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Should I Hire Professional Packers for My Move?

by Dusty Rhodes | Jul 28, 2021

 

Moving to a new home is stressful and can seem like an overwhelming task. Not only is it difficult to sell and purchase your home, but the thought of packing all of your belongings can seem insurmountable. You can always enlist the help of family and friends to pack things yourself, or you have the option of hiring professional packers. Although it can be an additional expense, hiring professional packers can definitely make the process easier and more efficient. If you are wondering whether or not to hire professional packers, it’s best to familiarize yourself with the advantages and disadvantages of this service so you can decide if it’s right for you.

Advantages of Hiring Professional Packers

They Provide Supplies

Along with their energy and expertise, professional packers also bring their own supplies. You might be relieved to know that you don’t have to run around looking for moving boxes, bubble wrap, packing paper, and packing tape. What’s more? You don’t have to worry about running out of supplies mid way through the packing process. Professional packers are able to supply you with quality packing materials so you can rest assured that your belongings will be well protected and properly wrapped.

They Are Quick and Efficient

One of the biggest advantages to hiring professional packers is the fact that they are extremely efficient. Given that they do this for a living, they know exactly what needs to be packed, how it should be packed, and in what order. They are knowledgeable about how to pack things both quickly and safely. You don’t have to worry that they will sacrifice the safety of your belongings by working quickly. They can typically pack up your home in a day or two, a job that may have taken you a couple of weeks.

They Pack Properly

Not only are professionals known for their speed, but they also know how to pack items the right way. The average person is liable to toss things in boxes without properly wrapping and protecting them. Professional packers, however, know exactly how to pack items to maximize space and safety.

You Have Time for Other Things

There are so many things to get done in addition to packing and by hiring professionals, you can spend your time accomplishing these other tasks. This can be especially helpful if you are trying to juggle working and getting ready for a move. Instead of spending your free time packing, you can spend it doing other things for you and your family.

Prevent Injury

Not only is packing a time-consuming job, but it can also be physically demanding. When you hire professional packers, they know how to disassemble large pieces of furniture, exercise equipment, and other bulky items. This saves you from having to lift these heavy items. In addition, you can save your back by not having to lift all of those heavy boxes while packing.

Insurance

Another great benefit to hiring professionals to pack up your home is that they will accept liability if anything gets broken or damaged. Professional packers that work with a reputable company are insured which can provide you with additional peace of mind.

Disadvantages of Hiring Professional Packers

Cost

Few things in life are free, and the luxury of having your home packed up for you is definitely not one of them. The cost of packing services depends on the size of your home, the number of items you will be moving, and the complexity of the move. In general, hiring professional packers can cost you anywhere from several hundred to a few thousand dollars. However, when you consider all of the advantages listed above, the price is certainly justifiable for many people.

Less Control of Your Belongings

Professional packers are great at wrapping your items, disassembling them, and boxing them up. While they do label the boxes, some people can be particularly persnickety about the way their belongings are handled and where they are packed. If you have a hard time trusting strangers to handle your items, it may be hard for you to let them pack everything without monitoring their every move. For those who feel the need to constantly supervise, it may not be worth it to hire packers.

 

In the end, whether or not you should hire professional packers is a personal decision. It can certainly be useful in situations where you have to move in a hurry, you are moving across the country, you have a disability, or you simply don’t have the time. Professional packers can definitely take a great deal of stress out of moving and help you move much faster. If you decide that you are interested in hiring professional packers, just be sure to do your research to find reputable full-service packers that are reliable. You also want to get a few quotes to ensure you get the best possible price.