Packing is one of those tasks that few people actually look forward to, but doing it right can make a big difference at the other end. Unfortunately, a lot of people make simple mistakes when packing which can makes things a whole lot more difficult. Today, we’re looking at common mistakes people make when packing up their home so hopefully you can avoid them!
Leaving it too late
Yep, this is a big one. People seriously underestimate how much stuff they have in their homes and the last thing you need is to be pulling an all-nighter before the move as you try to get packed up. Instead, start packing up non-essential items as soon as you have a moving date. Making an early start means you can be more relaxed closer to the time.
Not stocking up on packing material
Never underestimate how much packing material it can take to get your house boxed up! To avoid running out of boxes and packing material before you’re finished, get prepared early with plenty of supplies. Often your removalist company will be able to supply boxes and they’ll generally be able to give you a pretty good idea as to what you’ll need.
Forgetting to label
When you’re in the middle of packing a certain area, people so often think that they’ll remember what’s in the different boxes only to realise a few hours later they actually have no idea. Get your markers at the ready and clearly label on the side and tops of the boxes, Remember to be specific – don’t just label the room the box belongs to but also add what the main items consist of.
Failing to protect valuables
Don’t make the mistake of packing your breakable items with minimal protection. Instead, take the time to wrap your delicate items with plenty of padding and line the bottom of the box with sheets or towel. Don’t forget to write on the box that there a fragile items so anyone helping on moving day knows to handle with care.
Saying no to help
It’s often an automatic response to say no when people offer to help pack but when you have a lot to do, consider saying yes! Getting willing friends and family to give you a helping hand is a great way to lessen the load, particularly if you’re running behind schedule. Make sure you offer a takeaway dinner in exchange for their services.
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