The most stressful part of moving isn’t the transportation of your valuables, getting them in and out of the truck. Improper packing is the leading cause of damage in a move, but it is also the most preventable cause. Consider why to hire professional packers to alleviate many of the burdens that come with moving, with additional benefits like:
In a move, every minute and mile count. The more time you waste, the more miles you drive, the more you move is going to cost you. For a short move across town, the costs may be manageable, but if you are moving across the state or going to a new area of the country, the costs escalate rapidly.
Professional packers know the most efficient way to pack your boxes and your truck, so you maximize every cubic inch of space. You won’t find yourself stuck with boxes that are too heavy to lift, but only half full, or a truck that seems to have tons of space, but nowhere to put another box.
In general, packing times range from around two days for a one-bedroom apartment to nearly a week for a four-bedroom house. Unfortunately, much of that time is wasted on inefficient packing techniques or trying to formulate a plan of attack.
When you hire professional packers, you employ a team of people with the expertise and experience to get your move done promptly. Most moving situations can be taken care of in a matter of hours, giving you the chance to spend your time on more critical tasks.
Packing requires a lot more than just a handful of cardboard boxes collected from your local fast food restaurant and a roll of clear tape unless you are moving into or out of your college dorm. If you are moving an entire house, your list of materials may include:
- Boxes of various sizes
- Specialty boxes (i.e., for stemware or your wardrobe)
- Several rolls of tape
- Markers for labeling
- Bubble wrap
- Tie downs
Gathering these supplies is science. But too many of them, and you will waste money on items you may never use. However, if you buy too few, you’ll spend time going back and forth to the store to get more.
With experience comes the ability to estimate what is needed for a move with a high degree of accuracy. Through interviews on the phone or quick site evaluation, packing professionals can determine how much of each packing material is necessary, and wrap that into the cost estimate for your move.
Finally, an essential thing that packing professionals bring to your move is a peace of mind. You can rest easy knowing that your boxes have been packed securely and that if the unthinkable happens, the packers have insurance to cover the damages.
Make sure that you read your moving contract carefully so that you know exactly what services the packing team provides, and what you will still need to do on your own. With this binding document in hand, there are few things that you have to worry about, other than where you want to place your favorite pictures in your new house!
Moving doesn’t have to be as stressful as movies and television make it out to be. Hiring professional packers eliminates most of the problems that arise when you move, saving you time and stress along the way.