There are some silly mistakes that many homeowners make when moving. Avoiding these will make moving day much less stressful for you and your family.
Not Labeling Things
Especially if you start packing far in advance of your move, labeling any boxes that you tape up can be very helpful. Don"t just label them with what they are, but also the location they will be moved to. That way even if you are not present during the move, everything gets where it needs to go. While you may know exactly where you want to put everything and what each box contains, labeling can be beneficial. You will have much less stress when you don"t have to keep all of that information in your brain, instead it will be written on the boxes. Movers will easily know where you want the box placed and will know what to expect when they pick up a box "" and how much care needs to be used.
Packing Boxes Too Heavy
It can be tempting to try and get everything into one box when moving. If you have a whole shelf full of books, it just makes sense to put them all in one box together so that they can all get to the new house in one piece. However, for movers this can be a nightmare. The bigger a box is, the harder it is to handle, especially if it is full of very heavy objects. Bigger boxes should always be filled with lighter items to avoid injury and difficulty during the move. Smaller boxes are good for heavy items like books. Also be sure to label boxes that are fragile no matter how heavy.
Packing Important Things
Finally, many homeowners make the mistake of packing things that they will need and then not being able to get to them. Consider that you probably will not be able to unpack all of your belongings in one day. In fact, many boxes may sit for months untouched even after you are moved in and settled. For that reason, be sure that things that you will need on moving day or the days immediately following moving day are easily accessible and labeled. Many people find it helpful to pack a suitcase like they are traveling to be sure that all of their necessities are easily reached after moving in. This can be especially important with small children.
Avoiding these silly mistakes can help your relocation be much more successful.