Packing is the most important step of the storage and moving process. If you are in the process of relocating or storing your belongings, then it’s important to avoid these common mistakes during the packing process.

Starting too late

Starting late is most common mistake people make when packing. Depending on the size of the move, you may need to begin up to 2-3 weeks in advance. Moving experts suggest scheduling at least a day of packing for bedrooms and up to 3 days for common areas such as the living room or kitchen.

Not having a plan

Organization is key to a smooth relocation. Having a set plan when packing will help you avoid going back and unpacking boxes just because you accidentally packed something you need. Before beginning packing, sit down and plan the order in which you should pack your belongings. Prioritize items and rooms that you will not have immediate need for, saving commonly used rooms like the kitchen and bathrooms for last.

Doing it alone

Trying to moving heavy furniture alone is difficult and dangerous. To avoid injury and damage to your belongings when packing, enlist the help of family and friends. Packing a house or apartment is a tedious and tiresome process. Unless you have minimal belongings, always reach out for help.

Skimping on packing materials

Packing is the most important part of the moving process, and the packing process is impossible without the proper packing materials. When packing, certain items like electronics, dinnerware, and stemware require more material than standard items. Make sure to get an abundance of the most used packing supplies to save you trips to and from the hardware store.

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