Mistakes to Avoid When Packing Boxes for Moving

Packing and preparing everything for your big day is a major part of the moving process. If you use professional removalists they will be able to help you with this, but many people decide to pack their home and belongings up on their own.

Unfortunately, we see people making avoidable mistakes all the time. It’s not that hard to pack boxes properly – as long as you’re careful about how you do it. In the rest of this article, we’ve covered some of the top mistakes to avoid when packing boxes for moving.

  1. Using the Wrong Boxes for the Wrong Items

One of the most common mistakes we see when people are packing for their big move is using the wrong boxes for the wrong items. It’s important to use larger boxes for lightweight, bulky items, but smaller boxes are better for things like books.

Before you purchase moving materials, it’s a good idea to spend a little time assessing what you’re going to need. Try and buy the right amount of the right sized boxes.

  1. Trying to Take Everything With You

Let’s be honest, you don’t need to take everything with you to your new home. Instead, you should treat the move as a reason to get rid of useless items and declutter your home a little.

Doing this has a number of benefits, including:

  • You won’t have to pack as many things, which will make the entire process much faster.
  • Moving will also be easier with less boxes to transport.
  • Your new house won’t be full of junk that you never use.
  1. Packing Your Boxes Wrong

Another major mistake we see regularly is people packing their boxes wrong. You should always try and pack items that fit well together in the same box. Start with heavier items in the bottom and then fill the box with lighter, bulkier things. Similarly, try not to leave too much empty space within each box, otherwise things could move around and get damaged.

  1. Forgetting to Wrap Things Properly

Finally, we often see people filling up their packing boxes without wrapping fragile or potentially breakable items. As you can imagine, this can cause all sorts of problems, especially if the  removalists you use are a little rough.

Fortunately, though, you can eliminate any issues by simply paying extra attention to wrapping fragile items. Make sure that you have a good supply of bubble wrap on hand, and take the time to ensure everything is well protected.

Bonus Tip!

Note that you can also use things like clothes, towels and bedding to fill up boxes and add an extra layer of protection for fragile items. A lot of people don’t realise this and end up spending a small fortune on packing peanuts and the like.

Final Word

Getting organised for your next big move will involve packing a lot of your belongings into boxes. Avoid the mistakes outlined above to prevent major problems occuring during the moving process.