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5 Packing Mistakes You Are Making and How to Avoid Them

Not Planning

One of the easiest things people forget to do is create a packing strategy. Don’t just start throwing things in boxes because that seems like the quickest thing to do. You will end up with tons of wasted time and a lot of frustration in the end if you don’t have a clear plan. Once you have your moving date set, Chicago movers  at All My Sons Moving & Storage suggest that you create a packing calendar for each day until moving day and write down specific daily tasks. These tasks should be detailed and strategic.

Packing the Wrong Way

When packing yourself, there is no one else to claim responsibility for your belongings other than you. So basically, if you break it you fix it. You have to make sure that you are packing in the right way to ensure that your belongings safe. Sometimes you just think that if you wrap your things in paper and put them in a padded box, you’ll be alright. The truth is, you have to go the extra mile when packing your own belongings. You should pack your fragile items as if they were non-breakables. These are the items that need your most attention to make sure they make the trip safely. Have plenty of packing paper and bubble wrap to protect any of your most valuable items from damage.

Forgetting to Label Boxes

Chicago movers at All My Sons say that if you are just labelling boxes in your mind, you are costing yourself so much time when you get to your new location. Sometimes when you arrive at your new home, the situation might be a little different than how you pictured in your mind. You won’t have any idea what is exactly in each box and you’re going to have to spend precious time, going through each box before even knowing which room they belong in.

Packing Everything Without Sorting Through Everything First

This is one of the costliest packing mistakes you can make! Yes, costly. The more stuff you have, the more money you are going to spend on packing products and moving costs. Moving and packing costs are based on the total weight of the entire shipment. So aside from paying more for packing products, service costs will also go up depending on more stuff that you have. You also won’t get back the time you spent packing all of those useless items. Listen to the Chicago movers and don’t wait until you get to your new house to start getting rid of them. Remember that time is money, so don’t waste any time.

Insufficient Packing Products

 A very common mistake is underestimating how many packing products you’re going to need. You will be met with frustration if you are in the middle of packing and all of a sudden you run out of packing products. It’s extremely frustrating to come up short on supplies at one of the most inconvenient times, so it’s always better to have more products than not enough.