5 Common Packing Mistakes That Can Make Moving A Nightmare

For some reason, people always think that packing is all about throwing everything into a box and sealing it. Quite frankly, if you don’t take this process seriously you’ll end up making mistakes that can turn the entire experience into a nightmare. Go ahead and ask anyone who has moved homes to share with you their experience. They’ll tell you it’s time-consuming, stressful, and tiresome. You have to plan the move or else you’ll have to deal with various hurdles and glitches along the way. These challenges will make you feel like literary pulling out your hair due to frustration. By the way, if you feel you need advice on what to do you can call or send a message to movers Vancouver.

Packing mistakes to avoid according to movers:

Did you take your time to plan months in advance? If you did, everything will go according to plan. But if by any chance you didn’t, you need to buckle up because you’re about to experience one hell of a bumpy ride.

1. No packing strategy

It’s a huge mistake not to have a strategy. Most homeowners who are about to move homes think it’s okay to improvise at the very last minute instead of chalking out a plan. Packing household items randomly has never gotten anyone anywhere. You’ll just end up wasting a lot of time, and feel stressed. We always advise people to come up with a detailed calendar to help them plan for all the days at their disposal. Stick to whatever strategy you have, and try not to get off the rails.

2. Not asking for assistance

You obviously do have personal effects that come in different sizes, right? Some are huge while others are small. This means that if you choose to go at it alone, you’ll have a lot to juggle during the process. It’s probably best you get help from family members or close friends who are willing to give you a hand. You can even reach out to a moving company and hire their services if you don’t have a tight budget. Remember, some of these companies are not genuine movers but scammers, so you have to be really careful when carrying out background checks. Settle for a firm that has years of experience, and the skilled manpower required to handle the job effectively.

3. Procrastinating

It’s human nature to procrastinate things. The worst mistake you can make is not packing things in advance as this will make the entire process seem laborious. Have all the items that you don’t use more often already packed and the boxes labeled or tagged. Try to pack at least one box a day and avoid the last minute rush.

4. Insufficient packing supplies

Underestimating the amount of needed packing supplies is something common among movers. There’s nothing more frustrating than realizing you just ran out of bubble wraps or packing peanuts while packing on the last day. A professional mover will be happy to give you a rough estimate of what you need. Get yourself some shrink wraps, packing tapes, corrugated brown sheets, color-coded labels, and boxes of different sizes.

5. Not labeling boxes

Make things easier for yourself when you move in. Do not be lazy. How else are you going to know what’s in what box when you start unpacking? You’ll spend too much time unpacking and this can be stressful as well.

With the right planning, moving is never a tedious process. If you find it too much a hassle, reach out to professional movers who will always be ready to help you out.

 

 

5 Tips On Themes and Decorations for Your Summer Party

Is it summer yet? Looking forward to that summer party you’ve been planning for all year long?  Summer means warmer weather and consequently an outdoor party that calls for all kinds of entertainment, themes and decorations. Whether you’re setting the menu, the scene or the table, this article will offer entertaining tips on how to make your party memorable. A cool summer party doesn’t require you to break your bank by hiring expensive professional organizers. All you require are good friends, family members, good food, fun games, party rentals Toronto advice and don’t forget a lot of ice cream.

1. Barbecue and Ice cream party

Summer calls for outdoor projects and what a better signature than a barbecue party? It’s very rare if not impossible to come across someone who wouldn’t appreciate a piece of grilled beef, mutton or chicken. This includes, all ages, gender and even race. This is unless you’re dealing with a vegan. Couple this with delicious ice cream for all and you’ll have the best summer party for your friends and loved ones.

2. The Long Table

The long table always does wonders when it comes to casual outdoor dinners. You can spruce the table with lines that have floral patterns to blend with nature and bring out that picnic and summery feel. You can also use a large bowl and add some floating candles for a perfect centerpiece during the evening parties.

3. Colorful and Bright Theme

Summer is all about color and brightness meaning that your selected colors ought to be vibrant. You can achieve this by using round paper lanterns that come in all vibrant colors. Also, place nature inspired colors in the ideal areas to add to the decidedly summer feel.

4. Pool Party

When you hear the word ‘pool party’, what comes into your mind? Red party cups! Floaties and Volleyballs. Summer is all about taking advantage of the warm weather and taking a dip in a swimming pool can add to the mix. Know your crowd and then adjust accordingly. If you’ll be having kids, a baby pool and children themed decorations will be a must. If not, you can add a mixture of nice music, cocktails and adult themes to your summer party.

5. Cocktail party

A cocktail does wonders to a summer party despite the event and the theme you’re working with. Set a nice table aside and enlist a perfect mixologist or a wing-man who knows his cocktails. Ensure that the cocktails are only given to the adults and you can have some nice mocktails for the young and the non-alcoholics. A cocktail party definitely adds to the summer feel.