Worst Moving Packing Mistakes

WorstMovingPackingMistakes

Packing really is a delicate art. That’s why, we, the packing experts at Noah’s Ark Moving, recommend enlisting the assistance of our expert team of packers to take the responsibility off your hands so that you can rest easy and really enjoy your residential move. However, if you want to pack yourself, we’ve enclosed this brief guide to the definite major packing NO’s to never carry out. Here’s some of them.

Don’t Overpack

Don’t fill your boxes with way too many items. This can cause the box to rip, which might result in lost items. Just use multiple boxes in order to cut the weight and have a much easier time carrying them. Just make sure the boxes are clearly labeled with their contents and the room of their intended dropoff.

Careful of Leaks

Make sure to seal all containers with liquids, and then put the containers in a Ziplock bag. Then, place the bagged containers upright in a plastic box, with a lid, clearly labeled LIQUIDS KEEP UPRIGHT.

Don’t Forget Items

Make sure to create a checklist inventory of all packed items according to room of destination. THis will allow you to check off items as you pack them to make sure that you won’t be forgetting anything during the move.

Don’t Misuse Space

Make sure to use as much space as you can while not overpacking boxes. This is a fine balance. Try first placing larger items in boxes, then following it with smaller items. This is the smartest way to pack.

Wrongful Shoe Packing

Make sure to stuff shoes with packing paper (not newspaper which has ink that can stain,) to retain their shape, and then wrap up shoes in doubles with a large piece of packing paper. If you have the first shoeboxes, use those if you so wish! Just make sure to place heavier shoes near the bottom, and lighter ones near the top.

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

Make sure to make a schedule with a time estimate of how long it will take to pack each room – then double it. Give yourself ample advanced time to pack, because it usually takes way longer than you think it will take. By doing so, you avoid the stress associated with last minute packing – not to mention the forgotten items.

Don’t Underestimate How Many Boxes You Need

Make sure to be generous when purchasing or acquiring pacing boxes. It’s better to have to deal with or give away excess boxes then find out you don’t have enough boxes to carry all your things while the move is underway and have to pause it to get new boxes.

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Worst Moving Packing Mistakes

WorstMovingPackingMistakes

Packing really is a delicate art. That’s why, we, the packing experts at Noah’s Ark Moving, recommend enlisting the assistance of our expert team of packers to take the responsibility off your hands so that you can rest easy and really enjoy your residential move. However, if you want to pack yourself, we’ve enclosed this brief guide to the definite major packing NO’s to never carry out. Here’s some of them.

Don’t Overpack

Don’t fill your boxes with way too many items. This can cause the box to rip, which might result in lost items. Just use multiple boxes in order to cut the weight and have a much easier time carrying them. Just make sure the boxes are clearly labeled with their contents and the room of their intended dropoff.

Careful of Leaks

Make sure to seal all containers with liquids, and then put the containers in a Ziplock bag. Then, place the bagged containers upright in a plastic box, with a lid, clearly labeled LIQUIDS KEEP UPRIGHT.

Don’t Forget Items

Make sure to create a checklist inventory of all packed items according to room of destination. THis will allow you to check off items as you pack them to make sure that you won’t be forgetting anything during the move.

Don’t Misuse Space

Make sure to use as much space as you can while not overpacking boxes. This is a fine balance. Try first placing larger items in boxes, then following it with smaller items. This is the smartest way to pack.

Wrongful Shoe Packing

Make sure to stuff shoes with packing paper (not newspaper which has ink that can stain,) to retain their shape, and then wrap up shoes in doubles with a large piece of packing paper. If you have the first shoeboxes, use those if you so wish! Just make sure to place heavier shoes near the bottom, and lighter ones near the top.

Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute

Make sure to make a schedule with a time estimate of how long it will take to pack each room – then double it. Give yourself ample advanced time to pack, because it usually takes way longer than you think it will take. By doing so, you avoid the stress associated with last minute packing – not to mention the forgotten items.

Don’t Underestimate How Many Boxes You Need

Make sure to be generous when purchasing or acquiring pacing boxes. It’s better to have to deal with or give away excess boxes then find out you don’t have enough boxes to carry all your things while the move is underway and have to pause it to get new boxes.

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