Getting ready to move to a new home? You'll need to start by packing everything up so it can be loaded onto your moving truck. However, you do not want to make the following mistakes when packing.
Packing Boxes Half Full
A common mistake made is packing up a box that is half filled with air. Your goal may be to pack things up by room, which leaves a box at the end that is only halfway filled. This mistake could end up damaging the belongings inside the box.
Moving boxes should be packed tightly for a couple of reasons. The main one is that you do not want things to move around in the box when in transit. Everything needs plenty of cushioning to help make it to your destination in one piece.
Another reason is so that the box can support the weight of a box stacked on top of it. A box half filled with air only has some thin cardboard supporting what is packed on top of it. If this box ends up on the bottom, it can cause a stack of boxes to collapse in the moving truck, causing some damage in the process.
Always make sure your boxes are packed. Switch to a small box for the last one if necessary, and fill in empty spaces with towels, bed sheets, and other materials that will fill in the gaps.
Not Buying Plastic Wrap
One handy moving material to have on hand is plastic wrap. This comes in a large roll, and is used to wrap up furniture. You may think that the wrap is a waste of money, but it has several uses you may not be aware of.
Plastic wrap can help keep drawers closed. Once a piece of furniture is wrapped in plastic, those drawers are not going anywhere. Without the plastic wrap, they could easily slide open if tilted to the wrong side when being moved, causing them to break due to the unexpected movement.
Using plastic will also protect the items from getting banged up. Make sure to wrap the corners with plastic, since those can easily be bumped against other objects and walls. Cover flat surfaces as well to protect the sides from being scratched by other movers when in the moving truck.
For more ideas about more mistakes to avoid, be sure to reach out to a moving company, like Tomball Moving & Storage Inc, prior to your moving date.