OK, so the time has come for you to finally move. Maybe it is the first time you have ever had to move somewhere; maybe it has just been a very long time since your last move. And you are feeling a bit overwhelmed from all that you have to do.
Well, that is common. Processing the packing and organizing and the physical weight of the move can be daunting. The good news is that this overwhelming sensation should inspire a better sense of preparedness so that you finish the task efficiently and with as little stress as possible.
With that in mind, take a deep breath and learn about these most common mistakes that first time movers make so you can avoid them for a stress-free ASAP Moving experience.
COMMON MISTAKE #1: Not Packing For Weight
One of the easiest mistakes you can make is to see a big box and start filling it with respectively large items. Sure, you want to maximize the space; and maybe you are very good with spatial organization. There’s just one problem: you forgot that these large items all carry significant weight and now you can’t lift the box! Remember that you should always mix hefty and lighter items in each container so they are easy to carry. That said, the bigger boxes should not be too “soft” so you can stack other smaller, lighter boxes on top of them.
COMMON MISTAKE #2: Hurried Packing
Maybe your move has come as a surprise; maybe you procrastinated. Maybe it was just more than you thought it was going to be. Regardless of the reason, make sure that you do not make the mistake of packing too quickly. This runs you the risk of under and overestimating the weight of boxes but also can result in having things from different parts of the house scattered through many boxes—and that will be a huge waste of time when you have to unpack everything.
COMMON MISTAKE #3: Disorganized Packing
While I mentioned this above, it really is a different mistake. It is one thing to be frenzied and pack haphazardly; it is another thing entirely to not have the foresight to organize your packing ahead of time. The best way to go about this is to first organize the things that you don’t need immediately and pack that. Then pack things according to which the rooms in which they belong.