Do movers pack for you?

Do movers pack for you? It’s one of the most common questions asked by people moving to a new home and it’s often difficult to find the right answer, especially when many of the websites that offer online quotes and instant bookings don’t explain in detail what happens after booking and paying your moving quote. This article will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether or not you should ask movers to pack for you when you move.

Most companies in the United States require their customer to pack all the misc items themselves and provide packing services separately. Just a Moving service includes only wrapping your furniture to protect it during delivery.

Should I pack myself or hire professionals?

Packing your belongings can be stressful and time-consuming, which is why many people opt to hire professional packers. If you're not sure what to do, here are some tips on when it might be a good idea to hire professionals:

  • You've never moved before. Professional movers will have experience with packing and unpacking items that aren't packed in the same way every time. This can make moving easier and help prevent damage.

  • You moving Long Distance. When driving takes a lot of time it's better to make sure your items are properly packed into boxes.

  • Insurance. When professional packers handle the job they usually guarantee the safety of your items in the boxes and will provide reimbursement if something is damaged.

  • When there is a lot to pack. When moving a large house it's always a must to hire packers at least for part of the items you have, otherwise, it will take ages for you to pack everything.

What do professional packers bring to the table?

If you decide to hire professional packers make sure you ask what exactly their packing service includes. Usually packing services include only labor, all the supplies are bought separately. You can purchase packing supplies yourself or buy them from a moving company if they have this option. Some moving companies provide packing packages with a number of packing materials for different moving sizes.
Packing Supplies usually include all types of boxes such as small, medium, large, wardrobe boxes, tape, packing paper mattress covers and etc...

How much does it cost?

When you hire professional packers to pack your belongings usually rated hourly and the cost is the same as for moving services. Materials are usually purchased separately.

How to pack myself?

When packing yourself you should start by buying different box sizes. If you are not sure how many you need ask your moving company for a tip, they will definitely provide you with all the required information to properly pack. Then you need tape and packing paper. Make sure to place packing paper or bubble wrap on the bottom and top of the box. Learn more about how to pack for a move.

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