How can packaging make moving with easier? The more attention you pay to her, the less stress you will have on moving day. If you don’t know how to properly pack everything from clothes to dishes, look out for these top packing mistakes to avoid.

Did you wait until the last minute before you started packing? Of course, the to-do list tends to infinity. But this is not a reason to delay the fees until the last day. Packing in a hurry a few hours before the movers arrive, you risk losing or damaging things. In addition, this is additional stress that you hardly need.

To take your time and pack the day or evening, plan your gatherings in advance. Evaluate your schedule and choose a time. Ideally, you should start packing a few weeks before moving day. This will give you time to sort, organize and inventory everything. Take up packing at your leisure, or incorporate it into your daily schedule.

It is not always possible to determine exactly how many boxes, crates and bags a move will require. If you cook too little, there is a risk of overloading some of them. If too much, you’ll be wasting your money on potentially expensive packaging or bags.

To calculate the number and size of containers for your upcoming move, consider the number of rooms in your current home, as well as the list and categories of things you will take with you. For transportation of some of them, for example, furniture and large household appliances, boxes or baskets are not needed. Soft items – plush toys, towels, bedding, pillows and some clothes – will fit in the bags.

Moving boxes in new house. New apartment background.

If in doubt whether it is worth spending money on boxes, look for where you can get them for free. Grocery stores usually leave unnecessary cardboard containers, which they give away for free to customers. Also save and reuse packaging from online orders, large electronics or home appliances.

What happens if you accidentally order few containers? If you’re tempted to pack as many boxes and baskets as possible and not go to the store again, think twice. Overweight is an additional risk of injury and damage, especially if you drop the box or the bottom breaks through.

In order not to overload the existing containers, identify the weighting items and remove them. Evaluate the remaining surplus and pick up used boxes for them or buy new ones that will fit everything.

You may have spent many weeks carefully packing everything. And now the movers finally loaded things into the van. But once they get into your new home, they don’t know where to place which box. Something went wrong?

You forgot to label the containers. Without labels, loaders will have nothing to navigate. And you too. That is, you have to open every box, basket or bag to find out what’s inside. This will significantly increase the overall move time, and it will be more difficult for movers to place each container in the room for which it is intended.

Label all containers when packing. Stock up on packing materials such as labels, masking tape, and permanent markers. Write information about the contents of the boxes directly on the cardboard. For bags and plastic boxes, use sticky labels or masking tape.