There is no one who has packed that hasn’t made this mistake: thinking it was only going to take a little while. Get started early and be as organized as possible. Having a planned out time line and process keeps disaster from occurring. You also need to load up on moving supplies, without the proper supplies, progress is stalled. One of the first things you need to do, before anything is actually packed: Declutter. You need to let go of the things that are in your way from a successful move. When you finally get to loading up those boxes, do so with a plan. Pack in a way that it will be easy to find things on the other end of the move.

Key Takeaways:

  • The most common packing mistake is procrastinating, which can ruin all of your preparations.
  • Another problem is not having enough packing supplies, such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, or labels.
  • Don’t pack haphazardly, instead, use the right supplies and take the time to pack fragile items.

“Packing well is both an art and a science, and the people who hate packing (there are many) have forgotten this fact. Since many of us save our least favorite tasks for last, it’s no wonder that packing can quickly go wrong.”

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