Helpful tip and how to pack your home up to avoid any breakages and missing items.
Moving all your personal and household items from one home to another is a huge task that involves many moving responsibilities for the move to be a success. The process of moving house is often very stressful, time-consuming and emotional with many tasks involved. While some of the activities that need to be completed are more of a challenge than others, packing is usually the task that proves to be the most overwhelming.
If you live in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the surrounding areas and are planning a move, we want to make your move as easy and stress-free as possible, so here are 6 common packing mistakes that we often encounter and how to avoid them.
Leaving everything until the last minute
Moving requires planning and preparation, so if you think that you can just throw your belongings into boxes and tape them up then you should think again.
Relocating house involves many steps, from choosing a moving company in Newcastle or surrounding areas to organising your belongings on the day of the move. To ensure that you don’t forget anything in the hype of the big day, you should prepare a checklist of things that need to be done.
Forgetting to label the boxes
Moving boxes usually look the exact same. By labelling them you can easily identify their contents for easy unpacking once you reach your new home.
To have an accurate itemisation of what is in each box, you should make a note of its contents right after packing it up.
It’s best to use a different labelling method to mark the boxes for each room to ensure you can identify the boxes quickly. Try using different coloured labels for each box depending on which space they need to be unpacked in.
Forgetting to set aside the essentials
In the excitement of the move, there are a few things that you may need on moving day that have already been packed away. These include:
- Cleaning products
- Rubbish bags
- Pen and paper
- Basic tool kit
- First aid kit
- Supplies for coffee
If you’ve failed to set these aside, then it’s likely that you’re going to have extra stress on moving day. To avoid making the mistake of packing things that you might need, take the time to make a list of the essentials that you will need.
Using the wrong packing materials
By the time you finally get around to boxing up fragile items such as ornaments and glassware, you will probably be tired of packing, but spending some extra time protecting your items will be worth it for your valued possessions to arrive in one piece.
Stock up on lots of bubble wrap, tape and cushioning rolls to wrap your fragile items in. Remember, it’s better to go overboard with the bubble wrap rather than arriving at your new home with a box of shattered glass or ceramics.
Forgetting to do a final walk-through
We all have some spaces in our homes that we forget about; these include attics and sheds where we tend to stash away rarely-used items. To make sure that you haven’t left anything behind, you should take a final walk-through of the property, checking cupboards, spare bedrooms and anywhere that you’re guilty of stockpiling your belongings.
Not hiring a professional moving service
It might seem like a good idea to rent a truck and round up some friends to help with the loading and unloading but most moves require the services of a professional removal company. Any reputable moving company will offer liability coverage or some form of insurance, so you’ll be reimbursed if your items are damaged or lost during the move.
Make sure you start searching for a removals company in Newcastle or Lake Macquarie 4-6 weeks before your moving day; this will give you enough time to get quotes, choose the best removals company and start packing your things up.
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