3 Packing Mistakes You Should Avoid

3 Packing Mistakes You Should Avoid

In July 8, 2016
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What is the worst part of a move? Packing! Trying to stuff your entire home into cardboard boxes only so you have to go through them again at your new home can make this task absolutely frustrating. While this task may be stressful as is, it can be even more so if you make any of these mistakes.

MISTAKE 1: Forgetting About The First Week

As you can probably imagine, there is no way for you to unpack those hundreds of boxes on the first day or even week of being in your new home. While that may not seem too bad, there are just some items you won’t enjoy living without for that first week or so. That is why it is important to keep your essential handy for you to survive the first week.

These can include:

  • A few outfits
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • and your first aid kit or first aid supplies

Basically, think about what things are vitally essential to your day and pack them in an overnight bag that you can just toss in your car.

MISTAKE 2: Not Being Organized

The best way to make the unpacking go a lot smoother is to be well-organized during the actual packing of your items. Consider the space you are moving into and think about where each item will go. For example, packing your dishes with your winter clothes could make it a lot harder to find your dishes and cause you to make an unnecessary mess with the winter clothes.

Instead, it would be better to put your dishes in a box with other kitchen items so that you don’t have a mess to sort through later on. Marking the box with which room they will be put into can also help speed things along later on.

MISTAKE: Overloading The Boxes

You may feel like less boxes will mean less work. However, the more loaded up the boxes are, the heavier and more backbreaking they will be. This is especially true for any boxes that may be loaded up with heavy items. While some things are going to be heavy no matter what you do, it is best to try and divide them among the boxes in a way that makes them easier to carry.

For example, if you have a lot of books, pack just a few in smaller boxes or use book boxes. Since books can really add up weight wise, you will want to try to divide them up as much as possible to lighten your load.

Planning on moving long distance any time soon? Don’t hesitate to contact the best long distance movers at Charles Moving & Storage Inc.!

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