Should you hire a professional packer?

When moving, there’s so much to do that hiring professional packers and movers might be the way to go. Keep in mind that there are lots of options available, from packing your entire household to packing selected things only.
There are many services that a professional packer and mover can provide. Everything from packing up your household to moving it to the new location to unpacking and setting up your new home.

  • Home Assessment: First, the company will send out a surveyor to assess the details of your move. They’ll list each item that needs to be packed, including furniture, cupboard contents, and kitchen drawers. This is not only a way of costing out your move but also will help determine what’s of value and may need extra special care. Valuables, including paperwork, artwork, and jewelry will be discussed during the household survey, determining how these items should be handled. Usually, items that can be taken with you on moving day, instead of being loaded in the moving truck, will be packed separately by the company and set aside for you to take with you.
  • Full-Service Packers and Movers: Full-service packers will make sure all furniture is taken apart, properly wrapped, and secured using padding and protective packing. Pictures and frames are removed from walls and carpets are rolled and ready to move. Boxes are labeled and sorted according to room and placement. The company will also provide you with a time estimate on how long it’ll take them to pack your goods and the cost involved. Usually, they can do it in a day. Your time frame and how much stuff you have will also determine the price. If you’re in a rush to move, more staff will be needed to get your home packed. So, should you hire a full service? As mentioned earlier, this is a decision you need to make based on time versus cost. A packing service could add significantly to your moving budget. But it surely saves your time, energy and mental peace.
  • Packing Specialty Items: If you’re on a budget or you want to save money on your move, many packing services offer packing of specialty items, particularly fragile things like artwork, mirrors, or other breakables. The company will come to your home to do an assessment then provide you with a quote. Other items you may want to consider hiring a professional packer for are antiques, valuable artwork, and fragile furniture. It’s worth it to pay an extra charge to ensure the safe arrival of your most treasured pieces.
  • Appliances Moving appliances often have to be handled by specialty movers. Many moving companies will suggest you hire a professional to prepare and move large appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washers, and dryers. If appliances are not properly prepared, the moving company will not take responsibility if they don’t work in your new home