6 Common Packing Mistakes to Avoid
Whether you're a last-minute packer, or you start packing months before your move, it's common for people to question if they're doing it the right way. What room should they begin with? Is there a rule with which things can be gathered together? Although there's no 100% best way to pack that outdoes everything else, there are some smaller approaches you can take to help make the process easier. Here are six common packing mistakes you can avoid to help you on your path!
Starting With The Kitchen
Our kitchens are often simultaneously our messiest and most organized parts of our home. Everything is in its neat little place, and it feels so simple to start packing it as soon as you think about doing it. Unfortunately, that means in the weeks leading up to a move, our kitchen is full of boxes, and nothing is where we need it. We eat every single day. Save your kitchen as the last room you pack.
Doing It Alone
Packing is an enormous task, even if you live alone. Don't try and undertake all of it just by renting a U-Haul and calling it a day. If you have bulky furniture, it's worth hiring movers or asking for friends to help. You'll save your back and save time.
You may not think that you have clutter, but everyone does. Don't pack without paying attention to what you're moving with you. Take the chance to go through your belongings, and decide whether you need particular objects to follow you into your new home. Try on older clothes and determine if you're ever going to wear them again. You can easily give away things or even throw a yard sale!
Packing Dirty Things
Fair enough, you might not be able to run a lot of laundry in the middle of a move: but you should attempt to make everything as clean as you can. Bringing things over when they're already wiped down, dusted, and cleaned, means you'll have less work to do once you finally unpack. Instead of stressing about cleaning, you'll be able to enjoy your new wonderful home.
Not Labeling Things
When you were looking at Banff homes for sale, I'm sure you didn't ignore how many rooms or bathrooms there were. Why avoid labeling which of these rooms your boxes should go into? Take a couple of extra seconds and label your boxes, even if it's just 'LR' for the living room or 'DVD,' so you know what's in it.
Waiting And Rushing
Although some may flourish under pressure, it's not healthy for anyone involved. Procrastination adds to the stress of moving and will make the whole affair exhausting. Instead, try to pack little by little. If you know you are streaming most shows and movies until the move, pack your DVDs while you enjoy a film. Vacuum seal out-of-season clothing instead of waiting; take your time moving methodically through your home. You'll be able to sit in your nostalgia for this home while avoiding stress.