Anyone who has moved home will tell you that it’s a humungous, time-consuming, tiring and stressful task; they will also tell you that no matter how well the move is planned, there will be glitches and hurdles that will have you pulling out your hair in frustration. We at No Worries Removals firmly believe that this doesn’t have to be the case.
5 Common Packing Mistakes When Moving
We know from experience that if you as a homeowner do really plan well and months in advance, and follow some method in the way you pack all your belongings, you won’t find the entire exercise to be too much of challenge. It’s the packing mistakes people make that prove to be a nightmare while the move is in progress and once they have to unpack at their new home. Here are 5 common mistakes people make when packing up their possessions:
#1 No packing strategy
As mentioned earlier, this is one of the biggest mistakes people make. They feel that they will take it as it comes and they don’t chalk out a strategy at all. If you try to pack randomly, you will only end up with wasted time and more stress. Its best to create a detailed calendar for every day you have at your disposal, up until the day of the move, and stick to that strategy.
#2 Not getting help
Every home will have a number of things big and small that have to be moved. This also means if you decide to tackle it on your own, you are going to have a lot on your hands. It’s best not to refuse help from a friend or relative if someone offers it. If you aren’t working on a very tight budget, hire the services of a removalist who also provides packing services. They have the experience and the skill to handle this job as effectively as they manage all the hauling and transporting.
#3 Deferring the packing task
This is never a good idea and the sooner you start packing the easier the entire process will seem. Start with packing all the things you don’t need too often and ensure that you label and tag all the boxes. Even if you manage to get only a box or two packed every day, it’s still far better than rushing at the last minute.
#4 Insufficient packing supplies
It’s very easy to underestimate the amount of packing supplies you would need. The last thing you want in the days leading up to the move is to find that you have run out of packing peanuts or bubble wrap. Get an estimate from professional movers about the amount of packing supplies you would need and acquire a little extra too. The things you would need are boxes of different sizes, packing tape, bubble wrap, corrugated brown sheets, shrink wrap, packing peanuts, colour coded labels and maybe some packing blankets too.
#5 Not sorting things before packing
Many people feel that sorting everything before they move is nothing but a waste of time. They feel that it’s much better to just box and label everything and the sort everything at the new home. Here, they forget that when they finally move into their new home, there will be so many different things to handle, that the sorting is one thing they could definitely do without.
When you sort everything before moving, it also helps you set-aside, give away or discard the things you wouldn’t want to take with you. In fact, you might even end up saving some money on the move if you have less things to transport.
Avoid these common packing mistakes and see how much smoother the move becomes. You will find that you are far less stressed and that things are progressing in a less chaotic manner. For excellent removal solutions, call No Worries Removals at 1300 450 889.
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