While nobody likes the thought of packing up all of their belongings for a big move, packing is one of the most important aspects of the entire process. Definitely one of the most miserable parts, but important, nonetheless. There are definitely things that you should try to avoid when packing to make the process a little more tolerable. Good Time Moving & Storage is here to share the top packing mistakes that you should avoid when getting ready to move.

Fill Empty Space in Moving Boxes when Packing

Before you start closing up and taping shut boxes that have more space in them, think twice. This is a big mistake that many people make. It is especially bad when it is a box full of breakable or fragile items. That extra space gives your items too much wiggle room and can lead to broken items when you get to your new place. If you have a bunch of space in your boxes but don’t want to put any other items in them, fill the blank space with packing paper or some sort of cushion that will keep your items from moving around during the move. Sometimes, you may have some towels that you can use to fill spaces as well.

Avoid Free Inferior Packing Supplies

Packing materials isn’t a place that you should try to skimp on. You will need a number of different supplies to get your entire house packed up and moved. Buy plenty of packing peanuts, packing paper, high quality packing tape, markers, quality boxes and other supplies that can help make the process a little easier.

Don’t Pack Items Movers Won’t Move

Believe it or not, there is an entire list of items that movers are not able to move for you. It isn’t because they don’t want to, they simply aren’t allowed to. It is because these items are considered hazardous for the moving company to take care of. They include anything that is powered using gasoline, aerosol cans, ammunition, fertilizer, fireworks, cleaning solvents and more. When you hire a moving company to handle your move, ask them for a list of items that they aren’t allowed to move for you so that you can avoid packing them up.

Should I Label My Moving Boxes?

You may think that you will remember what you put where when you are filling up those boxes to move but think again. You need to label the boxes using incredible detail so that you can find your belongings when you get to your new place. Without labeling them thoroughly, you will find yourself frustrated when you get to your new house and try to unpack.

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If you are getting ready to take on a big move, you can count on the moving professionals at Good Time Moving & Storage to get your items safely from your old to your new house. We will take care of all the packing and unpacking so you can focus on other aspects of the move. Call us today!

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