When it comes to moving homes and businesses, experts say that we all have a number of favorite mistakes. We are constantly reminded about them but then we commit them repeatedly anyway. Being hard headed will bring us nowhere so we better change that and listen really intently from the professional home and office movers. We all want easy flowing and stress free relocation so we should all take our tasks seriously and see to it that the following mistakes are never committed again.
Over-packing and overstuffing your boxes
Not only will you fill them to the point of bursting but you are also likely to stuff them till they are too heavy to handle and carry! This is why smaller containers should hold pieces that are likely to pack some weight such as garage tools and books. Blankets, pillows, comforters and other lighter but bulky items fit the bigger containers best.
Bringing clutter with you
Leave them all behind. This pertains to items that are defective and those that you don’t need any longer. Examples would be clothes you’ve outgrown, furniture that you’ve stock up on the attic way too long, potted plants that have no place in your new home, useless files and documents in the corporate steel boxes that are labeled as ‘for disposal’ and the like. If they are still usable then you can give them away, sell them off or donate them to charity.
Having way too much groceries and supplies before moving date
Not only will this require you to pack more but it will also likely result to spoilage. Unpacking can take time too and when you have groceries and perishable goods in numerous boxes that can drive you nuts. Buy as little as possible before moving date. You can always do the shopping at the new place.
Getting free and cheap boxes from grocery stores
This might sound new to some but take note that grocery stores hold perishable items and food products. Any amount of spoilage and spills will attract bugs. Even if some boxes appear clean, you never know for sure if there are insect eggs lurking. Go to book shops, liquor stores and office supply shops instead.
Leaving gaps within cartons
Home and office movers also remind everyone to make use of stuffers to fill in any gaps within the cartons when you pack. This prevents movement and eventually breakage. You can use Styrofoam inserts, crumpled paper, bubble wrap or folded linen, shirts and towels for this.