Whether you’re moving just down the street or across the nation, moving homes can be stressful. By the time you finish the sale of your old home, it’s likely you’re dreading having to pack for the move. If you don’t understand how to pack efficiently, it can make the move even more stressful. However, with just a few tips and tricks, you can avoid packing mistakes to make your move efficient and stress-free. Here are a few common mistakes those who are moving make.
1. Doing it all Yourself
When it comes to moving and packing, the general rule is the more help the merrier. Although you may feel motivated to pack it all on your own, it’s important to get help from others. Packing by yourself can lead to mistakes like broken or lost items. It can also lead to fatigue, making the move less exciting. In order to avoid completing this daunting task all by yourself, it’s important to ask for help.
This may include help from family and friends, or hired hands from a moving company. While family and friends can be available for support, they may not be able to offer the same benefits as a moving company. A moving company knows how to pack efficiently and can help make the packing process smooth and seamless. Because they are professionals in the moving process, they come with the best advice, most careful packing methods, and most efficient timelines. While families can be helpful, they tend to be less experienced and less motivated to be efficient.
2. Having Improper Equipment
Many people don’t consider the equipment they need in order to pack. This includes boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, and dollies. Even though these may seem like simple materials, they can make a big difference in both the safety of your items and the amount of time it takes you to pack and move! If you decide to hire a company to help you with your move, some companies help provide these supplies.
Boxes are especially important to consider during your packing. Too big of a box can lead to damaged items because items may slide around and hit each other. Heavy items may crush lighter ones. Boxes that are too small may cause sets of items to be broken up into separate boxes with other materials. This may result in an efficient process during the packing or unpacking process. A box that is the correct size can help solve these problems.
3. Inefficient Packing Systems
When you’re packing, it’s important to think about how you are packing things. When you arrive at your new home, you’ll want your important items to be unpacked first. As a result, you’ll want common, daily items to be packed together in boxes that are marked and easily accessible. This way, when you arrive at your new home, you’ll be able to unpack necessary items first to begin daily life before unpacking the rest of your boxes.
When packing, first consider how you want to unpack. Consider the items you’ll want to access first in your new home and pack them together. Also, pack sets of items together. If you don’t pack similar items together, it’s easy for items to become lost.