We recently came across this article in The New York Times entitled “The Mistakes We Make When Moving“. We wanted to summarize the five moving mistakes they mention and give some tips to avoid them.
Three Moving Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
- Rushing – Do not wait till the last minute to begin packing and preparing for the move. The article states “..almost every home-improvement store and storage facility sells packing materials, including item-specific ones like dish sleeves and bags for framed pictures. Between those materials being widely available and online videos showing how to efficiently and carefully pack boxes, you can drastically reduce the chances of breaking anything in the move by giving yourself enough time to pack things the right way.”
- Leaving the Breakables Breakable – Make sure that you take extra care to pack breakables in a way that ensures they arrive intact. A move practically ensures that the boxes will be subject to some jostling around. Pack anything breakable with this in mind and provide ample packing material to keep the these items intact.
- Not Supporting Top-Heavy Items – Avoid packing a lot of weight on items with narrow legs or not a lot of strength. While these items might seem fine when stacked in a garage or basement, the load is not being subject to the movement it will experience in transit. The article mentions “To keep these items safe, stack packed boxes between the legs and up to the underside of the object so that the boxes become supports for the heavy top.”
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