Packing is very cumbersome. Whether you are moving house or office, it is important that you carefully pack all your items in boxes and label them very well. In order to have a less stressful packing experience, there are some packing mistakes you should look out for and avoid making them. Making these mistakes which a lot of people made when they are moving house can cause you some headache. Here are some of the mistakes you should avoid making when you are packing.
Not beginning on time to plan and pack
Packing is an essential aspect of moving. It is impossible to think of moving without packing. If you are able to pack your items very well, it means that you have done half of the task involved in moving. As it is mentioned above, it can be very stressful and daunting. If you are looking to do the packing by yourself, it is important that you start on time to plan for it and to start packing. Some people make the mistake of leaving packing till the length hour. Hasty packing can be very stressful and may result in damages, losses and breakage. So, begin on time to plan for your packing and to start packing.
Not having enough packing or moving boxes
Before you start packing your items, you should get as many packing boxes as possible. Get enough so that you will not lack boxes. If you are afraid of having excess moving boxes or carton, then you have reach at an agreement with the supplier that at end of your packing, you will return any unused cartons. If you have such an understanding, then you will not have any problem of having excess cartons. Once, you are through with your packing, then you have to return any unused packing carton and then get rather. It is better to have excess than not to have enough. You cannot manage packing boxes and so, if they are not enough, it will be difficult for you.
Packing your keys in boxes together with items
You should have a separate box or container for you. Don't pack them in cartons or boxes together with your items. If you have pack them together with your items, you will definitely going to pass through hard times at your new residence in search of the keys. Get a separate container or boxes. Label all the keys indicating the rooms they are meant and then keep the box with you in your carry on or in a bag you will keep beside you. In this way, you won't have to start looking for the keys on getting to your new home. Alternatively, you may leave all the keys in the keyhole of the doors they are meant for. Then keep only the key to the door of the entryway.
Not labeling your boxes
It is a big error to pack your items in boxes without labeling. As you are packing, you should also think of unpacking. Labeling of boxes helps you to have easy unpacking. If you label your item indicating the various items contained in each boxes and what they are meant for, you will have any problem when you are unpacking your items. You only have to look at the labels and then know where each item belongs or the room where each box should go. In this way, you won't have to be opening all the boxes one by one to know the items that are contained in them.
Not measuring the space in your new home
When you are moving to a new home or office, it is important that you know the available space. Know the available space will help you to determine the number of items you will require in the home. But if you don't know the amount of space you have in your new home, you may likely move in with excess items.
Other mistakes to avoid
Not loading items properly and securely in the moving truck
Using flimsy and weak boxes
Packing too much items in a box making it too heavy
Furniture not fitting properly in your new home