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Packing Service: How It Works and When to Use It

Oct 21, 2020

The average American adult has about 300,000 belongings in their home. When you consider how many people you live with or how many necessary items you need, that might not sound like much… until it comes time to move. Then you have to pick up all 300,000 of those items and put them in a box. And that takes time you probably don’t have. We’ve put together this guide to show you some of the benefits of professional packing services and when you should hire them, so let’s get started!

How Does It Work?

When you hire professional packing services, you’ll give them a time and place, and they’ll show up at your house and pack and transport your belongings for you. This gives you more time to focus on more important factors of your move, such as buying a new home, travel plans, finding a new job, preparing the children, etc. 

Don’t want someone else packing up your entire home? You can customize the type of packing services you choose so you only get the type of help you need. 

Here’s a closer look at how packing services work. 

Full Packing Services 

You can choose this option if you don’t want to worry about packing anything. The movers will do all the work for you, no matter how big or small the item. They’ll also mark and label the boxes to ensure your belongings stay (at least somewhat) organized during the move.  

Partial Packing Services 

If you want more control over the packing process but still need some help, you can hire packing services for only certain rooms or certain items in your house. 

For example, maybe you want to handle the bedrooms but don’t want to deal with the kitchen or living room. The packers will stay out of the off-limits areas and focus on the task you’ve given them. 

You can also have professional packers move only the large, heavy, or awkward items, such as furniture, mirrors, or glassware. 

Unpacking Services 

You’ll likely be exhausted after your move, and the last thing you want to do is sort through a bunch of boxes. To save yourself some time and stress, you can go ahead and have the movers unpack your items again once you reach your final destination. This will make settling into a new environment easier and more comfortable. 

Signs You Should Invest in Professional Packing Services 

Hiring professional packing services isn’t the right choice for everyone. If you live in a small apartment and don’t own a lot of belongings, you might be able to handle the entire move by yourself. However, for many families, packing services can make a move a lot faster, easier, and more relaxing. 

Here are a few signs spending extra money on this service is worth it. 

1. You Don’t Have a Lot of Time 

Need to move out of your house fast? Then you shouldn’t try packing everything on your own. Even a small house can take days (or even weeks) to pack up from top to bottom. If you don’t have the type of time, working with a packing service can get the job done and get you on the road much faster. 

2. You Have a Bunch of Fragile Items 

If you have a lot of fragile items, you might not have the right supplies or know how to pack them yourself. Professional packers have the highest quality packaging that provides the best protection, so you can ensure your items will make it from point A to point B in one piece.  

3. You Don’t Have the Right Tools/Help to Move Heavy Items 

Trying to pick up a couch and load it into a truck isn’t just difficult—it could leave you with a pulled muscle or serious back pain. It’s no worth saving a bit of money if you’re putting your health and safety at risk. 

Moving professionals have the right tools to move these heavy pieces for you, so you should let them handle it. 

4. You Don’t Want to Risk Losing Anything 

During the frantic chaos of a move, you’ll likely lose a few items along the way. If you do all the packing on your own, the only way you’ll get these items is by purchasing replacements. 

When you hire insured packing services, they’re responsible for any lost or damaged items. That means you’ll get compensation for anything that breaks or goes missing, which will put less strain on your bank account.

5. You’re Already Dealing With a Lot of Stress

Moving is one of the most stressful life events you can go through as an adult. One of the best ways to take some of that stress off your shoulders is to let professionals take care of the packing for you. This allows you to take a deep breath (and a quick break) while knowing the job is still getting done. 

6. You’ll End up Saving More Money in the Long Run

You might not want to hire professional packing services because it costs more money than doing it yourself… right? 

That’s not always true. 

To start, you’ll have to buy all the packing materials yourself, which isn’t cheap. When you hire a professional, they bring all the necessary supplies with them. Remember, they’ll also compensate you for damaged or lost items, meaning you won’t have to spend more money out of pocket getting replacements. 

And imagine what would happen if you hurt yourself while packing heavy items. Paying for a hospital bill is a lot more expensive than paying for packing services. 

Don’t Do It Alone: Getting the Help You Need Today 

Trying to handle everything by yourself will only make the moving process take longer (and be more stressful!). That’s why you shouldn’t wait to hire professional packing services. 

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We can help! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today! 



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