Why just three when mistakes can go as many as a hundred? When some mistakes start looking a little too similar side by side, you end up summarizing your list into three. Then you gain a better bird’s eye view on what can possibly go wrong when trying to pack items on your way to your new house. The shorter the list, the easier for you to identify which moving mistakes to avoid. Here are some tips from professional movers in Escondido, CA.
Mixing the breakables with the not-so-fragile items.
Being there yourself to manage the packing part meant finding boxes labeled “FRAGILE”. The boxes are labeled for a reason - so that other items would be wrapped in cloth. The wrap must be thick enough to absorb the impact about to occur between the truck mid-transit and the items in the box being shipped out.
Not choosing the option to dismantle the bigger pieces of furniture.
Some shippers like taking advantage of the big space found in container trucks when trying to fit in all of the pieces of furniture being moved. Lack of foresight in checking out which items fit in the container on their own ends up with a lot of wasted space like that floor space that could have been provided to other plastic containers and carton boxes wrapped in tape. Some movers see themselves lying on the bed in the container and try sleeping off the trip without anticipating the pile of boxes that could move close to them because the driver steered the wheel a little too hard. Worst case scenarios involved an uneven placement of furniture, boxes and plastic containers with all of the fragile items inside, risking even more breakages and losing some heirloom pieces along the way.
Not getting enough boxes.
Not because you have fragile items to ship, you would neglect the rest of the items and leave them in their wraps. An organized approach to packing items includes having enough boxes to fit all items in - from the dismantled pieces of furniture to the children’s toys secured in one box to the tools that may be secured with some tape to avoid spilling out in the container truck mid-transit. In the course of making sure that you have enough boxes to fit all of your valuables, you should also make sure that there is enough Scotch tape to secure all the items in. The extra rolls of tape will come in handy as well the moment you need to secure the cloth wraps and blankets included in the container.
Moving out of your old home and into your new one should not be complicated. Most movers and packers in Escondido are trained to simplify the process for you. Sometimes, all that is left for you to do is oversee the packing process itself. No stray item left unpacked. No bed post too tight for a dismantled approach to wrapping in cloth. No container too small or unplanned for the bigger items in transit.
To see which packing procedures would suit your needs best, get in touch with us the soonest possible time. We’re ready to help you tidy up everything you need for the move.