Packing mistakes to avoid

Nobody likes to physically move. Whatever is at the end of the move might prove especially exciting, but the overall process is the worst. However, sometimes you just have to suck it up and do it. It doesn’t mean you should get sloppy packing though, as this can cause all sorts of problems in the long run. At Redden Insurance Agency, we want to do everything in our power to protect your belongings, whether you’ve moving to Bradley, WV or somewhere else. As long as you avoid these common packing mistakes, you’ll reduce the chance of potential damage.

Pack a Weekly Bag

The thing about making a major move is all your essentials go into boxes. Even if you label the boxes, you might not locate everything you need when you need it. Instead, pack a bag for the first week. This way, you’ll have what you need and won’t need to rush springing every single box once you arrive.

Start Packing Now

Like that test you forgot to study for in high school, the last thing you want to do is wait to start packing until the last minute. As soon as you find out about your move you should start packing. Even if its a year away, pack a box or two over each weekend at first, starting with the closet, crawl spaces and other areas. Spacing it out prevents you from having to do it all at the last minute.

Watch That Box Weight

It is so easy to overload boxes. You’re tossing items into boxes, but you are not picking the boxes up while you go. Last thing you want is to close up that box and find it weighs a few hundred pounds. So, disperse the heavy items into different boxes, such as combining books and clothes to spread out and lighten the load.