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Packing Mistakes to Avoid

Moving your household is no small task, and it can quickly become overwhelming without a solid game-plan. It’s our job to ensure that your move is stress-free, so follow along as we cover some packing mistakes to avoid.

Packing on move day

Procrastination in packing your items will only add more stress to the entire move. We highly recommend devising a packing plan or hiring a moving company that offers packing services. Waiting until move day to pack your items will be chaotic and stressful. 

Buying cheap packing supplies

Trying to save money by buying cheap moving supplies is a common problem we see. Using old or worn boxes can cause a safety hazard for both you and your movers. When utilizing used boxes, make sure that they are clean, dry, and sturdy enough to pack your items. Our team uses the industry-best moving supplies, and you can purchase them from our moving supply store.

Not organizing

Organizing your boxes will save you a ton of time and stress during your unload—failure to organize your items before packing can result in broken or lost items. We recommend packing items by room and trying to pack similar items into boxes. It’ll also be helpful to pack long-term and not heavily used items right away! Don’t forget to label your boxes! 

Overfilling boxes

Overfilling your boxes is a popular and dangerous mistake. You may think you’re saving time and money by doing this, but it almost always backfires. We recommend packing your boxes until filled but not overweight. Over-packing your boxes will cause structural damage to the box, making it extremely unsafe to carry. 

If you need packing advice or packing services, our team is always ready to help! Call us today at (877) 643-4044 to speak with our relocation specialists.