Packing is definitely one of the most stressful and dreaded tasks when it comes to moving. Packing is a time consuming process that requires organizational skills and attention to detail. When packing isn’t done properly, there are bound to be some mistakes along the way. Check out the top 5 most common packing mistakes below, so you can learn what not to do when packing your home!

Waiting until the last minuteOne common packing mistake is waiting until the day before, or the day of the move to pack. As mentioned,  packing is a very time consuming process that takes days of preparation and organization. Waiting until the last minute will create stress and make you feel even more overwhelmed about your move.

Crying during packing

Getting distracted– It is very easy to become distracted during the packing process. You may come across items you haven’t seen in years, reminisce on memories, or even build a box fort. Although all of those things sound like a lot of fun, it is important to stay focused. Try your best not to get distracted to ensure that your packing is completed on schedule, but don’t forget to take a break every now and then!

Distracted packing

Forgetting to label boxes– Labeling is crucial when it comes to packing. This allows you and your movers to know exactly what items are in every box, so upon arrival at the new destination, they can be delivered to the correct room in the new home.

Forgetting boxes

Over-packing– If you are moving everything yourself, you most likely would like to make as few trips as possible. This often leads to over-packing your vehicle. Over-packing can put your items at a greater risk for damage and put strain on your vehicle.


Overworking yourself– Overall, moving is exhausting, and packing can be too. Some people are ambitious and try to pack up an entire home in one day. This can do more harm than good. Be sure to take breaks, eat, and most importantly get some sleep! Plan out the packing process, so you can stay sharp!

Take a nap

Packing doesn’t have to be such a hassle! Remember to take your time, plan out your packing, label, and stay focused. This will help keep your items organized and secured. If you’re already overwhelmed just thinking about packing, consider hiring the professionals at Fry-Wagner to pack for you! Our packing professionals can pack your entire home to ensure your items are secured properly and will be safe for transport. For more information on packing, or to schedule an in-home estimate, contact Fry-Wagner today!