Moving can be stressful. So much so that many movers rush through the process in a misguided effort to “get it over with” as soon as possible. Unfortunately for them, this often creates more problems.

We want your move to be as stress-free as possible. To give you a head start, here are some common packing blunders that make your move a lot more stressful than it has to be.

Mistake #1: Start Packing Without a Plan

One of the most common mistakes is to start packing without any regard for what you’re doing. Just grab the nearest items and start boxing them up.

Oh look, you packed your bed sheets five weeks before your move date.

You need a proper plan of action. Make a list of what to pack first. Start with the things you can live without for a little while. Leave the essentials until right before the move.

Otherwise, you’ll just waste precious time.

Mistake #2: Leave Packing for Moving Day

Maybe you’re the type that prefers to plan things out ahead of time. In fact, all you do is plan. You plan to do it, eventually, when you get a chance.

Procrastination is the bane of moving. Packing everything feels like an unbearable chore. It’s so tempting to put it off until later. Thinking like this is dangerous because “later” is always in the future. Your moving date isn’t always so courteous. Time is precious, especially when you have a hard deadline.

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? It’s tempting. Especially when there are more pressing matters that require your attention. The more time until the move date, the easier it is to procrastinate.

Sorry, but waiting until the moving truck has pulled up to your house is just too late. You should start packing as soon as you’ve confirmed your move date.

Mistake #3: Avoid Sorting Items

Some people might think that sorting items is a waste of time and just throw everything into a box and sort it when you get to your new home. There’s one problem with that, and it’s a big one.

You’ll likely end up packing a lot of stuff that you would otherwise toss out or leave behind. That means that you’re moving things that you don’t need, as well as adding unnecessary weight to your boxes. If you’ve hired a professional moving company, you’ll pay extra to move that stuff.

Don’t skip the pre-move sorting. It may seem like a chore, but you’ll appreciate it in the end.

Mistake #4: Neglect to Label Boxes

One of the biggest packing mistakes comes from overconfidence. You might think that your memory is “too good” to label your boxes, and you might be right.

Do you feel like wasting hours sifting through piles of boxes for one particular thing?

While your memory might be great, it’s not infallible. Moving is a hectic process. Don’t assume you’ll be able to identify each box based on looks alone. Label your boxes! You can check out our guide on labeling here. 

That’s All for Now

It turns out that there’s a lot of common packing mistakes. In fact, there’s too many for one entry! Come back in a few weeks for part 2!

Make Your Move Easy

We want your move to be as simple and stress-free as possible. Avoid the stress by calling E-Z Move! We’ll get you started with a free estimate on your next move.

So, what are you waiting for? Contact E-Z Move today and discover what professional Tucson movers can do for you. For more information, call (520) 808-0347. Let’s make your next move E-Z.

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