Mistake # 1 - Leaving packing until the last minute
In order to ensure that the packing process is easy, it is recommended to pack your belongings slowly over time; This requires starting the process as early as possible. Don't leave the packing until the last minute, as this will turn it into a gruelling task requiring a lot of time and energy. You should also plan the packing out in advance so you know what you have to pack on each day.
Mistake # 2 - Not organising your boxes
When packing, sort the boxes by room, indicating this on each box with either a label or a colour-coded sticker. If done correctly, the removalists will make sure to unload each box in the correct room. In addition, label each box with its contents to help with the unpacking process.
Mistake # 3 - Using low-quality boxes
Using old or low-quality boxes is never worth the risk. Do yourself a favour and ask the moving company for durable boxes to prevent the cardboard from tearing and damaging its contents.
Mistake # 4 - Running out of boxes
There is nothing more frustrating than getting to the end of packing, and discovering that you don't have enough boxes. You don't want to have to get more boxes at the last minute, or worse, leave things behind. To avoid this, order more boxes than you think you will need, to give yourself a buffer.
Mistake # 5 - Packing items you need access to in boxes
Finding out that you do not remember where you packed your cell phone charger can be very frustrating. Avoid this by packing important things that you need access to during the move (such as cell phone chargers or car keys) in a separate bag; This will come with you on the day of transport.
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