The Most Common Packing Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

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There are two kinds of people when it comes to moving. The first ones are the ones who think that moving is the worst nightmare ever and surviving it will be impossible without the help of both some budget movers but also everyone else around them because they believe they can do nothing on their own.

However, the second ones are the people who think that moving is a piece of cake and not only that they don’t even consider hiring budget movers, but they take every step along the way for granted and end up actually making a real nightmare out of their local move. No matter your thoughts about moving, we suggest that you stand somewhere in the middle and be realistic when it comes to your local move.

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Start by searching for the right budget movers

All In Moving Services can provide you with the help from the best Los Angeles local movers and the ones who can proudly call themselves budget movers because they can offer you high-quality services for the amount of money that you will be able to pay without much hassle. That is why we think that visiting the website of All In Moving Services is the perfect way to start planning your local move since we really tried hard to gather all kinds of information for you and make a base of all the useful tips and tricks that you need for your future relocation.  

According to the words of many of our clients, but also all Los Angeles budget movers out there, the most time-consuming and energy-wasting part of the move is actually packing. Why is this the case? Well, we don’t know whether you heard this before, but actually, the whole success of your local move depends on packing. 

Since we consider ourselves to be part of the best Los Angeles budget movers, we don’t only talk about the tips and tricks, but we also believe that the best way to learn is to learn from your, or even better, someone else’s mistakes. We have already shared 6 Moving Mistakes That You Should Avoid, and today our packers and movers decided to share with you some of the most common packing mistakes and ways to avoid them. 

So, what are the most common mistakes during your budget move? 

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Waiting for the last minute to pack

This is a big “no-no” when it comes to packing and moving in general. Moving is one of the most important events in your life, so you have to plan and organize it so that you have enough time to pay attention to all the things you need to take care of and all the tasks you need to handle. No matter whether you manage to find the perfect budget movers or you are moving on your own, when it comes to moving and packing everything has to be meticulously planned.

From looking for Los Angeles packers and movers and exploring their websites to find the necessary information to buying supplies and labeling the boxes, packing requires a lot of your attention. If you leave packing for the last minute, not only that you will not pack in an organized way that will help you spend a lot less time unpacking when everything is over, but you will also probably end up with a lot of broken and missing items, which is something that you should definitely avoid. 

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Be sure to take some time before you begin the packing process to figure out which items you will pack first and which ones you won’t pack at all, how you plan to pack them, and how you are going to keep track of everything that has been packed.

Planning ahead will make your efforts much more effective and you will be able to maintain good organization throughout the move. If you don’t know when to start and how to make a good packing list, Los Angeles budget movers prepared The Ultimate Packing List for Moving for you to get some ideas and start planning successfully.

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Not looking for any help of local movers or friends and family

Since we figured that you have to make a plan and start packing early, now let’s hear what Los Angeles budget movers think the next important mistake to avoid is. The packing task ahead of you may range from being hard to being simply impossible to complete by one person or even one single family depending on the number of items found in your home and the time you have until the moving day. There are many reasons that people use as excuses not to hire local movers and some of them are legit. However, something that all Los Angeles packers and movers like to emphasize is that our city is not like the others and moving here is a bigger challenge than anywhere in the world and if you are Angeleno you are already aware of that. 

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That is why even if you decide to move on your own, you should first explore some of the great Los Angeles budget movers in your area, schedule meetings with them and ask them anything you would like to know about your future relocation. You might find out a lot of useful stuff and you might also get surprised by how affordable budget movers can actually be.

Los Angeles packers and movers can provide you with a wide range of services, so if you think that there are some tasks that are easier for you to handle and some that are more difficult, leave the second ones to your budget movers. On the other hand, if you still choose to move on your own, this is a time when you should not try to be polite, but instead, ask your family and friends for help. You will see that everyone will be eager to help you out and make this task a lot easier and faster for you. 

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Packing absolutely everything that you have

Moving should be a form of starting a new page of your life book, and therefore, having enough space to fill it with new things, people and experiences. However, how are you supposed to do this if you are not ready to let go of some of the ones that you don’t need or use anymore?

Packing items that you no longer need is a huge waste of time and effort. It is an even bigger waste of money, since no matter how on budget movers are, if you have too many items to move, your packing will last longer, and therefore, be more expensive than you would want it to. Moving is a huge task as it is and you don’t need to complicate the process by packing things that you don’t plan on keeping. 

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Your Los Angeles budget movers advise you to before you start packing go through your home and get rid of any items you no longer want or need.  This is a great time to consider having a yard sale or even donating items. Decluttering your home will make the packing process easier and more efficient.

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Improvising and not obtaining enough packing supplies

Many people think that packing can be done easily by working with what you have instead of buying proper packing supplies and making sure all your belongings are packed safely. According to Los Angeles budget movers, this is one of the most common mistakes and the one that people usually realize when it is already too late and their belongings are already broken or damaged.

If you are using the services of packers and movers, you probably won’t need to think about this, since your budget movers are not only cheap and efficient but also provide you with all kinds of supplies and equipment needed for your local move.

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Before you make a final decision and book your Los Angeles budget movers, make sure that they provide packing supplies and that they are included in the price. If you decide to move on your own, be sure to buy enough packing supplies for all your belongings and also learn to pack them properly. You Los Angeles budget movers advise you to pay special attention when packing fragile items, so make sure to take a look at our 4 Tips for Packing Breakables.

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Not learning about the right way to pack your belongings

Not obtaining packing supplies is one way to risk the safety of your belongings, but even if you buy great quality packing supplies, you still won’t be able to ensure your belongings are safe unless you pack them the right way.

That is why another example of the common packing mistakes to avoid when moving is to fail to follow the special packing requirements that the various sets of goods require, or in other words to treat all your possessions the same when packing them for a move.

Also, not learning about packing supplies and what is the weight that your boxes can handle can be a big issue.

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Our Los Angeles budget movers always advise you to explore, learn and ask your budget movers about all the steps you need to take in order to pack your belongings safely. Our packers and movers also shared some tips about packing some items that people usually struggle with, so you can check out our Guide on How to Pack Glasses or How to Pack Plates

Also, make sure that you always disassemble big pieces of furniture before your move. This is something that people forget or don’t know how to do, so they simply avoid it, but it is crucial for a successful move. If you don’t know how to disassemble your furniture, the best thing you can do is to rely on some of the local movers in the area to help you.

Many of Los Angeles budget movers can provide you with packing only service, so it won’t be difficult for you to find budget movers and you will also be able to keep all your belongings safe along the way by knowing that they are handled properly. 

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Now you are ready to welcome your budget movers!

We don’t want to overwhelm you with pointing out all the mistakes that Los Angeles packers and movers have seen people make, but we are glad that we made sure you are aware of the ones that are most common and most important to avoid. Packing doesn’t have to be all stress if you pay attention to important steps and listen to the advice of budget movers. 

Have you already made a decision to hire budget movers but you can’t seem to find the ones that check all your boxes? Budget movers from All In Moving Services are there to help. Get in touch with us to find out all about moving and packing hacks!