Biggest packing mistakes when moving

Biggest Packing Mistakes to avoid when moving

Packing is process that requires a lot of planning
What are some of the biggest mistakes made when people pack their own possessions, and what are some ways to overcome them?

Here you’ll find some useful tips for packing so you’ll be better prepared to avoid problems when the moving truck arrives.

Packing can be one of the most dreaded, but also one of the most important components of moving to a new home. At Mic's Moving , we urge you to avoid these common mistakes when packing.

The wrong materials. It is important that you have the appropriate-sized boxes for what you will be moving. Keep it simple and try to stick with three different sizes, rather than a hodgepodge of old liquor and fruit boxes. This ensures a more uniform pack job in the truck. Don’t forget to pick up packing tape, packing paper, and a marker to label the boxes.

Boxes weighing more than 50 pounds. Too heavy of a box can compromise the integrity and stability of the box when carrying it and can cause injury to the movers attempting to lift it. Use small boxes for books, files, or canned goods.

Waiting until the last minute. On the days leading up to the move, take an hour each day to spend on each room. Most rooms can be completely packed up when a solid, uninterrupted hour is dedicated to it.

Lack of labels and categories. When you pack a miscellaneous box, it likely will remain a miscellaneous box after your move, tucked away in the corner of a room because its contents are too daunting to put away. Take the time to categorize items and keep like with like when it comes to packing a box. Create a detailed inventory so that you know where to find what you’re looking for without having to dig through each box.

Forgetting about the floor plan. Before you pack, think about your future space and what will fit. Will your future living room fit your existing couch? Will your utility shelving unit fit in your new garage? Are you downsizing and no longer need guest bedroom furniture? Make a plan to dispose of or sell these items so you aren’t stuck dealing with it on the other end when space is limited.

Forgetting to delegate. You can’t do it all yourself, so if a friend offers to help or you have hired movers and they have some free time to lend a hand for unpacking, give them an area to focus on or a task to handle that will help get you to the finish line. For example, they can help you break down and stack empty boxes and put packing paper and trash in a bag. It’s better to clean as you go rather than wait until the end of the day when you just want to go to sleep.

Lack of Planning: Packing is a complicated, challenging process that needs organizing. Using a complete organizing system is the most effective way to streamline the packing and unpacking process and alleviate the stress and hassle of moving.

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Jose Ortiz

Author & Editor

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