12/01/2015 02:00 EST | Updated 12/03/2015 09:59 EST

8 Common Holiday Packing And Delivery Mistakes

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Woman preparing parcel for shipment in her cozy loft apartment

The holidays are right around the corner, and even if you've made your shopping lists and checked them twice, something might go wrong — and that's simply not nice.

In the inforgraphic below, Collect + parcel delivery service lists the eight most common mistakes people make when shipping a package over the holidays. From exceeding weight limits to using the wrong type of container, packaging errors can lead to higher fees, not to mention lost and damaged items.

Are you shipping presents across the country? Check out this handy guide, which lists the cut-off dates to ensure your packages arrive before December 24th in Canada.

Common Christmas Packaging Mistakes