If you are moving to a new home, the chances are that you are very excited about your move. At the same time, you may also feel very daunted by the amount of work you have to in order to get yourself moved. There are lots of tasks you have to undertake as well as things to organize, one of the key ones being packing all your worldly belongings to take from your old home to your new one.

Packing can be a very stressful process, which is why you need to ensure you organise yourself properly. Planning ahead can make a big difference to the time and stress involved with packing. There are also common packing mistakes that you should try to avoid, and we will list some of these in this article.

What Are the Mistakes to Avoid?

There are various mistakes that people often make when they are packing for their move. This can cause a lot of issues and make the process more difficult. Some mistakes to avoid include:

Leaving it Until the Last Minute

While it may seem tempting to keep putting things off when it comes to packing, make sure you do not leave it until the last minute. This can cause a lot of stress and panic, and it could result in items being missed.

Not Creating a List

Don’t make the mistakes of packing without a list. Instead, go from room to room before you start packing and make a list of everything that needs to be packed. This will help to keep you more organised.

Not Wrapping Fragile Items

Some people just throw everything into boxes without newspaper or bubble wrap in sight, which can cause damage and breakages to fragile items. So, make sure you have packaging or old newspaper that you can use to wrap up and pad out fragile items.

Failing to Label Boxes

No labelling boxes can lead to confusion as well as taking up more time. By making sure you label each packed box properly, you can ensure that it is placed in the right room when you make the move to your new property.

Buying Low-Quality Boxes

The last thing you want is the bottom from your packing boxes collapsing as soon as they are picked up, particularly if they contain fragile items. So, make sure you do not get low-quality boxes just because of the price, as this can be a false economy.

Being Random with Packing

Avoid being random when it comes to your packing, as this can lead to chaos. Instead of just packing randomly, work your way through it in a structured manner by going from room to room and starting the next room once you have finished the first.

Overloading Boxes

No matter how tempting it may seem to fill up that last tiny bit of space in the box, do not overload your boxed. If you overload, you could find that the box collapses under the weight of the contents, and this could leave you with a lot of damaged goods as well as a mess to clear up.

Using Low-Strength Tape

It is important to avoid using low strength tape when sealing your boxes, as this will quickly become unstuck and leave your boxes open to being looked through as well as weaken them. So, make sure you opt for tape that is strong and durable.

Rushing the Packing

Planning ahead is important because you should never try to rush the packing. This is what makes the process more stressful, can lead to accidents and damage while packing, and could result in you forgetting something.

Not De-Cluttering

Finally, don’t make the mistake of packing everything without first checking whether you still want it. If there are items you no longer want, give them away or take them to a charity shop rather than packing them.

Speak to the Moving Experts

If you are planning to move and need help with packing and removals, contact the team at Get ‘n’ Go Removals. We will be happy to help ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible.