Packing may take a long time, especially if you’re moving all of your belongings from one home to the next. Even when you believe you’ve packed enough, your move day comes suddenly and you discover that you’ve forgotten something. UNITS Moving and Portable Storage has some helpful moving tips to help you avoid making errors while packing for your big move.

1. You don’t get rid of things

Moving is one of the best times to downsize your personal possessions, and it’s particularly important when you’re moving. The fewer things you have to move, the better, and unpacking items you don’t want or need is a waste of time. It’s easy to put everything into a box without first going through it, but getting rid of what you don’t need is considerably more difficult than it appears.

2. Moving all of your furniture without wrapping it first

Larger things, such as couches and bookcases, are more difficult to relocate than smaller things. Not only should you wrap your larger stuff in moving plastic, but you should also use moving blankets to protect it from damage during transportation.

3. Forcing large items through small doorways 

When moving a big item (such as a sofa), it’s best to be extra cautious. Lift and guide the moving thing one side at a time to avoid harming your door or belongings. Make sure any furniture you move will fit by first measuring your doorways and walls before you begin.

4. Not giving yourself enough time to pack

It takes a long time to prep. Most people underestimate how much time it will take to pack their belongings. You can relax by preparing ahead of time, making the packing and moving process easier.

5. Not asking for help when you need it

It’s true that not everyone is physically able to lift hefty objects, so don’t assume friends and family can help you! It’s also crucial to ask for help with the heavier, bigger things and be prepared to use a moving service if necessary.

Let UNITS Moving and Portable Storage help you with your packing and moving process. Contact us today to find out more about the different services we offer.

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