3 Mistakes You Can Make When Packing For Your Professional Movers

Have you hired professional movers to do the heavy lifting on your moving day, but you need to do all the packing? If so, you may make some packing mistakes that can cause problems for your movers when they arrive.

Using The Wrong Types Of Boxes

You may think that you are saving money by using odd-shaped boxes that you are able to find for free, but it is going to become a big problem for your movers when they try to fit everything onto the truck. That is because moving boxes are designed to be stacked on top of each other and take up the least amount of space possible. When you start using odd-shaped boxes, you are going to end up wasting space on the truck and risk having boxes on the bottom collapse. 

In addition, there are also a lot of specialty boxes that can help make the move much easier. This includes special dish and glassware boxes for items in your kitchen, wardrobe boxes to fit all your clothes, and even a box designed to fix your big screen TV. Having the right box for the job will ensure that things are not damaged during transit.

Packing Drawers

Think that you can get away with packing all of your clothes in dresser drawers, rather than taking them out and put them into boxes? This is going to cause a problem when the movers try to lift furniture that is very heavy out of your home. All it takes is for the item to tilt slightly to its side for the weight of the drawer to cause it to open. This can cause drawers to break the tracks that they are resting on, all because you didn't want to pack a few extra boxes.

Leaving Large Furniture Assembled

If you can break a furniture item into smaller pieces, you should definitely take care of disassembling the item before your movers arrive. This will help ensure that everything can fit onto the moving truck, and that time is not wasted unscrewing bolts that you could have done the day before the move. Disassembling furniture ahead of time will also give you time to store those pieces in a secure place so that they are not lost when you arrive at your new place.

Reach out to residential moving services to learn more about what you can do to make the move go smoothly.