1. You are going to be a lot busier than you can imagine.
If you are making a long-distance move, you need to focus on arranging the logistics of getting your family settled into a new city. Transferring medical records, booking hotels, changing the address for mail, takes time and you need to get everything right before you leave. And even if you’re just moving in the same zip code, you still need to schedule the move around your work hours, your kids’ school days and think of allocating enough time to unpack everything.
Professional packing services can help you shed some load off your shoulder and take away one less, but big, burden from you. Professional packers will help you secure your items.
2. Movers and packers are insured.
You are moving into a new apartment when suddenly, your precious china falls to the floor and breaks into a million and one-pieces. And that will be the end of that.
But if you hire a professional mover, if the accidentally drop your TV or refrigerator, then you can get covered by the insurance policy that the company has. In most cases, movers and packing services are very careful with your items and they rarely if not, never, break anything.
But if you hire a professional packing service, it’s covered. Do they accidentally drop your new MacBook? It’s covered. Snag your couch on an exposed nail? It’s covered.In most cases, though, professional movers and packers are a LOT more careful with your belongings than you are. They do this all the time (unlike you), so mistakes are rare.
3. Moving companies have the correct equipment.
Moving companies use heavy-duty tape, bubble wrap, styrofoam wraps, blankets, buffers, special furniture dollies, anything that will secure your items inside the box. Professionals know how to make each piece fit like a puzzle piece inside the box to make sure that it does not tumble around during transportation. Most homeowners would just haphazardly stuff the sides of the box with newspapers. Is that really the care your items deserve? Professional movers and packing services have the right tools and equipment to get the job done.
4. Hiring movers can actually be cheaper. You might think that you can easily buy boxes off of Facebook or hardware stores, but you will end up spending more in the long run. This does not count in the cost of the rental truck or packing materials, like bubble wrap or newsprint paper that you need to use to wrap your plates in. And don’t forget, if you break something valuable, you’re out that money too.
Think professional movers and packers are expensive? At the end of the day, hiring one is less so. They pack all of your belongings for you and they even do all the heavy lifting.
5. Movers and professional packers work faster than your friends.
Whether they are loading the truck of packing in your stuff, this is what professional packing services do and they do it every day. They have seen every plate, pots, and pans there is and they know exactly how to make it all fit inside one box. When you enlist your friends, it can take you days to finish packing everything. And that is your friends are willing to help. Most people find that their friends would usually have something important to do on the day that they need some help packing up.