesn’t give you a chance to throw away things you no longer need. This way, you end up packing things you don’t even need for the sake of time.
As you prepare for your upcoming home or office move, set aside enough time for you to pack so you don’t rush through it on moving day. Not only will doing so save you time, you’re guarantee to save yourself the hassle, too.
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