Packing Mistakes to Avoid

Packing Mistakes to Avoid

Packing seems easy enough, right? Contrary to popular belief, packing is more than just placing your belongings in a box, wrapping it in tape and calling it a day. In fact, many homeowners make some common mistakes that actually can damage your items and end up costing you much more in the long run. Bekins Moving Solutions always wants our customers to have a stress-free moving experience. That starts at the very beginning of your move, when you begin packing. Here are some of the most common packing mistakes you should avoid.

1. Not Having Enough Time to Pack Properly

Make sure that you have sufficient time to complete the packing. Waiting until the last minute may cause you to rush the packing process. When you don’t have enough time to properly protect your items, damage can occur. Make sure that you give yourself a few weeks at minimum to properly wrap and prepare your belongings for the move.

2. Losing Important Everyday Items

When you are in the midst of packing, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your home. It is crucial that you have a designated spot to keep important items that you use everyday. You might be surprised to learn that a lot of people end up packing their keys. Imagine the stress of moving to your new home without being able to get in the front door! Keep your keys, wallet, and important documents in a location that won’t be thrown in a moving box and save yourself a major headache.

3. Furniture Doesn’t Fit

Some people arrive at their new home to find that the furniture does not fit. Before moving into a new space, you will always want to do some measuring of your furniture. You don’t want to go through the trouble of preparing and packing furniture to only find that it won’t fit in your new place. In your moving binder, take measurements of your biggest pieces of furniture and keep them in a safe place. If you can, check the measurements of doors, hallways, and rooms of your new home. If it won’t fit, make sure to sell your furniture prior to moving day.

4. Packing with Used or Worn Supplies

Before you start packing, make sure that the moving supplies you have purchased will be able to withstand your move. Many people make the mistake of using worn boxes or thin boxes that can get torn or broken before the move is completed. A residential move requires strong boxes. Otherwise, your possessions could become damaged during the move. We recommend that homeowners use new boxes, especially for heavy items like books, papers, and equipment. Your moving company should be able to provide you with quality moving supplies that can endure the duration of your move.

For more information about packing or for hiring moving experts for packing services, contact Bekins Moving Solutions. Call (877) 594-1187 for your free moving quote.