Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Moving

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Packing last minute 

Packing at the last minute can lead to stress and mistakes. It is important to start packing well in advance of your move to ensure that everything is packed properly and you have time to sort through your belongings. It's nearly unavoidable that places that you thought would take ten minutes to pack take closer to an hour, and then there are those areas that can take the longest, like the kitchen. Not giving yourself enough time will always result in stress that could have been prevented with greater planning.

Using bags instead of boxes 

While bags may be easier to carry, they are not as protective as boxes. Boxes provide better protection for your belongings and make it easier to stack and organize them in the moving truck. Some homeowners will do this, particularly if they lack the time to pack everything. Unfortunately, stuffing your bags with whatever belongings you can find increases the risk of damage to your items. Plastic bags are damaged easily and are a poor choice for storage while moving your things. When it comes to proper packing, always use sturdy boxes.

Packing clutter that should be tossed 

One common mistake people make when moving is packing items that they no longer need or use. This not only takes up valuable space in your new home, but also increases the amount of time and effort required to move. Get rid of the things you don’t need and dispose of them if they haven’t been used in a year before you start packing. You can gift items to a friend, donate them to an organization, or throw them away. Tidying up prepares you for successful packing and helps you stay organized in your new home.

Not preparing your pets for the move

Moving can be a stressful experience for pets as well. It's important to make arrangements for your pets during the move, such as making sure they have a safe and comfortable place to stay. You should pack clearly labelled boxes with the essentials to get you through the first few days with the pets. If you are driving a car, reserve a seat specifically and consider investing in a seat belt or carrier for your pet for safe travel. 

Packing hazardous materials 

Certain items, such as chemicals and cleaning supplies, should not be packed when moving. These items can be dangerous and should be disposed of properly.

Forgetting to secure your valuables 

It is important to take extra care when moving valuable items such as jewelry, art, and important documents. These items should be secured and protected to ensure they arrive at your new home safely.

Forgetting to label your boxes 

When moving, it can be easy to lose track of which box contains what items. Labelling your boxes will make it easier to unpack and find your belongings once you arrive at your new home.

Not making the right plans 

Moving can be a stressful and overwhelming process. Failing to make the right plans ahead of time can lead to confusion and chaos on moving day.

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