8 Packing Mistakes

When it comes to packing our homes for a move, one must also be very careful about committing mistakes. True, you may have scoured the internet and took a trip down memory lane for some tips and advice but have you also considered reading about the common packing don’ts and mistakes that you should avoid? Luckily, Amber Moves has got this useful list for us. Read up and be cautious not to fall into the trap.

over packingMISTAKE # 1: BIG BOXES – When you are boxing everything up one might easily think that the bigger the better. Well we are sorry to burst your bubble but that is most definitely wrong. Use boxes in different sizes appropriately. If you put all you items in one big container then chances are it would become much too heavy to carry and move around. The rule of thumb is the heavier the item (or items in accumulated weight) the smaller the container and vice versa.

MISTAKE # 2: OVERSTUFFING – Again people think that putting much too many items in one container saves on space and supply expenses. That is terribly wrong. You risk overstuffing the box and you do not want it bursting open or worse splitting apart.

MISTAKE # 3: WRONG SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS – You cannot just buy all the supplies you get your hands on and pat yourself on the back. You also need to make ample research. Know what material is for which and how to use them properly. Buy only what you need.

MISTAKE # 4: POOR LABELS – Be sure that when you label your boxes, you do so visibly. Actually it is best to write on all sides because you never know what side the box will be landing on. Also make sure that it cannot be erased and is big enough to read and see.

MISTAKE # 5: PACKING EVERYTHING – If you don’t need it, sell it, give it away or donate it. Do not bring all of your stuff with you especially those that you need no longer.

MISTAKE # 6: PROCRASTINATING – Start now and the earlier the better. Procrastinating now will only get you all stressed out later on. Remember that there is so much to do and at times there is more tasks to be accomplished than you initially thought so.

MISTAKE # 7: DOING IT ALL ON YOUR OWN – If you cannot wing it on your own, then don’t push it. Ask help especially if you are dealing with so much stuff and a long distance ahead of you. Get professional movers. They’ll be like fairy godmothers to you.

MISTAKE # 8: WRONG FREEBIES – Because you want to save up on boxes you go to your nearest grocery store. Wrong. Avoid asking from there since food boxes can have drippings and moisture in them. Bugs might even be hiding beneath its layers. Eeek! Instead go to your nearest bookshop or school and office supply store says the experts at Amber Moves.

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